Clerk's Office
(847) 671-8242


Village Clerk
April Arellano
Email April Arellano


Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday Closed


Need a Passport? Watch Out for Scams

The Village has been informed of passport scams and reminds the public to be cautious. Never pay to book an appointment at a passport agency or center. If you need to travel internationally within seven to nine weeks, the U.S Department of State offers limited "urgent travel" appointments to expedite your passport. Up until last year, you were able to make appointments online, but when scammers began using bots to snap up appointments and resell them, the State Department had to shut down its online appointment option. You need to call the National Passport information Center at 1-877-487-2778 or visit the website:

Never pay to fill out passport forms online. Some companies charge a fee for this, but they are not affiliated with the U.S. Department of State. You can download forms for free from the travel website: or pick them up at the Clerk’s Office at Village Hall.

Some private courier companies or passport expeditors are authorized by the State Department to submit passport applications for customers. But there are also many unauthorized scam companies. Even legitimate expeditors cannot get your passport any faster than you would get it by applying in person at a passport center or agency. Sometimes you'll have to appear in person even if you use a courier service. At best, these services cost you extra money and in the worst case, they are scams.

Have any questions? Contact the Clerk’s Office at (847) 671- 8242

Clerks Office

          Clerk's Office

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
• Freedom of Information Request
• Garage Sale Registration
• Yard Party Registration



Passport Processing Events at the Library

The Clerk’s Office is pleased to partner with the Franklin Park Library to offer passport appointments from 10 AM to 3 PM on the following Saturday dates only. On site photo services will be available. Appointments are required. To schedule your appointment or for more information, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 847-671-8242. 
June 29, 2024
July 27, 2024 
August 24, 2024



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 April Arellano
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.

To register for a sale, call 847-671-8242, visit the Clerk’s Office at Village Hall or apply on-line HERE. .


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