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Special Event Permits

A Special Event application is required when a community event is located in whole or in part on public property (or on private property within the City when it may have a direct effect upon public property, traffic flow or public health or safety, and which may require the use of special City services).

Requested dates, times, and locations are considered on a first-come, first-served basis, pending staff (and in some instances, City Council) review, recommendations and approval.  Additional permits may also be required to secure the event.  

Applications can be obtained at City Hall, 220 East Deerpath, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The completed application must be submitted to City Hall no later than ninety days prior to the event.  For additional information, please email or call Kim McCann at 847.810.3675. 

Special Event Permit Application 

(fillable online form)

Additional permits may be required per the Guidelines listed in the Special Event Permit Application above.  Here are links to those permits.

City Hall:

Fire Department:

Parks and Recreation:



220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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