The Public Works Department is located in the Municipal Services Building, at 800 N Field Dr., Lake Forest, IL 60045. Business Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
The mission of the Public Works Department is to respond to community needs consistent with policies determined by the City Council, maintain a working environment built upon trust, respect and citizen involvement, and achieve the City’s goal of being responsive to resident needs.
The Public Works Department consists of seven operating sections that provide high-quality services to the citizens of Lake Forest. These sections include Building Maintenance, Engineering, Fleet Maintenance, Sanitation, Streets, Water Plant, and Water & Sewer. For further information on specific operation section pages follow the links on the left navigation.
During the year, the Sanitation Section observes New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. City offices may be closed for additional holidays. The 2024 Sanitation Holiday Schedule can be viewed here.