Welcome to Lake Forest

The City would like to welcome you to Lake Forest. You have chosen a charming community with a "hometown feel" while enjoying the benefits of a metropolitan city. As you settle into your new home, our goal is provide you with information to help ease the transition.

Lake Forest is a vibrant and dynamic City, offering a thriving business community, beautiful residential areas, and outstanding recreational opportunities. We invite you to connect with the community by visiting local shopping centers, dining at neighborhood restaurants, and taking advantage of the many civic, cultural, and community events offered year round. The City opened one of the largest sports parks in Orange County in Fall 2014 with recreation programs and activities for all ages. Make a meaningful change in your community as we encourage you to get involved with one of the many civic or community affiliated volunteer opportunities available. In addition, we invite you to do business with the City. From passport and notary services to vacation checks for your home, we are here to help.

If you have any questions or need additional information, our staff would be pleased to assist you. Stop by City Hall, contact us, or visit us on Facebook. Again, welcome to Lake Forest where living, working, and playing all come together!

New Resident Welcome Packet

To help new residents get settled in and familiar with their City, the City has compiled a New Resident Welcome Packet filled with helpful resources. The Welcome Packet is free and is available at City Hall. Contact Skylar Hunter, Public Relations Specialist, to arrange one for you!

Community Resource Guide

Pick up your free Community Resource Guide at City Hall or at the Sports Park and Recreation Center. The Guide is filled with helpful resources such as a City map, government phone numbers and websites, meeting dates, and information about community events. Click on the image on the right to download an electronic version. After you had a chance to look through the Guide, the City wants to hear what you think about the Guide. Share your feedback by taking the brief survey.

Take the Survey

Feedback Survey on Community Services Guide

Community Resource Guide (PDF)

Community Resource Guide
Ask Lake Forest

Do you have a question or a comment for the City? Ask us on Ask Lake Forest, a system designed to provide residents, businesses, and visitors the opportunity to access City Hall, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, from the comfort of their own home or business.