Located in the Administration Office on the second floor of City Hall, the Clerk's Office is responsible for providing services and information to residents, staff and other agencies. The Deputy Clerk, Erin K. Van De Walle, is the appointed Freedom of Information Officer for the City. The office processes inquiries from the public for official City documents in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140). For more information on requesting records from the City of Elmhurst through the Freedom of Information Act please visit the City’s FOIA Request page.
The Clerk’s Office also administers the City’s Senior & Disabled Transportation Programs and various permits and licenses. Applications for permits, licenses and other request forms administered by the City Clerk include: Alarm Permits, Auction Permits, Business Registration & Licenses, Christmas Tree Lot Permits, Food Vending Applications, Liquidation Sale Permits, Liquor Licenses, News Rack Permits, Raffle Permits, Sidewalk Café Permits, Solicitor Permits, Tag Day Permits, Taxi Licenses, Temporary Handicap Parking Permits, Transient Merchant/Itinerant Vendor Permits and Underpass Banner Requests.
Under direction of the City Manager, there are two full-time Deputy Clerks to staff the City Clerk's office and care for these various functions.
The City Clerk is a member of the Illinois Municipal League , Municipal Clerks of Illinois and the Municipal Clerks of DuPage County.