Mt. Vernon Township

811 Harrison St., , Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
618-242-1613 | | 618 242-5990

Mt. Vernon Township

Grassroots Government in Action Since 1869



The elected officials and staff of Mount Vernon Township welcome you.

The objective of this website is to increase the awareness and accessiblity of information about the duties, services and programs of Mount Vernon Township. By law, Illinois townships are charged with three basic functions: (1) maintainance of all roads and bridges within its jurisdiction; (2) providing general assistance for  the indigent; (3) the assessment of real property for the basis of local taxation.  Beyond those services established by state law, township government provides various other services throughout the state.  Mount Vernon Township believes in the sound fiscal managment of the taxpayers money and in the open communication of all township affairs with the residents of the township. 

Mount Vernon Township was officially organized September 10, 1869.  Mount Vernon Township is one of 16 townships in Jefferson County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 14,237.  Mount Vernon Township covers an area of 37.27 square miles; of this, 36.98 square miles (99.22 percent) is land and 0.29 square miles (0.78 percent) is water. 

We hope that you find our website helpful and informative.