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










4.2.1             Appointment; Term

4.2.2             Bond

4.2.3             General Duties

4.2.4             Deposit of Funds

4.2.5             Records

4.2.6             Accounts

4.2.7             Reports

4.2.8             Special Assessment Fund

4.2.9             Warrants; Transfer of Funds




4.2.1             APPOINTMENT; TERM; The Town Treasurer shall be appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, and shall service for a four (4) year term and until his successor is qualified, as provided by Statute.




4.2.2             BOND: The Treasurer shall give bond conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties and to indemnify the Town for any loss due to neglect of duty or wrongful act on his part; and the amount of such bond shall be not less than ten percent (10%) of the highest amount of taxes and special assessments received by the Treasurer during any fiscal year in the preceding five (5) fiscal years nor less than one and one—half (14) times the largest amount which the Mayor and Board of Trustees estimate will be in his custody at any one time. Such bond shall be filed with the Clerk as required by Statute.




4.2.3             GENERAL DUTIES: The Treasurer shall perform such duties as may be prescribed for him by statute or ordinance. He shall receive all money paid to the Town, either directly from the person paying It or from the hands of such other officer as may receive it, and he shall pay out money only on vouchers or orders properly signed by the Town Mayor and Board of Trustees.




4.2.4             DEPOSIT OF FUNDS: He shall deposit the Town funds in such depositories as may be selected from time to time as is provided by law, and he shall keep the Town money separate and distinct from his own and shall not intermingle his own money with it or make private of personal use of the Town funds.




4.2.5             RECORDS: The Treasurer shall keep records showing all money received by him, the source from which it was received, and the purposes for which is was paid out; and he shall keep a record showing at all times the financial status of the Town.




4.2.6             ACCOUNTS: The Treasurer shall keep such books and accounts as may be required by the Mayor and Board of Trustees and shall keep them in the manner required by the Mayor and Board of Trustees.




4.2.7             REPORTS: The Treasurer shall make monthly reports to the Mayor and Board of Trustees showing the date of finances of the Town, and the amounts received and spent during the month, which reports shall be filed. He shall also make an annual report after the close of the fiscal year, as required by Statute, with the total amount of all receipts and expenditures of the Town and his transactions as Treasurer during the preceding year.




4.2.8             SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FUND: All moneys are received on any special assessment shall be held by the Treasurer as a special fund to be applied only to the payment of the improvement, or bonds and vouchers issued therefor, together with interest thereon, for which the assessment was made, and said money shall be used for no other purposes, unless to reimburse the Town for money expended for such improvements. Payment on bonds or vouchers shall be made in accordance with the Statutes and the law and the Treasurer shall keep his books and accounts in such a manner so that proper transactions in payments of principal and interest can be made and ascertained.




4.2.9             WARRANTS; TRANSFER OF FUNDS: All warrants drawn on the Treasurer must be signed by the Mayor and countersigned by the Clerk, stating the particular fund or appropriation to which the same is chargeable, and the person to whom payable; and no money shall be otherwise paid except as may be provided by Statute. Money shall not be transferred by the Treasurer from one fund to another, after it has been received by him, nor appropriated to any other purposes than that for which it has been collected or paid, except as may be ordered by the Mayor and Board of Trustees, in manner and form prescribed by Statute.