Village Clerk's Office

The Office of the Village Clerk is located within the General Government Department. The Village Clerk is elected to a four year term.

Responsibilities


The Village Clerk handles the following responsibilities for the Village:
  • Supervises the record keeping and maintenance of minutes of the Board of Trustees and the various advisory Boards and Commissions.
  • Acts as secretary for the Village President and Board of Trustees.
  • Maintains the official records of actions of the Board of Trustees.
  • Supervises the record keeping of documents and actions of the Board of Trustees.
  • Administers the oath of office to sworn officers of the Village including Firemen, Police Officers and the Village President and Board of Trustees.
  • Handles Freedom of Information Requests.
  • Supervises the registration of voters and serves as the local election official under the Cook County Clerk's office.
  • Administers the business license, liquor license new application (PDF),  liquor license renewal application of existing license (PDF) process and the renewal of licenses.
  • Ensures Village compliance with various state and federal regulations, including the Open Meeting Act, and Freedom of Information Act. Processes requests for documents per state FOIA regulations and local SOP.