City Clerk:  Kathleen Gentile
Administrative Deputy City Clerk:  Donna Tadey ext.2121
Address:  222 E. 9th Street, 3rd fl., Lockport, IL 60441
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 815-838-0549
Fax:      815-838-9498
Email: or

Welcome to the City of Lockport City Clerks website.  The City Clerks Office is the official keeper of the City records and maintains all official City records. The City Clerks Office operates as the City of Lockport's public information resource center serving the community, residents, and all municipal departments within the City.  

The City Clerk's Office is responsible for providing the following
   ​Prepares and maintains, the City of Lockport City Council
     Meeting Agendas and Minutes.
   - ​Maintains City Commissions and Commitees Agendas and
   - P
ublishes the adoption of City Ordinances online with 
     American Legal Publishing Company.
   - Processes Freedom of Information Requests.
   - Maintains all City records including ordinances, resolutions, the
     City Codes, contracts, agreements, and other
     pertinent documents.
   - Provides Voter Registration Service.
   - Issues Outdoor Special Event Permits, Block Party Permits,
     Tag Day and Street Solicitation Permits, 
   - Issues Liquor Licenses, Special Event Liquor Licenses,
     Raffle & Chance Licenses, Vending & Gaming Machine
     Licenses, Tobacco/Vaping Licenses, Carnival Licenses,
     Business Sidewalk Sale Permits, and Ice Cream Truck

City of Lockport Petition Packet for the April 2, 2019
Consolidated General Electio

NOTICE is hereby given that the Petition Packet for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated General Election will be available for pick up on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Central Square Building, Office of the City Clerk, 3rd Floor, 222 E. 9th Street, Lockport, IL.  The Office of the City Clerk is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  The first day to circulate petitions for one (1) Alderman for each of the four (4) Wards for four (4) year terms of the City of Lockport is Tuesday, September 18, 2018.  The first day to file a petition with the City of Lockport, City Clerk's Office is Monday, December 10, 2018 and the last day to file a petition with the City Clerk's Office is Monday, December 17, 2018.  The Office will remain open until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018. 
​List of Offices to be voted upon at the Consolidated General Election which will be held on April 2, 2019 for each of the four (4) Wards for a four (4) year term.
​Alderman    First Ward           Four Year Term
​Alderman    Second Ward      Four Year Term
​Alderman    Third Ward          Four Year Term
​Alderman    Fourth Ward        Four Year Term

Prevailing Rate of Wages Ordinance

Prevailing Rate of Wages Ordinance

Historic Lockport Postcards for Sale


The City Clerk's Office offers for sale Historic Lockport Postcards for 65
cents each.  

City of Lockport 2018 Annual Meeting Calendar
    Annual Meeting Calendar

    Garage, Yard, Estate Sales

    Permits are not required for a garage, yard or estate sale; however we do limit these to six (6) days per calendar year. Signs may not be placed in any public right-of-ways, on utility poles or sign posts. All signs must be located on private property with the permission of the property owner.  

    Exhibition/Carnival/Circus License

    No license shall be issued for conducting a Carnival, Exhibition, or Circus, until the Applicant has placed on file with the City Clerk's Office a Certificate of Insurance indicating that there is in effect Public Liability Insurance covering damages arising out of the use and operation of devices and facilities operated in connection with the Exhibition, Carnival, and Circus. The insurance shall be in the minimum amount of $1,000,000 for each person and $1,000,000 for each accident. Additionally, the City shall be named as additional insured under the insurance policy. The cost of the License is $25.00 per day. Checks may be payable to the City of Lockport and submitted to the City Clerk's Office. A license will then be issued.
    For Carnivals, a payment of $10.00 per ride must be paid in advance to the Building Department.  Once the fee is paid, inspections of the rides will be scheduled within 24-48 hours.  Both the Fire Department and the Building Department will need to inspect the rides and/or any tents prior to operating.
    Questions?  Please contact the City of Lockport Building Department at (815)838-0549, ext. 1132.

    Liquor License Information

    Liquor License Holders in the City of Lockport
    Description of Liquor Classifications & Annual Fees 

    Bar & Packaged Goods - Class A-1  $1,750.00 
    Bar & Packaged Good & Entertainment - Class A-2  $1,750.00
    Bar - Class B-1  $1,000.00
    Bar & Entertainment - Class B-2  $1,250.00
    Restaurant - Class C-1  $1,000.00
    Restaurant & Entertainment - Class C-2  $1,250.00
    Social/Fraternal Club - Class D-1  $400.00 - No Entertainment
    Social/Fraternal Club - Class D-2  $400.00 - Entertainment
    Packaged Good Only - Class E  $1,500.00
    Special Events (Charitable) - Class F   $31.25/per day
    Wine Only - Class G-1  $1,000.00
    Wine & Entertainment - Class G-2  $1,250.00
    Health Spa's - Class G-3  $200.00
    Super Market Sales - Class H-2  $1,500.00
    Super Market Sales - Class H-1  $750.00
    Beer and Wine - Class J-1  $1,000.00
    Beer, Wine, & Entertainment - Class J-2   $1,250.00
    Rental Hall - Class K-1  $1,000.00
    Hotel - Class K-2  $1,500.00
    Outdoor Patio -  $125.00 
    Supplemental License Class 1 (Packaged Sale of Craft Beer and Wine) for off-site consumption for Class C-2 Licenses - $200.00.

    The combined Total of Class A-1, A-2, B-1 & B-2 Licenses shall not exceed six (6).
    The combined Total of Class C-1 & C-2 Licenses shall not exceed nineteen (19).
    The combined Total of Class D-1 & D-2 Licenses shall not exceed three (3).
    The combined Total of Class E License shall not exceed three (3).
    The combined Total of Class G-1 & G-2 Licenses shall not exceed one (1).
    The combined Total of Class G-3 License shall not exceed one (1).
    The combined Total of Class H-1 License shall not exceed four (4).
    The combined Total of Class H-2 License shall not exceed four (4).
    The combined Total of Class J-1 & J-2 Licenses shall not exceed two (3).
    The combined Total of Class K-1 & K-2 Licenses shall not exceed two (2).
    **The number of Liquor Licenses authorized to be used within the corporate limits of the City shall not exceed 45.

    ***Please contact City Attorney, Sonni Williams at 815-838-0549 ext. 2142 with questions on the availability of obtaining a City of Lockport Liquor License.


    Special Event Liquor License and Special Use Permit
    Liquor License

    It shall be unlawful to sell or offer for sale in the City any alcoholic liquor without having a license or in violation of the terms of such license.

    The Special Event Retailer's Liquor License (Not-for-Profit) application form is to be used only for special events conducted by an educational, fraternal, political, civic, religious, or not-for-profit organization. The application can be found on the Illinois Liquor Control Commission website at 

    The Special Use Permit Liquor License application form shall allow an Illinois-licensed liquor retailer to transfer a portion of its alcoholic liquor inventory from its licensed retail premises to a designate site for a Special Event.  Applicant must already hold a State of Illinois Retail Liquor License.  The application can be found on the Illinois Liquor Control Commission website at

    Return the completed application along with the Certificate of Insurance, and the City fee of $31.25 per day to the City Clerk's Office to obtain your City of Lockport's Special Event Liquor License.  Check is made payable to the City of Lockport.  You will need to name the City of Lockport as "additional insured."  The amount of insurance should be $1,000,000.  Please contact
    the Clerk's Office with any questions or concerns.

    Raffle License

    In order to conduct a Raffle in the City of Lockport, a Raffle License Application can be obtained through the City Clerk's Office.  A license shall be issued only to bona fide religious, charitable, labor, business, fraternal, education, or veterans' organizations that operate without profit to their Members and which have been in existence continuously for a period of five (5) years immediately before making application for the license. All Raffle licenses shall be classified based upon the aggregate retail value of all prizes to be awarded and are required to pay a license fee:  Class A License- Less than $5,000.00 is automatically licensed without the necessity of an application and there isn't a fee.  Class B License - $5,000.00 or greater an application needs to be submitted to the Clerk's Office along with the fee of $25.00.
    Fidelity Bond:   All operations of and the conduct of Class B Raffles as provided for in this subchapter shall be under the supervision of a single Manager designated by the organization.  Such Manager shall give a fidelity bond in the sum of $5,000.00 or two times the aggregate value of prizes, whichever is less, in favor of the Licensee conditioned upon his honesty in the performance of his duties.  The bond shall provide that notice shall be given in writing to the City of Lockport not less than thirty (30) days prior to cancellation.  Bonds as provided for in this Section may be waived by the City of Lockport by the inclusion of a waiver provision in the License provided that a License containing such a waiver provision shall be granted only by unanimous vote of the Members of the licensed organization. Any questions please contact the Clerk's Office.

    Tag Day & Street Solicitation Permit

    No Tag Day or Street Solicitation may be conducted without first obtaining a 


    Tag Day and/or Street Solicitation permit through the City Clerk's Office.

    Tag days may be conducted subject to the following regulations


           (1)   Tag day permits shall only be issued to charitable organizations.

           (2)   Not more than one tag day permit may be issued for any given day, 
                  except in the month of December, where two permits may be    
                  issued for any given day.

           (3)   A tag day permit shall be valid for not more than seven days.

           (4)   An organization may not be issued more than two tag day permits 
                  in a calendar year.

           (5)   (a)   Tag day permits may be requested no earlier than 8:30 a.m. on
                          the first Monday of June of the preceding year for which the 
                          applicant is applying.

                  (b)    In the case where applicants who are requesting the same 
                          time period are present at the City Clerk's office at 8:30 a.m. 
                          on the first Monday in June, a lottery will determine the 

           (6)   If multiple organizations requested to conduct tag days on the same
                  day, preference shall be given to the applicant first applying for the 

          (7)   No tag day may be conducted without first having obtained a tag 
                 day permit.

    Applications for Licenses/Permits & FOIA:

    Voter Registration

    Voter registration is available at the City Clerk's Office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, or at other voter registration locations (PDF). To be eligible to register to vote, a person must:
    • Be a United States citizen

    • Be 18 years of age or older on or before the next election

    • Be a Resident at your current Will County address for 30 days immediately prior to the next election; you must bring with you at least two (2) forms of identification that show current name, and address (i.e. piece of mail postmarked within the past thirty (30) days which has been addressed and delivered to you, Driver's License, State ID, Student ID, Employee ID, Library Card, Utility Bill, Checkbook)
    Lockport residents who are registered to vote in Will County can view their voter information on the Will County Clerk's website (under Voter Services, then Voter Look Up). After entering your information, select "My Elected Officials" under the "Voter Links" heading.                                                                         
    Notary Public
    The City Clerk's Office, the Water Department & the Building Department offer free Notary Service. The notary is a witness to your signature. You must sign the document in front of a notary. Bring proof of identification and the unsigned document to City Hall, 2nd floor, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.