Located on the 1st Floor of the Township Offices

Township Clerk: Elyse Hoffenberg
Deputy Clerk: George Pach

Clerk’s Office Helpful Links:

Duties of the Clerk:

The Township Clerk is clerk of the town board of trustees, keeper of all records, except those for active general assistance cases. The Clerk is required to keep accurate records of all meetings of the town board and to maintain records of Executive Sessions of the board according to statute (minimum of six months when they are to be reviewed). The Clerk is also responsible for taking the roll call on all votes.

The Clerk is the local election authority and is responsible for accepting petitions concerning local elections and/or referendums. The Township Clerk is responsible for publishing or posting certain specific notices including notices for the highway commissioner.

The Township Clerk is ex-officio clerk of the road district and maintains the records of highway commissioner. The Clerk must be present for the bid opening for both the township and road district.

Mission Statement of Clerk Elyse Hoffenberg:

The Township of Lyons’ Clerks Office is committed to enhancing community well-being by maximizing resources, developing sustainability programs, and fostering resiliency.

Vision Statement of Clerk Elyse Hoffenberg:

The Township of Lyons Clerk’s Office seeks to create a vibrant and resilient community where every individual, from youth to seniors, has access to opportunities for growth, support, and empowerment. We envision a future where our programs and initiatives not only meet the immediate needs of today but also lay the foundation for a sustainable and thriving community for generations to come. Through our youth jobs program and community events and programs, we aim to empower individuals of all ages to thrive. We strive to create a sustainable future where every member of our community has the opportunity to grow, contribute, and lead fulfilling lives.

Services provided by the Clerk’s Office:


Wheel Tax *NOTE: As of January 1, 2023, the Wheel Tax for those living in unincorporated areas of Cook County has been rescinded. (A vehicle window sticker is NO LONGER REQUIRED)

Handicap placard

Residents needing a handicap placard must have the Disability Placard Application signed by their physician. Residents can then bring in their signed Disability Placard Application to the Township Clerk’s office and that resident will be issued a 90-day temporary placard. This service is free. After coming in to obtain a obtaining the temporary placard, the application needs to be mailed to the Secretary of State’s Office in Springfield, IL. More information on the Secretary of State’s website HERE.

Stop by the Clerk’s Office to pick up a Disability Placard Application or download and print from the link HERE.

Register to Vote!

United States Citizens may register to vote for the upcoming elections at the Clerk’s Office. One must have 2 pieces of identification showing their current address in order to register. In Illinois, one is allowed to vote in primary elections at the age of 17 as long as one turns 18 by the general election, otherwise one must be 18 years of age to register. If residents prefer, they may also go online at cookcountyclerk.com/agency/register-vote to register, seek an absentee application for ballot, find Early Voting Sites, see Election Results, request Birth, Marriage or Death Certificates and more.

Become an Election Judge!

Are you interested in strengthening our democracy by facilitating elections, and making money doing so? Judges make between $200 and $350 by monitoring polling places on election days (including early voting). To be eligible to serve as an election judge, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Cook County
  • A registered voter at your current address in Cook County
  • Able to speak, read and write English
  • Of good understanding and capable of performing the duties of an election judge

For more information, and to register to become an election judge, visit: https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/election-judges

The Township of Lyons is now collecting used eye glasses, hearing aids, cell phones, and ink cartridges to support the Lions Club. If you would like to make a donation, please feel free to drop off at either the Assessor’s office or the Clerk’s office.

What is FOIA?

The Freedom of Information Act allows the public to request access to certain records from federal agencies. The agencies are required to provide the requested information unless it falls under any of the nine exemptions which protect matters of personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.

How do I make a FOIA request? 

Submitting a FOIA request is an easy process; start by checking if the information you want is publicly available. If not, simply send an email to ehoffenberg@lyonsts.com and reasonably describe the records you seek. We’ll send a confirmation that your request was received within one business day; the records will be provided within 3-5 business days depending on the request.

Cook County Clerk Website

The Cook County Clerk’s website is a great resource for information regarding elections. Utilize the website to find your polling place, check election results, register to vote, etc.


Find your Polling Place

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