Town Hall is located at

16 N. 4th street
P.O. Box 667
Chatsworth, Illinois 60921


(815) 635-3095

Hours of operation are:

Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Closed on the following Holidays:

New Year's Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Chatsworth Ordinances











7.6.1             Seal Established

7.6.2             Fiscal Year

7.6.3             Bills; Payroll

7.6.4             Payment by Treasurer

7.6.5             Contracts

7.6.6             Injury to Public Property

7.6.7             Surety Bonds




7.6.1          SEAL ESTABLISHED: The Seal of the Town shall be a circular disk with the words “Town of Chatsworth” in the outer circle, and in the inner circle “Corporate Seal”.


7.6.2          FISCAL YEAR: The fiscal year of the Town shall begin on the first day of May of each year and end on the last day of April of the following year.


7.6.3          BILLS; PAYROLL: All bills payable by the Town, other than for the payment of salaries established by the Mayor and the Board of Trustees, shall be submitted to the Mayor and Board of Trustees for approval before payment.


7.6.4          PAYMENT BY TREASURER: The treasurer shall pay out money payment of all bills, or for salaries, or for any other purposes other the retirement of principle or interest on bonds or tax anticipation warrants only upon warrant signed by the Town Mayor and the Town Clerk as provided by Statute. Such warrants shall designate the items to be paid and the funds from which they are to be paid.


7.6.5          CONTRACTS: The Town Mayor, or any other person designated by the Town Board, may sign on behalf of the Town any contract authorized by the Town Board. No contract may be entered into without the authority of the Mayor and Board of Trustees.

7.6.6          INJURY TO PUBLIC PROPERTY: It shall be unlawful for anyone to injure, deface or interfere with any property belonging to the Town without proper authority from the Mayor and Board of Trustees. Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be fined in accordance with the general penalty provisions of this Code.


7.6.7             SURETY BONDS: Whenever a surety bond to indemnify the Town is required as a prerequisite to exercising the duties of any office or position, or to the issuance of a license or permit or for the exercise of any special privilege, the surety on such bond shall be a corporation licensed and authorized to do business in this State as a surety company, in the absence of specific provision to the contrary by ordinance.


Whenever in its opinion additional sureties or an additional surety may be needed on any bond to indemnify the Town against loss or liability because of the insolvency of the existing surety or sureties or for any other reason, the Mayor and Board of Trustees may order a new surety or sureties to be secured for such bond. If such new surety or sureties are not procured within ten (10) days from the time such order is transmitted to the principal of the bond, or his assignee, the Mayor and Board of Trustees shall declare the bond to be void, and thereupon such principal or assignee shall be deemed to have surrendered the privilege or position as condition of which the bond was required.