708-366-2323 | contact@forestpark.net

Village Clerk

Departments

Vanessa Moritz
708-615-6202
vmoritz@forestpark.net

The Village Clerk is the official keeper of the records for the Village of Forest Park and maintains a complete and accurate record of Council proceedings; processes follow-up documentation for action taken at those meetings; and certifies copies of official Village records. As the custodian for the official records, the Village Clerk ensures that the ordinances, resolutions and minutes are processed and maintained in accordance with state law; ensures the municipal code is codified; publishes legal notices regarding bids, receives sealed bids and coordinates official bid openings; maintains contracts, deeds, claims and bonds as described in state law; conducts municipal elections, receives Petitions relating to Initiatives, Referendum or recalls in accordance with state elections law; is the filing officer for the Statement of Economic Interest; maintains custody of the Village Seal; files Oaths of Office; posts and publishes written notification of Public Hearings; processes business license applications; processes Freedom of Information requests in accordance with the law; conducts annual destruction of records; provides assistance to the Village Council, Staff, and other governmental agencies, attorneys, and the general public.

Objections Filing Notice:

The Village of Forest Park will be accepting objections to candidate petition papers from objectors to candidates for municipal office from December 20, 2022, through December 27, 2022, in the office of the Village Clerk, 517 Desplaines Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois 60130.

GENERAL OFFICE HOURS:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SPECIAL OFFICE HOURS:
Christmas Eve Observance – Friday, December 23, 2022 – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Christmas Observance – Closed Monday, December 26, 2022
For additional information, call Vanessa Moritz at (708) 615-6202.

Objections filing notice for April 2023 election

Election Filing Notice:

The Village of Forest Park will be accepting nomination papers from candidates for municipal office from December 12, 2022, through December 19, 2022, in the office of the Village Clerk, 517 Desplaines Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois 60130.
The clerk’s office will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Monday, December 12 through Monday, December 19, 2022.
For additional information, call Vanessa Moritz at (708) 615-6202.

Pre Filing notice for April 2023 election

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License/Permit Applications found here


2012 Open Meetings Act Amendments – click here
Questions about the Act should be directed to Village Clerk Vanessa Moritz at vmoritz@forestpark.net or call 708-615-6202.

Illinois Online Voter Registration Application Website
Cook County Clerk’s Office Illinois Voter Registration Application

Note: People may also register to vote at Forest Park Village Hall.  Two forms of identification are required; one of which must display your current address.  For more information, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 708-615-6202.