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The Public Works Department is dedicated to providing high quality public facilities and services to the Lake Forest community. The Department serves the community by developing, constructing, and maintaining the public infrastructure, which includes all public streets, sidewalks, storm drains, traffic signals, landscaping, parks, buildings, and solid waste collection services. In addition, the department checks plans, inspects grading and infrastructure construction for new developments, and implements the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP is responsive to our community by delivering construction projects that enhance the quality of life in Lake Forest.

Services

The Public Works Department's goal is to provide a wide range of maintenance and repair services to the community while providing excellent customer service.

The department consists of five divisions:

  • Administrative: Overall operation of the department, administering and overseeing the City's five Maintenance Divisions. 
  • Maintenance and Landscape: Maintenance of City buildings and facilities including the Civic Center facility, Lake Forest Sports Park Recreation building, Etnies Skate Park and all other public buildings. Maintains the City's parks, medians, publicly owned trees, and other landscaped areas such as city facility landscaping. Maintains the City's streets, roadway signs, sidewalks, traffic signals, streetlights, and storm drains.
  • Engineering: Responsible for preparation of plans and specifications, solicits bids and monitors construction work for City infrastructure.
  • Traffic:  Responsible for operation and maintenance of traffic signals and installation of traffic signing and striping, including parking controls, on public streets. 
  • Water Quality/Environmental: Implements the City’s Pollution Prevention and Enforcement program.

Capital Improvement Projects

Get the details on current, recent, and upcoming projects.

Expand The Forest

This program encourages citizen participation in tree planting and urban forest enhancement.

Graffiti Removal

Find out how to report graffiti in your community.

eLakeForest

Apply for permits, monitor existing permit status, or request building inspections for existing permits.

Maintenance

Access information on landscape and park improvements, street sweeping and maintenance, and graffiti removal.

Parking

Get information on parking permits and restrictions. 

Traffic

Access information on traffic projects, road construction, and how the City is working to get you where you need to go more efficiently. 

Trash & Recycling

Find out more about residential and commercial trash pickup, as well as local recycling services.

Utility Services

Get information on the utility providers that service Lake Forest.

Environmental Compliance

View guidelines and fact sheets on water usage, gutters and storm drains.

Volunteers in Parks

We need you to help keep our parks looking clean and beautiful.

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2022 Business Survey


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This form is for businesses that are physically located at a Lake Forest address.

 

Business Address
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Home-Based Business?
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Commercial Business Additional Information

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

Reason(s) for locating Business in Lake Forest:

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.

Property Manager Address

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.

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

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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Do you have an alarm system?
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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

Please provide the following information to join the waiting list for the Lake Forest CERT program.
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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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Lake Forest eNewsletters

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Email Lists

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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

Owner Information

City: Lake Forest

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