In an Emergency

Public safety and City officials will send official notifications and information through AlertOC and Nixle. Ensure you and your loved ones are registered for both to receive critical information via text, email, or telephone.

Lake Forest will also broadcast important information over Cox Channel 851 and AM 1690. You an also listen to AM 1690 on the web, at http://bit.ly/LakeForestAM1690

Additionally, the Lake Forest Emergency Hotline is continually updated during an emergency. Call (949) 461-3536 for recorded updates.

Silverado Fire

In October-November of 2020, 90,000 Irvine residents were evacuated after a fire broke out near Santiago Canyon Road and Silverado Canyon Road. Fire spread south from Loma Ridge toward the Orchard Hills, Northwood and Portola Springs communities of Irvine before moving southeast through Limestone Canyon and toward the communities of Foothill Ranch and Lake Forest. Nearly 14,000 acres were consumed, and two firefighters were seriously injured. 

Bond Fire

In December of 2020 the Bond Fire in Orange County burned nearly 7,500 acres in the Santiago Canyon area, and destroyed more than 30 structures. The fire began from an explosion at a home with an electric generator, which had stored Propane tanks nearby. The fire caused evacuations of 25,000 residents and injured two firefighters.

Lake Forest Evacuation Map

In the event an evacuation is ordered because of wildfire or other emergency, type your address in the map to determine the status of the order in your neighborhood.

Evacuation Warning

  • OCSD urges persons and their animals in the evacuation area(s) to relocate to safer locations.
  • Those with access and functional needs and those with large animals should leave now.
  • Loss of life and property is a risk but is not imminent.
  • Personal discretion whether to evacuate is allowed but not advised.
  • If at any time a person feels threatened, evacuate immediately; do not wait for an official notification

Immediate Evacuation Order

  • OCSD orders all persons and their animals in the designated evacuation area(s) to immediately relocate to safer locations.
  • Risk of loss of life and property is extreme and imminent.
  • Evacuation is mandatory.
  • Persons refusing to comply with an immediate evacuation order will not be forcibly removed from their homes but cannot expect rescue or other lifesaving assistance once the incident is underway.

Shelter-in-Place

  • OCSD orders all persons and their animals to remain indoors during or following an emergency event.
  • This protective action is recommended when an incident offers little or no time for the public to evacuate or when it is safer for them to remain indoors.
  • A shelter-in-place order can reduce congestion on transportation routes facilitating evacuations that have been ordered.

Repopulation 

  • Community members may return to a previously evacuated area.
  • Threat has been mitigated, infrastructure and utilities are secured, and OCSD has approved of the return.
  • Public Safety personnel have deemed loss of life and property related to the incident is not at risk.

Residents living in neighborhoods near high-risk fire area are encouraged to be ready for wildfires by practicing fire safety. Ready, Set, Go! gives you the tools to protect you, your family, property and community from wildfires. Firefighters train hard to prepare for wildfires—residents need to do the same!

For more information on how you can be ready for wildfires, visit the Orange County Fire Authority's Ready, Set, Go! safety program.

Stay Connected During Emergencies

Residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertOC and Nixle for text notifications during emergencies.

Public Safety Power Shutoffs

During high winds, Southern California Edison (SCE) may de-energize transmission lines to minimize wildfire risk. In Lake Forest, the power shutoffs would most likely impact residents in the foothills. 

While the City will warn residents of potential Public Safety Power Shutoffs, residents are encouraged to visit www.sce.com/psps for more information and to sign up for alerts from SCE.

High-risk Fire Zone Map

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2022 Business Survey


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Commercial Business Additional Information

Applicable if you are a commercial or a home-based business.

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Property Manager Contact Information

Applicable if you are leasing or own commercial property.

PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THIS SECTION IF YOU ARE A HOME-BASED BUSINESS.

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Business Watch - Emergency Contact Information

Please complete the following emergency contact information if your business wishes to participate in the Orange County Sheriff's Department "Business Watch Program". You will be contacted and provided with additional information and receive a "Business Watch" decal.

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More Information on Lake Forest Business Watch:

Business Watch | Lake Forest, CA

To learn more about the Lake Forest Business Watch Program, please visit the link above.

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Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce Membership

Membership Application

Joining the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce offers numerous opportunities to network, gain valuable experience, expand your business, and more. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, select the link above.

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CCA

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City of Lake Forest SMS Sign Up

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Expand the Forest

Expand the Forest Beautification Program

Public Works Department | 100 Civic Center Dr. | Lake Forest, Ca 92630 | (949) 461 - 3493


Applicant Information

Address

Note: Due to the health and wellbeing of the selected trees, plantings will occur only from October 1st though December 1st and March 1st through June 1st. Staff will contact you during this time frame. Dedication plaques are not allowed. 


Location

 

Disclaimer: If a planting date cannot be arranged, the tree(s) will be planted by the end of the planting period. 

 


Type of Tree


Dedication

The City Council Certificate: The dedication and sponsor(s) information will appear on the City Council signed certificate mailed to you after the tree planting has occurred.

(Example: In loving memory of John Doe, a great friend and co-worker) 


Payment

The cost of the Expand the Forest Program is $93.00/15 gallon tree. 

If Paying by Check, Mail to:

City of Lake Forest
Expand the Forest Program
100 Civic Center Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

If Paying with Cash, Bring to:

City of Lake Forest
100 Civic Center Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

If Paying by Credit Card

Credit card payments are accepted through eLakeForest.com with a 3.29% service fee. Register for a new account through eLakeForest.com.

 

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Responsible Pet Ownership

Vet / Clinic:
20780 Lake Forest Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 600-8310
23162 El Toro Frontage Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 837-5222
29040 Portola Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 380-1255
24301 Muirlands Blvd Ste P, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 837-7660
22377 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 855-9744
3 Rancho Circle, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 581-7979

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City: Lake Forest

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