Clerk’s Office

Maria Punzo-Arias, Town Clerk

4949 West Cermak Road
Cicero, IL 60804
(p) 708-656-3600 x 200


Hours: Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Horario: Lunes a Jueves de 8:00 AM a 8:00 PM
(708) 656-3600, Ext. 201,537, or 227.
Email(s): Correo electronico(s):

Isabel Contreras Ext 719

Iris Archilla (  Ext 272


The Clerk’s Office will continue to provide prompt and efficient service to our town residents.

You are welcome to visit us; however, we recommend that you call or email us for the following services:

• Please continue to report any non-working Street or Alley Lights.

• Garage Sale

• Process Passports Applications, in-person visit is required (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM).

• Vital Records (Death and Birth Records) Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
After Hours: Funeral Homes/Directors can call (708) 514-7729.

• Town Board Meetings: Please visit the town’s website:

COVID-19 -ACTUALIZACION DE SERVICIO DE LA OFICINA DE LA SECRETARIA MUNICIPAL El Departamento de La Secretaria Municipal continuara brindando servicios rapidos y eficientes a nuestros residentes. Todos son bienvenidos de visitarnos en persona; sin embargo, recommendamos que nos Ila me o nos envie un correo electronico para obtener informacion o reportar cualquiera de los siguientes servicios:

• Continue reportando las luces de la calle que no funcionan o luces del callejon.

• Permisos de venta de garaje.

• Procesar solicitudes de pasaporte, se require estar presente (Lunes, Martes y Miercoles 1 pm a 5 pm).

• Registros Vitales (Certificados de defuncion y nacimiento) Lunes a Jueves de 10:00 AM a 6:00 PM. FUERA DE HORAS: Funerarias/Directores pueden llamar (708) 514-7729.

• Junta(s) del Ayuntamiento: Por favor visite el sitio de web de la ciudad:

The Office of the Clerk oversees all elections and election-related activities in the Town of Cicero, including voter registration, absentee voting and the new early voting program.

Additionally, the office is responsible for:

If you have any inquiries about elections in the Town of Cicero, voter registration, the location of your polling place or any of the other services that are provided through the Clerk’s Office, please contact us at 708-656-3600  ext. 201, ext. 537, or ext. 227


Block Party Permits

Planning a block party? Here’s what you need to know…

Block Parties are allowed from Memorial Day thru Labor Day.


Seventy-five percent of the residents on the block need to sign a petition to have a block party. Petitions need to be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office 30 days prior to the party. A nonrefundable $250.00 fee, via cash, cashier’s check, certified check or money order, to the Town to pay for security and processing the application.

The Organizer, must be at least 21 years of age, agrees to remain at the Block Party for the duration of the event and shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations and orders.

The Organizer agrees to clean up and restore all public property to the condition that it was in prior to the event, normal wear and tear excepted.

No farm animals shall be allowed at the event.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in an area reserved for a Block Party when signs are posted prohibiting the same.

No alcohol consumption shall be allowed on any public property

Any amplified music (live bands and/or reproduced sound) shall be at a volume that is no louder than is necessary for the convenient hearing of the persons who are in attendance. It should not unreasonably disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of neighboring blocks not involved.

Garage Sale Permits

Please remember a permit is required to host a garage sale. Permits are available in the Clerk’s Office and are good for a 2-day sale. However, you may only have a garage sale once a year.

NEW REGULATION: Permits must now be posted at the entrance door to the garage sale.

Advertising for the sale may be placed only in the front yard area of the premises.Signs are NOT allowed on public property, streetlights or telephone poles. The Code Enforcement Department will make routine inspections for compliance with Town Ordinances. Violators may be fined up to $100.00.


Apply for your US Passport

You can apply for your U.S. Passport Book (Valid for Travel by air, sea or land) or the U.S. Passport Card (Not for travel by air) from the Clerk’s Office located at the Cicero Town Hall, 4949 West Cermak, 1st Floor between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., (depending upon agent availability) Monday thru Wednesday. You can also begin the application process via the U.S. Department of State’s passport website at

The Passport Card is valid for land and sea crossings between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean and provides a less expensive, smaller and more convenient alternative for those who travel to these destinations. For more information, please call 656-3600, ext 227

1. Regular processing 6-8 weeks
2. Expedite processing 2-3 weeks


New Fees – Effective Dec. 27, 2021


2 (2×2) Passport photos

Valid Driver’s License or State ID

Original/certified copy of Birth Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship


Please note that there are two fees to be paid, the U.S. Department of State fee and the agency fee. (Personal checks or money orders are accepted)

Age 16 and over:

$130 fee (payable to the U.S. Department of State)

$35 fee (payable to the Town of Cicero)

Age 15 and under:

$100 fee (payable to the U.S. Department of State)

$35 fee (payable to the Town of Cicero)

Please note that there are two fees to be paid, the U.S. Department of State fee and the agency fee. (Personal checks or money orders are accepted)

Age 16 and over:

$30 fee (payable to the U.S. Department of State)

$35 fee (payable to the Town of Cicero)

Age 15 and under:

$15 fee (payable to the U.S. Department of State)

$35 fee (payable to the Town of Cicero)


Download these documents to provide details

Need to report a Street or Alley Light out?

Please call the Clerk’s Office at 708-656-3600  ext. 227,  ext.201,  or  ext. 537

STREET LIGHTS are maintained by the Town’s Electrical Department and are restored to working order within a day or two.

ALLEY LIGHTS are maintained by ComEd and restored to working order within 2-4 weeks.


Questions regarding a Town Ordinance?

You can access the Town Codes by clicking here