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The Community Development Department oversees the planning function for The City of Lake Forest.  Planning staff members are available to help residents with their building projects and verify that new construction complies with the Zoning Code.  Contact a Planner to determine if your project requires review by one of the City's Boards and Commissions.  Variance requests and demolition requests are examples of projects that require review by a City Board or Commission.

The Community Development Department staffs the following Boards and Commissions:
Building Review Board
Historic Preservation Commission
Housing Trust Fund Board
Plan Commission
Zoning Board of Appeals

Planning staff members also oversee long-range planning (including master plans), historic preservation, affordable housing, transportation planning and large developments in Lake Forest.

For zoning information, please use our interactive Zoning Map.

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

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