Township Clerk: Mike Porfirio
Deputy Clerk: George Pach
Youth Engagement / Voter Outreach Coordinator: Nour Jaghama
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.
Services provided by the Clerk:
WHEEL TAX FOR THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF LYONS TOWNSHIP
What is a Wheel Tax?
The Cook County Wheel Tax Ordinance, commonly referred to as “vehicle stickers”, states that it is unlawful for any vehicle owner residing or registered within the unincorporated area of Cook County to own, possess, use, or to cause or permit any of his agents, employees, lessees or bailees to use any motor vehicle upon the unincorporated area of Cook County without remitting payment for the annual Wheel Tax Liability. The Cook County Wheel Tax is valid for the period of July 1st through June 30th of the following year. Prices for “Vehicle Stickers” have remained the same as in previous years at $80.00 for a standard vehicle, $100.00 for larger vehicles and small trucks. Seniors who have turned 65 years of age before July 1st of the current year and people with disabilities will receive their sticker or stickers at no charge and are no longer limited to 2 vehicles.
Wheel Tax Payment
Previously, a Wheel Tax could be purchased at the Township of Lyons Clerk’s office in the form of a vehicle sticker. The Cook County Department of Revenue has implemented a new STICKERLESS system for the 2019/2020 Wheel Tax season. Currently, you can no longer purchase a Wheel Tax at our office. Visit https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/wheel-tax-vehicle-sticker to purchase your Wheel Tax with a credit or debit card. You will need a Cook ID and Invoice # which will be provided to you by a Wheel Tax Notice of Liability letter sent to your mailing address. This letter should also include a return envelope if you wish to pay the tax in the form of a check or money order. If you have not received this letter, contact the Cook County Department of Revenue at (312) 603-7301.
Please note: After July 1st of each year, a LATE FEE will be assessed which doubles the sticker price. THE SHERIFF WILL TICKET VEHICLES WITHOUT A PAID WHEEL TAX. Visit https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/wheel-tax-vehicle-sticker for information regarding exemptions.
Handicap placard info
Residents needing a handicap placard must have the Disability Placard Application issued by Secretary of State Jesse White signed by their physician. Residents can then be issued a 90-day temporary placard by the Township Clerk’s office. This service is free to our residents. After obtaining the temporary placard, the application should be mailed to the Secretary of State’s Office in Springfield, IL.
To obtain a Disability Placard Application stop by the Clerk’s Office to pick one up or download one directly at www.cyberdriveillinois.com.
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.
$675 Billion is on the Line!
The U.S. Constitution requires a headcount every 10 years, of everyone residing in the United States. The Township of Lyons is proud to partner with the U.S. Census Bureau for the purpose of counting everyone once, only once and in the right place for the 2020 Census. $675 billion will be distributed annually based on Census information, and it is imperative to accurately count our communities in order to ensure proper funding. The Township of Lyons intends to assist those interested in applying for jobs within the Census and to hold informational seminars in order to educate the community regarding the importance of Census 2020. Dates for these events will be posted once they are finalized.
Interested in a job with the Census? Visit: https://2020census.gov/en/jobs
For more statistics and general information, visit: https://www.census.gov/partners/2020.html
Become an Election Judge!
Are you interested in strengthening our democracy by facilitating elections, and making money doing so? Judges make between $200 and $340 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
2020 Primary Petition Filing is open. You can review which candidates have filed to run for office by following these links:
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 email@example.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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Hours of Operation
Monday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday8:30 am - 4:30 pm