Village Clerk

The office of the Village Clerk provides many important services to Skokie residents. Premier among the office's programs is its election services, with its primary goal to provide the greatest convenience to voting.

The Election Division of the Village Clerk's Office is responsible for all matters involving elections, and the Clerk is the local election official. Skokie residents can register to vote in the Village Clerk's Office. The Clerk's election duties include, but are not limited to voter registration and re-registration. Receiving certain nominating petitions and processing requests for lost voter registration cards.

Voter Registration


United States citizens residing in suburban Cook County may register to vote at the Clerk's Office in Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. To register, you must be 18 years old by the next election date and you will need two forms of identification. If you are a naturalized citizen you will need to know your date of naturalization. You will be officially registered to vote as soon as you receive a voter identification card in the mail. If you do not receive an identification card within three weeks after you registered, contact the Clerk's Office.

Real Estate Transfer Stamps 

Real estate transfer stamps may be purchased at the Clerk’s Office in Skokie Village Hall.  Before a real estate transfer stamp is issued the property must be free of liens and violations and can not have any overdue bills owed to the Village. Real estate transfer stamps costs $3 per $1,000 in property value. For the Real Estate Transfer Tax form please click here. For more information, please contact the Clerk's Office at 847/933-8203.

Inspection Upon Sale: Village Transfer Stamps will not be issued by the Village Clerk’s Office for the sale of any multi-unit rental building or single family house, duplex or townhouse used as a residential rental unit until an inspection is performed by the Property Standards Division and any and all identified code violations have been corrected. Rental units in a condominium building with more than four units are exempt from this requirement. An Upon Sale inspection report from the Village must be dated no more than 180 days prior to the date of closing and no later than the day of the closing.  Inspection areas will include exterior building and property areas, common interior building areas and all dwelling units.  Applications for the Upon Sale Inspection Program and an inspection check list can be obtained from Village Hall at the Clerk’s Office, the Property Standards Division, and on the Village’s website along with an information pamphlet.

Handicapped Parking Placards

If you live in Skokie, you can apply for a temporary handicap placard at the Clerk's office. The placard is good for three months or less. To apply you will need to fill out a temporary handicapped parking application form available at the Clerk's Office in Skokie Village Hall. This form must be certified by your doctor. For more information, please contact the Clerk's Office.



Bicycle Registration


Skokie residents may register your bike at the Village Clerk's Office in Skokie Village Hall. To register, you will need to know the serial number, make, type, color and wheel size of the bicycle. Once registered you will receive a license that is affixed to the bicycle. Registering your bicycle allows the Skokie Police Department to recover it if it is lost or stolen. For more information, please contact the Clerk's Office.