Pet License

2022-2023 Pet Licenses on sale now! 
Purchase online at with the online purchase PIN shown on the renewal notice.  Renewal notices  were sent to residents the week of March  21st.  To  renew vehicle stickers and pet licenses online, you will need the unique online purchase PIN included on your renewal notice.  If you opted  for an emailed renewal notice, it is sent from  If you cannot find the email in your email inbox, please check your spam or junk email folders.   If you are trying to renew your City vehicle sticker(s) and you have not received your notice with the online purchase PIN, please contact the Finance Department847.810.3622.

Every owner who keeps, harbors, or otherwise maintains a dog or cat more than four months of age in the City shall register such dog or cat and procure and pay for a pet license each year.  The license year is May 1 - April 30.

No dog shall be permitted to run at large in The City of Lake Forest. Dogs must be leashed in all City parks, and owners are required to clean up after their dogs.  No dog shall be permitted, except on a leash, to use or be upon any public street, sidewalk, or parkway. Dogs are not permitted at Forest Park Beach.

The fee for the annual pet license tag is $10 each. The Police Department can easily identify the owner of a pet found running loose by the number on the pet license tag.  Pet licenses can be ordered online with your unique PIN, or you can visit Municipal Services, 800 N Field Dr (8:00am - 4:30pm, Mon-Fri), to purchase a pet license.  The rabies certificate is not required for the purchase of a pet license.  Questions can be directed to the Finance Department, 847.810.3622.

Animal Licenses Valid from May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023  
Dog $10.00 Nov. 1 half year: $5.00 for new dog
Cat $10.00 Nov. 1 half year: $5.00 for new cat
Replacement of lost tag $1.00  
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