Capital Township
Springfield, Illinois

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Contact Information

Supervisor 217-753-6800

General Assistance 217-525-1736

Assessor 217-753-6725


Capital Township was established and named by the Sangamon County Board on March 6, 1878. On February 17, 1892 the boundaries of Capital Township were made coextensive with the city limits of Springfield. Due to various referendums, Capital Township is no longer coextensive with the City of Springfield. Capital Township is unique among Townships in Illinois for several reasons. The boundaries are contained within Springfield and the roads are maintained by the City of Springfield. In addition, the Sangamon County Clerk and the Sangamon County Treasurer are both ex-officio township officers with the County Clerk functioning as the Township Clerk/Assessor and the County Treasurer functioning as the Township Supervisor. This unique connection with Sangamon County allows for a more efficient use of resources within the County.

Capital Township provides two main functions, assessing property and administering general assistance to qualified residents of the township.








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