Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Grievance, Claims, Fees, Notary, Risk Management
Animal Control and Shelter Services, Dog Obedience Classes, Find a Lost Pet, Pet Disaster Preparedness, Pet-Friendly Apartments, Pet of the Week, Responsible Pet Ownership Program
Codes, Fees, Forms, Inspection Instructions
Property Maintenance Guide, Temporary Signage and Outdoor Promotion
Affordable Housing, Annual Reports, Fair Housing, First-Time Homebuyer Program, Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program, Neighborhood Pride Paint Program
Application Forms, Fees, Housing Element, Maps, New Signage Regulations, Planning Documents, Recent Approvals
Etnies Skatepark, Sports Park & Recreation Center, Leisure Times, Parks and Fields, Recreation Programs, Seniors, Teens, Youth Camps
Budgeting, Disbursements/Payments, Investments, Financial Reporting, Purchasing, Vendor Registration
Applicant Login, Employment Opportunities, Job Descriptions, Salaries, Subscribe to Job Announcements
eLakeForest, Park Facilities, Parking Ticket Payment, Recreation Registration
City Publications, Press Releases, Special Studies, Website and Social Media Policies
Lake Forest takes a multi-pronged approach to dealing with individuals experiencing homelessness in the City. The City designated Sr. Management Analyst as the point person to ensure those experiencing homelessness receive assistance and access to available resources. The City contracts with the non-profit Mercy House to provide outreach services. An Orange County Sheriff's Department Deputy also works as a Homeless Liaison Officer on a full-time basis. If you ever feel threatened by a situation, call 9-1-1.
Orange County Sheriff's Department, Alert OC, Business Watch, Crime Statistics, Fingerprinting, Massage Application, Neighborhood Watch, Shredding Program, Vacation Home Checks
The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department is a large, multi-faceted law enforcement agency served by approximately 4,000 sworn and professional staff members and over 800 reserve personnel.
Don’t Make it Easy is a crime prevention campaign created to continue to raise awareness in order to help keep you, your family, and property safe.
Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime.
The City of Lake Forest, in partnership with the Orange County Sheriff's Department, provides a Business Watch Program.
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistical data provided are of the aggregated data of index (Part 1) crimes that are required to be reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Fingerprinting services are offered at the Orange County Sheriff's Departments Aliso Viejo Sub Station.
In an effort to combat identity theft, Lake Forest Police Services offers a free confidential paper shredding program for Lake Forest residents.
This free service involves a physical check of your residence to ensure your home remains secure (Mondays-Fridays only) while you are away on vacation for 4 consecutive weeks.
Find resources for keeping you and your family safe in the City of Lake Forest.
Bond Fire Updates
The City of Lake Forest has partnered with the County of Orange to share in a county-wide emergency notification system known as AlertOC.
Read about CEPA, get information about basic emergency preparedness, Ready OC, and view Fire Hazard Severity Maps.
Read about Orange County Sheriff Deputies that will be forever remembered for giving their lives while in service to the residents of Lake Forest.
Read about internet safety for kids, parents, and teens.
Know Before You Fly is an educational campaign launched by the FAA in partnership with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Academy of Model Aeronautics to inform users of safe and responsible operation of unmanned aircraft systems. Drone operators flying drones weighing over 0.55 pounds must be registered with the FAA.
Many residents of Lake Forest experience occasional visits from local wildlife.
On May 8, 1996, federal legislation H.R. 2137 was passed, requiring state and local law enforcement agencies to release relevant information to protect the public from violent sex offenders. This legislation was appropriately named “Megan’s Law.”
Crime Stoppers is a service that allows citizens to anonymously report potential criminal activity and or supply information regarding suspects of crimes.
Read about cell phone/texting laws, click it or ticket, and graduated driver license laws.
Reporting graffiti to the City.
Application, City Park Guide, Information Sheet, Program Description, Tree Options
Bees, Bus Shelters/Benches, Fees, Graffiti Removal, Landscaping, Parks, Potholes, Sidewalks, Storm Drains, Street Lights, Street Sweeping, Streets, Traffic Signals, Traffic Signs, Tree Maintenance
Household Hazardous Waste, Mandatory Commercial and Multi-Family Complex Recycling, PaintCare Program, Solar Trash Compactors, Urban Composting
Electricity, Gas, Internet, Telephone, Television, Water & Sewer
In order to prevent pollution, everyone’s help is needed. The City of Lake Forest has collaborated with other Orange County cities and the County of Orange to develop Best Management Practices (BMPs) summarized in fact sheets. The BMP fact sheets are organized by the type of activities being conducted and are enforceable requirements.
Volunteers in Parks