Forms and Permits

The Forest City Police Department has several permit forms that are accessible
to the public. These forms can be printed and brought to the police department.

Forms are in pdf format and acrobat reader or similar software
would be required to view them. These same forms are also available at the
police department during normal business hours.
Parking Tickets & Municipal Citations
The police department uses an orange paper envelope citation when issuing parking tickets under city ordinance. Parking tickets can be mailed using the parking ticket self addressed envelope, although a postal stamp is required. Parking tickets can also be paid online or directly at the police department during normal business hours or at City Hall during normal business hours. Normal business hours for the police department are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, except holidays. Normal business hours for City Hall are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, except holidays. 

The police department building has a drop slot where parking tickets can be be placed 24 hours a day. The drop slot is located on the front of the police building west of the entrance door. City Hall also has a drop box which is located at the front of the building, north of the main doors, at 305 N. Clark Street. The drop box is also accessible 24 hours day. 

Tow Enforcement

The police department does routinely tow vehicles violating parking ordinances. The city ordinance for towing improperly parked vehicles is located here:  code 70.06  Impounding Vehicles.

The police department will also tow vehicles during arrest incidents, as evidence in a criminal act, disabled or abandoned vehicles. Vehicles may also be towed for a variety of reasons not stated here.  
For more information about what to do when your vehicle is towed. 

Civil Citations

The police department also issues municipal civil citations for a variety of code infractions. Some of these civil violatoins include prohibited or improper disposal of waste materials, debris, grass or snow on streets, and junk and nuisance violations. 

Civil citations also come with a yellow envelope that can be mailed to City Hall. Again, a postal stamp is required. These civil citations can also be paid at the dropboxes at either the police department or city hall, or can be paid at these locations during normal business hours. 
Pet Registration
Chapter 55 of of the City Code of Ordinances states that residents of Forest City who own an animal, or take ownership of an animal, over six months old shall procure a City dog or cat license from the City Clerk within sixty days of aquiring the pet. Register pets at the Forest City Police Department, 525 N. 4th Street, Forest City.  Proof of rabies vaccination, microchip (if chipped), a pet photo, and proof of spay/neutering (if done) must be provided at the time of registration. Registered pets will receive a registration tag that must be displayed on the collar of the animal.  Registration Form

  • The lifetime fee for a license $60  This fee is reduced by $25 if the animal is spayed or neutered and or /$25 if the animal is microchipped.  
  • If the owner prefers to pay annually, the fee for a license shall be $10.00 for spayed or neutered animal and $20 for an unaltered animal. 
Pet owners are encouraged to read the entire ordinance (Chapter 55) for a full understanding of pet ordnances in Forest City.