GARBAGE UPDATE: You can set out garbage for the normal Monday pickup. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

REMEMBER: Garbage is to be placed in bags and or garbage cans.

We are currently taking reservations for the pavilions, but this could change depending on COVID.


Election Day for Consolidated Election: April 6, 2021

Forrest Residents Polling Place: 323 S Williams St, Forrest Village Hall

New Meters

Village is installing new meters. In order to make sure you are on the list you must UPDATE your phone number with the office at 815-657-8226 .

It is important so the village employees can schedule a time to install the new meter.

Forrest Town Wide Spring 2021 Garage Sales

Friday April 16th, 8am-5pm
Saturday April 17th 8am-12pm

Contact Phyllis Bellot at 815-657-8774  or Peg Vaughan 815-657-8650  to sign up. Sign up deadline and the list is due by April 8th.

The Forrest American Legion Auxiliary thanks you for your continued support.

Please advertise with us!

Water/Sewer Emergency

In case of water/sewer emergency, please contact Bryan Bell at 815-878-0240 

Web Bill Pay & Debit/Credit Card Payments

We accept web bill pay as well as debit/credit card payments. Come into the office to pay your bill or go online. There is a minimum fee to use this service. , Use Pay Location Code # a000za. *As of Jan 2021, this is a new payment service, but the pay location code remains the same; enter it into "What are you paying and where?" and click on "Get Started".

Dumpster Rentals

The Village of Forrest has 2 cubic yard dumpsters for rental to Forrest Residents living inside city limits. Rental fee is $20.00 per dump minimum and $35.00 per dump minimum for shingles/building projects; contact Lori in the office to fill out the rental agreement.

Golf Carts

Register your golf carts during Village office hours Monday–Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. You will need to bring golf cart and proof of insurance with you.

Village Board Meetings Notice

The Village Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 323 S Williams St (Old Catholic Church). Meeting dates are posted at the Village office, the Community Board at the Library and the Post Office. Upcoming dates:

  • 05/16/2020
  • 06/08/2020
  • 07/13/2020
  • 08/10/2020
  • 09/14/2020
  • 10/12/2020
  • 11/09/2020
  • 12/14/2020
  • 1/11/2021
  • 2/8/2021
  • 3/8/2021
  • 4/12/2021
  • Annual 2021 Meeting TBA

Village of Forrest 2019 Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report)

Click Here for our 2019 Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report).

About Us

Incorporated 1890

The Village of Forrest, Illinois is located at the junction of US Route 24 and Illinois Route 47. Forrest was named in honor of a Mr. Forrest of New York City, the business partner of Mr. Frost, President of the T.P.W. Railroad at the time of incorporation in 1890.

Our Mission

Village of Forrest is to be committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing our unique rural community, character, values, and quality of life. It’s sound fiscal management, attention to improving our resident’s property values and providing the community with excellent services, safety, and recreational needs shall be our guiding principles.

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