The Administration Department is responsible for executing City Council action, encouraging development, ensuring positive communications, and maintaining a strong park system.
The Building Inspections Division of the Fire Department is responsible for the application and enforcement of the building code and related ordinances regulating commercial and residential construction, alterations and the use of buildings within the city.
The Finance Department is responsible for maintaining accounting records and internal auditing for all City operations, processing of accounts payable and receivable, utility billing, debt service, risk management, payroll function, and preparation of the annual city budget.
The Forest Lake Public Works is an integral link in the function of the City and is dedicated to operating, maintaining, and improving its infrastructure.
The Police Department provides law enforcement and public safety services for residents, including traffic control, crime investigation, documentation, and prevention.
The mission of the Forest Lake Fire Department is to provide our protection area with a well trained professional organization, and to prevent or safely minimize the loss of life and property in fire and other emergencies at the highest level possible within the resources available.
The Forest Lake Park and Recreation Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of the parks and trails system.
The Zoning Administrator coordinates all facets of City planning, including site plan review, conditional use permits, subdivisions, variances, planned unit developments, and related zoning items.