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Permit Applications

The Lake Forest Fire Department oversees permits relating to bonfires, ceremonial burns, fireworks, and open/prescribed burns. Permits must be submitted two weeks in advance. Applicants must adhere to all rules, regulations, and ordinances (review individual permit). Applications submitted without required supporting documents will not be accepted. Permit application submissions are preferred via email , but also accepted by U.S. mail, fax, or walk-in.
Approved permits will be listed on the Authorized Burning/Fireworks page for public knowledge. 

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Mail permit to (if mailing):
Attention: Jamie Nixon
255 W Deerpath Lake Forest, IL 60045

Open fires ordinance 94.15-94.21 authorizes the Fire Chief, Police Chief, City Manager, or their authorized representatives to request any fire within the city be extinguished immediately if such fire creates a hazard. The burning of leaves or other landscape material for natural area management purposes and for recreational or ceremonial purposes requires a permit. Residential "bonfires" no longer require a permit if: see ordinance 94.19. Portable fire pits fueled by propane shall follow 94.19 (C) of the Open Fires ordinance. 

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The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

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Fire Department Permits3 documents

  • Open Burn Permit
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  • Fireworks Permit
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  • Bonfire/Ceremonial Permit
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