Lori Palmer | Village Clerk

119 West Main Street, East Alton, IL 62024

Phone: (618) 259-7522

Fax: (618) 259-7614

[email protected]


Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Closed holidays

About the Village Clerk

The office of the Village Clerk is charged with the responsibility of maintaining and preserving public records. In being the custodian of the official records of the Village, the Clerk manages and records all public notices, resolutions, ordinances, and official business taken during meetings. The Village Clerk provides the following services:


Business Licensing: Business licensing is required for, but not limited to: arcade amusements, circuses, carnivals, billboards/outdoor sign advertisers, itinerant merchants (foodstuffs), dairies, some retail delivery trucks, coffee & tea solicitors, jukeboxes, coin-operated amusement devices, cigarette machines, peddlers of general merchandise, skating rinks & gum/candy machines.

Hunting & Fishing License: Illinois hunting and fishing licenses are available in the Village Clerk’s office during regular business hours. Identification is required.

Garage & Yard Sale Permits: Click here for a Garage/Yard Sale Permit. Garage/Yard Sale Permits are also available in the Village Clerk’s office. There is no charge for the permit. Two permits are allowed per year.

Voter Registration: Voter registration is available in the Village Clerk’s office. Two forms of identification, one with a current address, are required. If your name has changed or if you have recently moved, even within the village limits, you must register at your current address.

Notary Services: Notary Public service is available at no charge to village residents. A photo ID with a signature is required.

Street Light Repair: To report a street light out contact Ameren IL at (800) 755-5000. Please give an exact location, if possible. Examples: In front of 123 E. Main St., the rear of 123 W. Main St. or 3rd pole east of the intersection of Main and Broadway Sts.


Husband: Rodney
Children: Nikki & Scott Duncan, Nathan & Melissa Palmer

Grandchildren: Benton, Tessa, Graham & Grace
Yorkie Companion: Piper Grace


  • East Alton-Wood River Community High School
  • Sanford-Brown Business College


  • 1st Assembly of God Wood River
  • East Alton Rotary Club (Secretary 2001-Current)
  • Riverbend Growth Assocation Ambassador
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor