The mission of the Finance Department is to provide effective and efficient methods for conducting the day-to-day business affairs of the Village to insure financial goals and objectives are satisfactorily met.
Responsibilities include collection and disbursement of Village resources; budget, debt, employee benefit and retirement administration; insurance and risk management; data processing; payroll and personnel; treasury management and administration; purchasing and accounting. The Department provides support in performing these services and assists other departments in meeting public service goals within established budget parameters. The Department also provides financial analysis, trend information and recommendations to the Village Administrator, Village President and Board of Trustees on all matters relating to the fiscal operation of the Village.
In addition to supporting the operations of other line departments, the Finance Department also has the responsibility to directly serve the public in such areas as general reception at Village Hall; cashiering, information dissemination, processing and issuance of business, liquor, vehicle and other Village licenses, real estate transfer stamps, water billing and other revenue collection.
Transfer Stamp Purchase Procedure
Before a deed for the sale or transfer of real estate within the Village of Morton Grove can be recorded, the seller or owner of the real estate must purchase a Village transfer stamp. Applications for transfer stamps can be submitted no sooner than two weeks and no later than 2 business days before the stamp is to be issued. The Village typically processes applications for transfer stamps within two business days. Early submissions are preferred to allow sufficient time to resolve any concerns regarding the search. A search can be requested before the application is submitted. Visit the TRANSFER STAMP