The City Clerk, an elected official, attends meetings of the City Council, keeps records of its proceedings, publishes and attests to all Ordinances and Resolutions passed by the Council. The Clerk is the keeper of all important documents relating to City business.
The Clerk is also the local election official. The Clerk works closely with the office of Cook County Clerk, David Orr’s office to determine accessible polling locations, register voters and supervise Early Voting which is held approximately one month prior to an election for a two-week period. Helpful information can be obtained at the Cook County Clerks Office website. You can verify your registration, view the election date schedule and your sample ballot, find out your polling location, review referendum information or download a voter registration form, voter registration card or an absentee ballot.
In-person registration is available at City Hall during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. You must be a citizen of the United States and at least 18 years of age by the next election. Two forms of identification must be presented upon registering, one which must include your current address.
The Clerk’s office also processes Raffle Licenses, Solicitor Permits, Tag Day Permits, Block Party Permits, Special Event Permits and Livery & Taxicab Licensing.
Park Ridge City Clerk Betty W. Henneman has served the Park Ridge community since 1984. She can be contacted at Contact Info if you require further assistance. Deputy City Clerk Cheryl Peterson was appointed in 2006 and serves as the assistant to Clerk Henneman and to Mayor David Schmidt. She can be contacted at Contact Info.