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.
GENERAL OFFICE HOURS:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Village Clerk’s Office Hour Changes
Starting on Monday, May 15th, the Village Clerk’s Office window will be open for walk-in traffic between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Residents and customers are encouraged to utilize the Village’s online resources available on our website (www.forestpark.net) as well as the secured drop box that is located outside of the front door of Village Hall. If needed, envelopes will be available for one’s use in the lobby of Village Hall to accommodate payments and paper submissions in the drop box. Also, all are encouraged to utilize the direct phone numbers and email addresses of applicable Village departments in efforts to provide remote assistance during those hours prior to 1 p.m.
The Police Department and Building Department will continue to be open 8am-5pm, Monday- Friday.
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.