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Pet Licenses

2020-21 Pet Licenses are on sale now. Purchase online with the PIN code provided on your mailed or emailed renewal notice: 

Effective June 3, 2020, the Municipal Services facility reopened to the public. The Finance Department will be working an alternating schedule in City offices with many employees continuing to work some days remotely. For everyone’s safety, payments by mail or online are strongly encouraged. Payments may also be placed in the drop box at the main entrance of the Municipal Services facility at 800 North Field Drive. Customer support will be available should you have any questions. Questions may be directed via email to Jamese Scott at A dedicated phone number of 847-810-3631 may also be used for questions pertaining to these renewals. 

Please see the COVID-19 Plan for a summary of the operations of the City of Lake Forest Finance Department during the current time.


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, 847-810-3631.

Animal Licenses  Valid from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021  
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  



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

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