The Village Clerk is an elected, four-year term. The Clerk is the local recordkeeper and historian of the community, maintaining the entire recorded history of the Village and its people. The duties of the Clerk are essential to the continuing, long-term operation of our community. These include, but are not limited to the following:
• Maintains official records and documents
• Keeper of the Village Seal
• Records and publishes minutes from Boards and Commissions
• Maintains official ordinances and resolutions
• Countersigning official documents
• Arranging and posting meetings and agendas
• Administering oaths of office
• Answering inquiries from other government units and citizens
• Election duties
• Registering voters
Notice of Mortgage Foreclosures
Effective March 1, 2010, the Notice of Foreclosure Initiating Order and the Notice of Confirmation Order should be sent to:
Village of Franklin Park
Clerk Tommy Thomson
9500 Belmont Ave
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Register Your Garage Sale
Franklin Park residents must register with the Village to hold a garage sale. You can visit Village Hall or call the Clerk's Office at (847)671-8242. There is no cost to register.
Remember, a garage or yard sale sign can only be placed on your property. Sales can be held for a maximum of 30 hours within a three day period. Residents are allowed two garage or yard sales per 12-month period, with at least a 3-month period between the two sales. Sale hours cannot be earlier than 8 AM and must end by 7 PM.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I have a garage or yard sale?
Yes, two sales are permitted per calendar year. They can be up to 30 hours in duration within three consecutive days between 8:00am and 7:00pm. Registration with the Clerk’s Office is required prior to each sale.
Is there an ordinance for watering/sprinkling my yard in the summer?
Yes, from May 15th to September 15th each year from 12:01pm to 6:00pm, it is unlawful to engage in lawn sprinkling or other landscape use of water supplied from the Municipal water system.
Where can I register to vote and what are the requirements?
You can register to vote at the Clerk’s Office in Village Hall. The following are required by Illinois State Law:
Must be a citizen of the United States
Be 18 years old by the next election
Vote at the address listed on the registration card
Display two pieces of identification, including one with a current address
What type of identification do I need to register to vote?
Valid Driver's License
Valid US Passport
Illinois State ID
Social Security Card
Employee or a Student ID
Utility Bill displaying applicant’s name
Mail postmarked to applicant
Public Aid ID Card
When is the approved time for trick or treating on Halloween?
On October 31st between the hours of 3:00pm and 8:30pm.