The Town of Cicero is a unique form of municipal-township government which has a strong, full-time Town President, a Town Clerk and a seven member Board of Trustees. Three of the seven trustees also serve as the full-time administrators of town departments—the Town Supervisor/Treasurer, the Town Assessor and the Town Collector. Meetings of the Town Board of Trustees, presided over by the Town President, are held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

The goal of the Town of Cicero is to provide fair, efficient and polite service to each resident and business owner as quickly as possible. Innovative public safety initiatives, placed on the legislative fast track to accommodate their fiscal viability, are prepared on a continuous basis to protect the well-being of the citizenry and businesses seeking to locate or expand in Cicero. Businesses forced to endure a prolonged wait for government cooperation in other towns often come to Cicero seeking speed and efficiency, which translates into more jobs, more tax revenue and more activity in the Cicero business community.

For your convenience, the Town of Cicero is open for business from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Monday through Thursday at 4937 West 25th Street. Except for the Police, Fire and Public Works Departments, the administrative offices of the Town Hall are closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The government is organized under the following departments along with a general description of their duties.

All departments can be reached by calling (708) 656-3600.

Assessor‘s Office
Property tax assistance and information

Business License Dept.
New / renewed business licenses

Clerk‘s Office
Official record keeper, voter registration

Code Enforcement Dept.
Municipal ordinance enforcement

Collector‘s Office
Municipal tax, fee and fine collection

Community Development
Economic development and CDBG oversight

Consumer Affairs Dept.
Business and government service complaints

Data Processing Dept.
Computer support and data storage

Electrical Dept.
Street lighting maintenance

Fire Dept.
Fire and emergency medical service

Health Dept.
Medical clinic facility

Human Resources Dept.
Employment screening, personnel matters

Legal Dept.
In-house legal staff

Maintenance Dept.
Building maintenance and landscaping

Police Dept.
Law enforcement / auxiliary police officers

President’s Office
General management and oversight

Public Works Dept.
Streets and sanitation

Special Events Dept.
Community events

Treasurer‘s Office
Accounting, investment

Violations Dept.
Parking and ordinance ticket processing

Water Dept.
Water and sewer service

Youth Commission
Youth activities and after school programs

A Cooperative Effort

graphicCicero is the only town government in the state that is comprised of a President, Town Clerk, Collector, Supervisor Assessor and four trustees. More importantly, its residents feel close to its elected officials. And the officials are proud of the relationship they have with the residents.

An extensive list of governmental departments exists solely to improve the quality of life in the community. Many of these interact with each other, such as the departments of Public Works, Electric and Water, which are supplemented by Cicero’s Forestry and Neighborhood departments. Community-sponsored education and health programs such as parental care, dental clinics, and preschool clinics also serve Cicero.

Fire Protection

graphicCicero’s firefighters and paramedic professionals are some of the most extensively trained personnel in the region. The Cicero Fire Department has three full-time paramedic units equipped with advanced life support systems and trained professionals.

Five strategically located stations are equipped with a comprehensive inventory of modern equipment ready for use by approximately seven dozen life-saving professionals. The department also focuses on prevention as well as community training and programs such as CPR and basic first aid education.

Police Department

Cicero’s neighborhoods are protected by a staff of more than 120 officers, who make sure that streets are safe. A well-trained police auxiliary team supports and supplements the full-time officers. The department’s Officer Friendly Program teaches children ways to keep safe and procedures necessary in emergency situations.

A great government, police and fire protection have become the backbone of the community. Cicero residents can rely on the government to continue its exemplary record.


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