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".

Garbage Services Rate Change

Effective May 1, 2024, there is a change in Garbage Services. Our NEW scheduled residential pickup day is every TUESDAY. The service rate increase to $16.00/mo.

E-Billing is Available

Residents who want to sign up for E-Billing, please contact the Village Office

Leaf Burning

It is that time of year again. Yard Waste fires will be limited to burning on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Under no conditions will a fire be allowed to burn or smolder from the period of sundown to sunrise as this time is defined/reported by the National Weather Service. If you choose not to burn, Village employees will pick up bagged leaves, sticks and grass on Thursdays. Thank you for your cooperation.

Golf Carts

New 2024-2025 Stickers are available. New Price of $20.00, contact the office at 815-657-8226  to register.

Village of Forrest 2023 Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report)

Click Here for our 2023 Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report).

Water/Sewer Emergency

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

Dumpster Rentals

The Village of Forrest has 2 cubic yard dumpsters for rental to Forrest Residents living inside city limits. Rental fee is $25.00 per dump minimum and $40.00 per dump minimum for shingles/building projects; contact Lori in the office to fill out the rental agreement.

Village Board Meetings Notice

The Village Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM (unless otherwise noted) 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.

  • January 8, 2024*
  • February 12, 2024*
  • March 11, 2024*
  • April 8, 2024
  • Annual Meeting (date TBD)
  • May 13, 2024
  • June 10, 2024
  • July 8, 2024
  • August 12, 2024
  • September 9, 2024
  • October 14, 2024
  • November 11, 2024
  • December 9, 2024*

*Winter Schedule Meeting Time 6:30 PM for December through March

Annual Meeting will be held in April, usually during the last week in April

About Us

Incorporated 1874

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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