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City Clerk

The City Clerk is custodian of all documents belonging to the City not assigned to the custody of another officer. These documents include City Council meeting minutes, executed contracts, licenses and permits.

The City Clerk also:

  • acts as the local Registrar for Birth and Death records;
  • handles Freedom of Information requests for public records;
  • coordinates election and Voter Registration activities; and
  • issues landscaping licenses

Foreclosure notices and final confirmation sale orders should be mailed to the City Clerk at:

City Hall
220 E. Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL  60045

Prevailing Wage

State statute requires that all public bodies awarding contracts for public work should abide by current prevailing wage rates and regulations.  The State of Illinois issued the latest version of prevailing wage, found here.

General Primary Election is on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Aldermen Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3 and Ward 4

Nomination paper circulation period is Tuesday, September 3 through Monday, December 2, 2019.

Independent and new political party candidates can file nomination papers in the office of the City Clerk at City Hall for the March General Primary Election beginning Monday, November 25, 2019 through Monday, December 2, 2019. 

City Hall will remain open on December 2 until 5 p.m.  Regular office hours are M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Please note that City Hall will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.

The City is providing this information as a guide and it should not be construed as sufficient argument in response to an objection to any candidate's nominating papers.  The City encourages all prospective candidates to consult with competent legal counsel when preparing their nomination papers.  

Courtesy packets are available at City Hall or the State Board of Elections website.








City Clerk

220 Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 847-810-3674
Fax: 847-615-4289


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

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