The Planning Division's primary responsibilities include implementation of the City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, and management of development in the City. This includes processing of land use and development applications for review by the City Council or Planning Commission. Good land use policy is critical to the City's future and ensures that Lake Forest maintains a high quality of life for residents and a viable local economy for businesses.

Ordinances approved by the City Council July 21, 2020 

Title 9 Code Cleanup Ordinance

ADU Ordinance

Donation Collection Box Ordinance

Titles 6 & 11 Code Update Ordinance

Notice of Preparation, General Plan Environmental Impact Report

The City has determined a full environmental impact report (EIR) is necessary for the General Plan Update.