General Disclaimer Notice:

The information and services on this Website are provided and maintained for the convenience of the user by the City of Charleston staff. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, document and related graphics published on this site could include technical inaccuracies or typographic errors. The City of Charleston provides the information and services on this Website 'without guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind. Use of and browsing in this Website are at the sole risk of the user. In the case of any errors and discrepancies, including deadline dates for the submission of any materials, the official printed documents maintained by the City of Charleston Municipal Building (City Hall) will take precedence. Independent verification of all information on this Website is strongly recommended. Under no circumstances will the City of Charleston be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages, arising out of the use or inability to use this website, including without limitation, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of goodwill, loss of business, loss of data, computer failure or malfunction, or any damages.

Communications made through the electronic mail/and/or messaging capabilities of this site shall in no way deemed to constitute legal notice to the City of Charleston or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents or representatives with respect to any application or existing or potential claim or cause of action against the City or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to the City is required by any Federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations.

Altering Forms Warning:

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website including unauthorized alterations to the wording of any online forms available on the site are strictly prohibited. Modification of the text of downloadable or online forms renders the forms invalid. Unauthorized interference with the operations and functions of this website, by electronic or other means, is strictly prohibited. Any attempt to use any information, feature, or another aspect of the site to engage in criminal conduct will be vigorously prosecuted. Any unlawful actions may be subject to criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, and other criminal laws, and may also result in civil liability.

General Use Policy:
The City of Charleston now utilizes the Internet and two cable television companies to distribute information to the citizens of Charleston, local community, and persons interested in visiting or relocating to Charleston.  It is in the City’s best interest to have a particular policy regarding the content of these digital formats. 

The primary purpose of these digital communications is to distribute information to the citizens of Charleston regarding official City business.  The secondary purpose is to provide a resource for government institutions (that are affiliated with Charleston) so that they may promote individual events and distribute information. 

At this time, the City of Charleston limits the use of the website and cable television access channels to the following items:

Official City details – directory, calendar of events, job
postings, City Codes, City maps, information
about City projects, and agendas and minutes
for official City Boards and Commissions.

Items from the following government institutions 
which Charleston is a part of – Coles County,
Charleston School District, Eastern Illinois
University, Coles Together, Charleston Area
Chamber of Commerce, Charleston 4th of July
Committee, and Charleston Tourism.

All items are at the discretion of the City Manager.

Website Posting Policy:

 Requests for posts under the Information section on this site will be solely in conformance with this policy. Those seeking a post on the City’s website must comply with this policy. All requests will be evaluated on a first come, first-served basis. Requests will not be granted automatically. The City of Charleston, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to deny a request that does not meet the criteria outlined in this policy. The City of Charleston will not publish content that contains, promotes, or suggests, but is not limited solely to the following: content regarding political/campaign speech, hate, bias, racism, discrimination, threats, obscene nature, or other content deemed inappropriate by the City of Charleston. The City of Charleston, at its sole discretion, will determine whether a posting request meets the purposes of the City’s website.