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(Sep. 28, 2017)

"The Ilion Police Department would like to remind residents to please lock their homes and their vehicles; and report suspicious or unusual behavior or activity."

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The Village of Ilion
49 Morgan ST.
Ilion, NY 13357

Phone 315-895-7449

Fax 315-894-6050

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The property maintenance/codes officer operates the Village of Ilion Codes. All of the codes are enforced with the use of the New York State Fire, Building, Property Maintenance and the Village of Ilion Code.

The Property Maintenance Officer will be going throughout the Village to check on conditions. All buildings have to be identified with numbers or alphabet letters. They have to be visible and legible from the street and contrast with the background. The minimum height of either is 4 inches. Building permits are needed for everything except painting, siding, roofing, replacement windows, sidewalks and driveways.

REMINDER: ALL dog walkers are responsible to clean up their dog(s) feces from public and private property.

For further information regarding certain code operations, please refer to the following:

New York State State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code(Uniform Code) that the Village adopted several years ago.

CLICK HERE to view Village Codes and Charter.

CLICK HERE to view the Village of Ilion Codes Zoning map.

911 Dispatch Center

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911 Dispatch Center

The Village of Ilion Police Department will be utilizing the Herkimer County 911 Dispatch Center to receive calls for service, Monday - Friday from 3:00 pm - 7:00 am, and Friday from 3:00 pm - 7:00 am Monday.

During the times the 911 Dispatch Center is receiving the calls, the Police Department lobby will be locked, with no access to the Police Department to report calls for service in person. Police Officers are still working and on patrol during these times. A phone has been installed on the outside of the Police Department, located to the right of the front door. The phone will automatically dial the 911 Dispatch Center. This phone is not capable of making any other outgoing phone calls. Once the call is answered by the 911 Dispatch Center, an officer will be assigned to respond to the Police Station to handle your complaint.

For calls other than outside the station phone

As always, if you have an emergency please dial 911! For non-emergency calls, we ask that you continue to call the Village of Ilion Police Department at (315) 894-9911. If there is no Officer available to take your call, it will be automatically roll over to the Herkimer County 911 Dispatch Center who will then dispatch the officer. There will be an Officer or Dispatcher assigned to the front desk Monday – Friday from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm. Therefore, if you have a non-emergency administrative or clerical need, please call the Ilion Police Department number (315) 894-9911 Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation, as we serve the residents of the Village of Ilion.

Thank you.

Ilion Police Department

National Fire Prevention Week




The week of October 8th - 15th is National Fire Prevention Week. The Ilion Fire Department has activities slated for the entire week including school programs, building inspections, and various training exercises.

Just a few reminders to pass on:

  1. Smoke detectors should be on every floor of your home and one in each bedroom. It is a good practice to test your smoke detectors twice a year and change the batteries. A good reminder is to do this whenever you change the clocks due to Daylight Saving Time.
  2. The acronym EDITH stands for Exit Drills In The Home. Fire Prevention Week is a good time to practice an exit plan in the event of a fire. Key to the exit plan is having a meeting place outside that everyone is familiar with.
  3. This is also a time to inspect your home for items that can cause fires such as lighters and matches.These should be kept out of the reach of children.Candles and careless use of smoking materials result in numerous fires and these items should be used with caution.
  4. Fire Prevention Week is also a good time to review the operation of electrical equipment in the home.The use of extension cords and power strips is not recommended. Also, any blinking lights, loose electrical outlets, or electrical equipment that generates heat should be repaired or replaced.
  5. Every bedroom should have two means of egress, generally a door and a window in the event that a person becomes trapped. It is also recommended that you sleep with your bedroom door closed.


Anyone with questions regarding fire safety is encouraged to call the Ilion Fire Department at (315) 894-6048.


The Ilion Fire Department is a small, combination department that aggressively approaches Fire, EMS and Building Codes while maintaining the three characteristics listed above. As evidenced by the list below, our call volume is in excess of 1600 calls per year, thereby providing us with ample opportunity to demonstrate our education, experience and compassion for residents in need. Our source of funding is taxpayer generated, but close to 1/3 is funded through ambulance recovery and fees from the Codes Department duties. Despite our small size this commitment to excellence, as portrayed by the members of this department, places us large in stature among other departments in New York State and nationwide.


Structure Fires: 20

Rescues: 7

Ambulance Calls: 1,226

Service Calls: 259

HazMat Calls: 2

Automatic Alarms: 63

MVA's: 16

Village of Ilion Office of Emergency Management

The Village of Ilion Office of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the activities of various Village Departments in the event of an emergency. While individual Departments within the Village commonly respond to emergency scenes, there is always the potential for an emergency that overwhelms the resources of any single Department. The role of the Office of Emergency Management is to assist with the planning and mitigation of this type of emergency.

The Emergency Management Office and Village Departments have worked together to keep the emergency management plan for our Village current. The plan outlines command structure, logistics, and response capabilities of all Departments. The plan also outlines how the emergency responders in the Village will coordinate with responders from around the County and the State. The goal of this plan is to better prepare the Village Departments for all types of responses and to improve the delivery of services to the residents of our Village in an emergency situation.

After each emergency the Emergency Management Officer works with the emergency management team (as outlined in the plan) along with the Mayor and others to evaluate the plan, responses to emergencies, and needs for the future.

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