The Clerk’s Office maintains a wide range of informational pamphlets on numerous local programs and services. Additionally, we would be happy to assist you with answers to your questions or referrals to other agencies if necessary.
The Town Clerk’s main duty is to keep an accurate public record. Clerk Moran is proud to post Board Meeting Minutes online within ten business days of approval.
The Clerk also serves as:
Clerk of all Annual Town Meetings
Authenticator of documents
Issuer of certificates and resignations
Local Election Official
Voter registration is available at the Township Center during regular business hours.
To register, you must show two forms of identification, one of which reflects your current address, be a citizen of the United States, and be 18 years of age or older by the next Election Day.
The deadline for registering to vote is approximately one month prior to each election.
Vote by Mail Application Forms
The Clerk's office has now replaced Absentee Voter applications with Vote By Mail applications. Any registered suburban Cook County voter may apply for a mail ballot. It is no longer necessary to provide a reason. Please click here for further information. Stop by the Clerk’s Office to pick one up.
Temporary Disabled Parking Placards
Click here for a printable application form
Persons with Disabilities Certification for Parking Placard
The Township will issue temporary parking placards, which are good for a maximum of 90 days.
A State of Illinois form, which is available at the Clerk’s Office, must be completed and signed by your health care provider.
Give us a call for further information.
Cook County Vehicle Stickers for Unincorporated Residents only must be displayed on your automobile by July 1, and they are available at the Township Offices.
- If you purchase your sticker after July 1, you will be charged a late penalty equal to the price of the sticker or $25, whichever is greater. You may also be subject to additional penalties if your sticker is not displayed by July 1.
- New No Fee Sticker is now in place - New for 2010. Individuals who have turned 65 by July 1 may receive a NF sticker which will remain effective for as long as he/she owns the car. This discount is limited to 2 cars. Senior truck, motorcycle, or trailer owners are required to pay full price for those stickers. Proof of age is required. No Fee (NF) Stickers are free and replace the following: SR - Vehicles registered to a person 65 years of age or older; PH - Physically handicapped individuals; DV - Disabled Veterans; Z - School, church, and nonprofit vehicles; and M - Municipally owned vehicles.
- Newly-acquired vehicles: For any new or used vehicle purchased or acquired after July 1, a valid Cook County Vehicle Sticker must be displayed within 30 days of the date of acquisition. Proof of purchase required.
- For vehicles purchased on or after December 1 of the application year, Vehicle Stickers may be purchased at half price (excluding seniors), when proof of purchase is provided.
- New residents: Within 60 days of taking up residence within the unincorporated area of Cook County, a current Cook County Vehicle Sticker must be displayed on the owner’s vehicle. Proof of occupancy required.
Notary Public Service
Notary public service is available free of charge to Palatine Township residents in the Clerk’s Office.
Yard Waste Stickers
The Palatine Township Road District provides yard waste pick up for residents living in unincorporated Palatine Township. All homes in unicorporated Palatine Township receive 56 yard wate stickers from the Road District. If additional stickers are needed they may be purchased at the Township office. Cost is $4 per sheet and each sheet contains 8 stickers. These stickers are to be used on yeard waste bags for disposing of grass clippings, leaves, twigs, garden debris, weeds, stalks, vines, bark and wood chips.
This permit allows senior citizens 65 and older to ride all RTA (Regional Transportation Authority) services either free of charge or for a reduced fare. These services include CTA buses and rapid transit, Pace buses, and Metra trains in the six-county region served by the RTA.
Senior citizens who don’t live in the RTA coverage area will not be eligible for the program. The RTA coverage area includes McHenry, Lake, Kane, Cook, DuPage and Will Counties.
Senior Circuit Ride Free Permit
Low-income seniors age 65 and older who are enrolled in the Illinois Circuit Breaker Program administered by the Illinois Department on Aging (DOA) may apply for a Ride Free Circuit Permit for free rides on RTA fixed route bus and rail services provided by CTA, Pace and Metra. You must be enrolled in the Circuit Breaker Program before you will be approved for a Ride Free Circuit Permit. For more information about the DOA Circuit Breaker Program, call 1-800-624-2459 or visit www.cbrx.il.gov/ .
Senior Reduced Fare Permit
Seniors age 65 and older who are not qualified for the low-income Circuit Breaker Program are eligible to ride RTA fixed route bus and rail services provided by CTA, Pace and Metra at a reduced fare with a valid Reduced Fare Permit.
Seniors may apply by completing an application and mailing it to the address provided. Click here for an application and instructions.
Or, senior citizens may apply in person at Palatine Township Center during regular business hours. As proof of age, applicants must present the original of one of the following documents: driver’s license, state identification card, passport or U.S. Immigration Alien Registration Card. A 1-1/2” X 1-1/2” color photograph is also required. Photos can be taken at the Township Center for a charge of $2.00.
Palatine Township does not currently serve as a registration center for RTA’s Fare Permit for the disabled. If you are disabled, you may call the RTA Travel Information Center at (312) 836-7000 or (312) 836-4949 (TTY) to request that an application be sent to you by mail. Alternatively, a list of the registration centers which process applications for the RTA Fare Permit for the disabled can be found at www.transitchicago.com.
If approved, you will receive your Ride Free Circuit Permit or Reduced Fare Permit within 4-5 weeks. It will be mailed directly to your home.