10802 S. Roberts Rd.
Palos Hills, IL 60465
(708) 598-4418 - Office
(708) 598-4473 - Fax
Clerk's Speaker's Bureau
The Clerk is responsible for storing a variety of legal notices as well as the minutes of the monthly Board Meetings, Executive Sessions, and the Minutes of the Annual Town Meeting. This office files the tax levy and other ordinances with the office of the Cook County Clerk.
Everyone who moves into or within the Township or who becomes eligible to vote for the first time, should come to the Township Clerk's office and register. Bring two documents as to your current address and birth date. A driver's license, Photo I.D., library card, birth certificate - any of these items would be acceptable.
The township clerk is the keeper of all township records. The clerk is required to maintain accurate records of all township board meetings and maintain records of the board's executive sessions.
During the town board meetings, the clerk records all role call votes. Certain questions require roll call votes, such as appointments to fill vacancies, establishing salaries, etc. Other votes can be taken by voice.
The clerk also serves as the local authority and is responsible for accepting petitions concerning township elections and/or referendums. In this capacity the clerk is responsible for publishing or posting certain specific notices, including notices for the highway commissioner.
As ex-officio clerk of the road district, the township clerk maintains all records for the highway commissioner. The clerk must also witness bid openings for both the township and the road district. The clerk must countersign all road district orders for payment prior to audit or approval by the township board. The clerk also delivers all approval forms for payment to the supervisor.
The position of the clerk is especially important as it pertains to the maintenance of records. The integrity and accuracy of the clerk is important in any court action involving the township's official records.
The Clerk's position is vital to the overall operation of the township, including the management of all documents and records, both current and historical.
The following services are available through the Clerk's office in Palos Township: