June 26, 2020

Administrative Hearings Resume

Now that Illinois has moved to Phase 4 of the “Restore Illinois” plan, the City of Lake Forest has resumed the Administrative Hearing process.

In-person hearings began on June 11, 2020, however, in keeping with the guidance from public health officials regarding the most effective strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following will apply:

  1. Non-mandatory appearance citations such as Parking and Cell Phone Violations may be contested by mail. See below.
  2. In-person cases will be heard by appointment only. To request an appointment for a non-mandatory citation, please call Police-Records at 847-810-3845 within 14 days of issuance.
  3. The number of persons allowed in the chambers at one time will be limited. You may be asked to wait outside or in your car.
  4. Only respondents, attorneys, witnesses, or legal guardians (for respondents under 18 years of age) will be allowed in the chambers.
  5. All persons entering the building must wear a mask or face covering. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. 

If you are scheduled to appear to prove compliance, drop off your completed documents at the Police Department a minimum of 2 days before the assigned return date. Your appearance will be waived.

To dispute citations without a mandatory appearance (like parking citations and cellphone violations) you may download this fillable PDF form (click here) or you may email the Records Department at Police-records@cityoflakeforest.com with the subject, “Contest by Mail”. Be sure to include your citation number, full name, and current mailing address. You must fully articulate your argument. You may also include photographs or diagrams. These must be received a minimum of 5 days before the assigned court date. The Final Decision Order will be mailed.

If you have questions concerning your citation or other hearing matters, you may contact the Police Records by calling 847-810-3835 or by email to police-records@cityoflakeforest.com.


March 19, 2020

The Lake Forest Police Department, in conjunction with the City of Lake Forest, has implemented health and safety protocols in an attempt to prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19.

Please click here or on the public notice below to open the notice in a new window.





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