Village of Cahokia Clerk’s Office

103 Main Street
Cahokia, IL 62206

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Phone: 618-337-9510
Fax: 618-337-9529
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Richard Duncan – Village Clerk
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Debbie Duncan – Deputy Clerk
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Lena Hunt – Deputy Clerk
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The Village Clerk is the official keeper of the records for the Village which includes but is not limited to intergovernmental agreements, ordinances, resolutions, minutes of Board meetings and all other legal documentation in regards to the actions of the Village of Cahokia.  Records retention, storage, and destruction are functions of the Village Clerk.  The Clerk is also appointed as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) officer for the Village.


The mission of the Clerk’s Office is to provide accurate, efficient and professional administrative assistance to all residents, businesses, and visitors; while maintaining a responsible commitment to preserving the heritage of our community.

The goals and objectives of the Village Clerk are to ensure quality service through the following:

  • Encourage ethical and legal behavior; as well as respect and care for all individuals
  • Provide efficient service with integrity, honesty, and availability
  • Timely returns of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
  • Effective communication
  • Timely completion of Board Minutes
  • Timely dissemination of Information


The Village Clerk is an elected official that performs duties provided by the laws of the State of Illinois and the Ordinances of the Village.  Listed below are specific powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Village Clerk:

  • Illinois Notary Public
  • Processes Licenses including Licenses for Liquor, Vending Machine, Peddlers, and Solicitors
  • Issues Pavilion Permits
  • Processes Business Applications for Business Licenses
  • Attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees as required by law, takes minutes of its full proceedings and maintains a record of minutes
  • Publishes Ordinances, Resolutions and other documents required by law in a systematic order for easy reference
  • Deputy Registrar
  • Attests and seals all municipal documents
  • Maintains custody and control of all Village documents which are not assigned to the custody of some other officer
  • Receives nominating papers and certifies names of all candidates entitled to be printed on the Election Ballot