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City Operations Update


Building Closures

  • City Hall (220 E. Deerpath)

  • Municipal Services Building (800 N. Field Drive)

  • Compost/Recycling Center (1381 W. Kennedy Road)

  • Recreation Center (400 Hastings Road)

  • Lake Forest Fitness Center (400 Hastings Road)

  • Kinderhaven (400 Hastings Road)

  • CROYA (400 Hastings Road)

  • Deerpath Golf Course (500 W. Deerpath)

  • Dickinson Hall (100 E. Old Mill Road)

  • Stirling Hall (80 E. Old Mill Road)

  • Wildlife Discovery Center (1401 W. Middlefork Drive)

  • Lake Forest Library (360 E. Deerpath)

  • All park buildings and restrooms

  • Restrooms at the beach

Continuity of City Services during temporary City building closures

During the City's temporary building closures, we encourage residents to conduct business online, via email or phone when possible.  As this is an ongoing and evolving situation, we will continue to share updates here, through email lists and on social media.  Please sign up for E-News and Alerts here

Building Permits and Inspections

Utility Billing, Real Estate Transfer Tax, Vehicle Stickers, Animal Licenses and Parking Permits

Sanitation, Compost/Recycling Center

Birth and Death Certificates, Special Event Permits, Landscape Licenses, One-Day Liquor Licenses, Solicitor Permits and Raffle Licenses

  • Click here to view a video of how to apply for a Birth or Death Certificate online.

Freedom of Information Act

  • Click here to view a video of how to fill out a FOIA Request form online.

Cemetery Operations

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Lake Forest Cemetery Gatehouse will be closed to the public as we take precautionary measures to protect the health of our cemetery families and employees during the COVID-19 outbreak. Funerals will continue to proceed as scheduled under modified conditions following Governor Pritzker’s Executive order and recommendations of the CDC.  Lake Forest Cemetery will keep the public informed as the Cemetery and the City of Lake Forest continue to assess the situation and update the Cemetery Gatehouse status based on changing conditions.  During this time Cemetery personnel will only be responding to immediate need funeral related inquiries. Please be aware that non-funeral related inquiries will receive responses once the Cemetery Gatehouse office has re-opened following the quarantine.  The Cemetery grounds located at 1525 N. Lake Road, will remain open as normal for visitors from 8:00am to 4:30pm daily.






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

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