SPECIAL CONSIDERATION DURING THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus, Capital Township offices are closed to the general public. The office will be minimally staffed and may be available by phone only during limited office hours. We are sorry for the inconvenience but in the best interest of our employees and customers we must take this precaution.
General Assistance 217-525-1736
Welcome to the Capital Township home page. Capital Township was established
and named by the Sangamon County Board on March 6, 1878.
On February 17, 1892 the limits of Capital Township were made coextensive
with the limits of the City of Springfield. However, due to various referendums since that time, Capital Township is no longer coextensive with the City of Springfield. Capital Township is unique among
Townships in Illinois for several reasons. First, Capital Township's boundaries
are wholly contained within the City of Springfield's corporate boundaries. Second, since Capital Township is wholly within the City of Springfield, all the roads in the Township are
maintained by the Springfield Department of Public Works. Consequently, Capital
Township does not have a road commissioner or levy for road maintenance nor does the Township have any shared road services with the City of Springfield. Finally, the Sangamon County Clerk and the Sangamon County Treasurer are ex
officio township officers. The Clerk and the Treasurer function as the Township
Clerk/Assessor and Township Supervisor respectively. This connection with Sangamon County allows the efficient sharing of multiple resources with Sangamon County