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6530 W. 79th Street
Burbank, IL 60459 (708) 599-5500

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City Clerk

Barry J. Szymczak


  Barry J. Szymczak has been a resident of the City of Burbank since 1987. He is a graduate of Brother Rice High School, Class of '71. He and his wife Grace have a son, daughter and 3 grandchildren. After graduation, he was employed at Sherwood Florist in Chicago, his family owned business. In 2003 , the business closed after 45 years of serving the community. Barry then was employed at Lawn Funeral Home in Burbank from January 2004 until his election to the City Clerk's office in April 2017. He served as a member / secretary of the Fire-Police Commission from 1996 to 2008, and then 2+ terms as Alderman of the 3rd Ward of the City of Burbank, along with Committee Chairman of Public Works.

The City of Burbank was incorporated as a city on April 4, 1970, and presently operates under the Aldermanic-City form of government. Under this form of government, the Mayor, Treasurer, City Clerk and 7 Alderman are elected for a term of four years. The City Council meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall. These are public meetings and citizens are invited to attend and to observe their government in action. Prior to adjournment, questions and comments are invited from the floor.

Under Burbank ordinance 8-482 all solicitors or peddlers are required to obtain a permit prior to canvassing the city. All permits are issued through the office of the city clerk located at Burbank City Hall between regular business hours. The below link may be printed, filled out and filed with the clerk’s office for your convenience.

Sec. 8-483. - Permit application.
Any person who desires to engage in peddling or solicitation activities shall file with the city clerk an application in writing, on a form to be furnished by the city clerk, which shall consist of the following information:

Name, address, age and telephone number of the applicant, which shall be confirmed through the applicant's driver's license or state identification card, articles of incorporation, or other legally recognized form of identification;

A brief description of the business or activity;

If acting as an employee of an employer, the name, address and telephone number of the employer; or if acting as an agent, the name, address and telephone number of the principal who is being represented, with credentials in written form establishing the relationship and the authority of the employee or agent to act for the employer or principal, as the case may be;

A statement as to whether or not the applicant has been convicted or pleaded guilty to a felony or misdemeanor, the nature of the offense, and the date of the conviction or plea;

A statement as to whether the applicant has had a permit denied, suspended or revoked for noncompliance with this article in the past;

Proof of possession of any license or permit which, under federal, state or local law, the applicant is required to have in order to conduct the proposed business, or which, under any such law, would exempt the applicant from the licensing requirements of this article; and

Two (2) photographs of the applicant which shall have been taken within sixty (60) days immediately preceding the date of filing of the application. The photographs shall be of a size common to a passport.


Yard waste pickup begins April 1st to November 30th We will have stickers available at the Clerk’s office.

Throwing away electronics is now against the law and heavy fines can be
imposed. Please visit the following website to learn how to properly dispose.
e-waste @ earth 911.com and other waste products like paints, etc.

Further questions contact city hall.

We are still collecting pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald house in Oak Lawn. Old eyeglasses and cases are collected and given to the Lions Club. These are two worthy causes.






Animal License Application


Burbank Business License

Bicycle License Application

Burbank City Sticker Application

Vehicle Sticker Info


Freedom of Information ACT (pdf)

Real Estate Transfer Tax Form (pdf)

Voter Registration Application


Vehicle Fuel Tax Return for distributors Form

NOTE: all forms on the City of Burbank website are sample forms and should only be used as examples. Most forms used by the city are multi-page and multi-color.

The clerks office will be closed on the following dates

  • Veterans Day - Monday
     November 12, 2018

  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 21, 2018
    Friday, November 22, 2018

  • Christmas Day - Tuesday
     December 25, 2018

  • New Years Day
    Tuesday, January 01, 2019

  • Presidents Day - Monday February 18, 2019

  • Good Friday - Friday
    April 19, 2019

  • Memorial Day - Monday,
    May 27, 2019

  • Independence Day - Thursday
    July 4, 2019

  • Labor Day - Monday
    September 2, 2019

  • Columbus Day - Monday
    October 14, 2019

  • Veterans Day - Monday
    November 11, 2019

  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 28, 2019
    Friday, November 29, 2019

  • Christmas Day - Wednesday
    December 25, 2019

  • New Years Day
    Wednesday, January 01, 2020


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