City Clerk’s Office

The Clerk’s Office is the collector of all funds for the municipality and keeper of the City’s records and archives. The Clerk has custody of all municipal documents and the corporate seal of the City. The Clerk keeps a full record of all city meetings, prepares and publishes all ordinances and certifies original City documents. The Clerk’s Office also manages employee pensions, healthcare, benefits and all insurance for the City of Loves Park. Feel free to contact the Clerk’s Office at (815) 654-5034.

Bob Burden was first elected City Clerk in April of 1997.

Services of the City Clerk’s Office

  • Registers Voters (bring 2 forms of ID with a current address)
  • Discounts on City Services to Senior Citizens (65+ Garbage & water, clearing sewer lines)
  • Freedom of Information Request Forms
  • Notary Services (free of charge)
  • Accept payments for building permits and room rentals
  • Amusement Arcade License Applications
  • Amusement Machine Operators License Applications
  • Business License & Land Use Applications
  • Home Business Registration Applications
  • Self-Service Gasoline Station License Application
  • Special Events Permit Application
  • Vending Machine License Application
  • Video Gaming License Application

Bob Burden

Contact Information
Name Office Phone About
Robert Burden
City Clerk
(815) 654-5034 Email | Bio
Sheila Mills
Deputy City Clerk
(815) 654-5034 Email | Bio
Pat Jacobson
Secretary – Clerk’s Office
(815) 654-5034 Email | Bio
Fax Number – City Clerk’s Office (815) 654-8660
Available Downloads


Mobile Food Vendor Permit Application Download Link
Amusement Arcade License Application Download Link
Amusement Machine Operator’s License And Machine Application Download Link
Business License And Land Use Application Download Link
Council Public Participation Request Download Link
Freedom of Information Request Download Link
Garage Sale Permit Download Link
Garage Sale Permit – COVID 19 Download Link
Home Business Registrations Download Link
Hotel & Motel Tax Return Download Link
Self-Service Gasoline Station License Application Download Link
Solicitor License Application Download Link
Special Event Permit Download Link
Vending Machine License Application Download Link
Video Gaming Machine License Application Download Link