2018 Permit Sales Begin Dec. 1

News Release

2018 Permits for Off-Leash Dog Areas, Boating and Model Crafts Go on Sale Dec. 1

Purchase Online or Through Visitor Services at Wheaton Headquarters

(Nov. 9, 2017) — Starting Dec. 1, visitors can purchase Forest Preserve District of DuPage County 2018 permits for off-leash dog areas, private boats and model crafts online at dupageforest.org 24/7 or through Visitor Services at 3S580 Naperville Road in Wheaton weekdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Back by popular demand, off-leash dog area permit holders will again receive plastic permit cards. The District will also send out plastic permit cards for model crafts and vinyl decals for private boats. People who purchased permits in 2017 will receive reminders with instructions on how to renew.
To purchase permits online, click the green "Purchase Permit" button or follow the instructions:
Purchase Permit

1. Visit dupageforest.org and click on “Registration & Permits” in the top right corner of homepage.

3. Scroll to find the permit you need and click “Add to Cart."

4. Log into your account or create a new one if you don’t have one.

5. Use your receipt as a temporary permit until your permanent one arrives in the mail.

“Dog owners told us they preferred the plastic permit cards, so we’re bringing them back,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for patrons to get permits and sign up for our fun programs,” said Forest Preserve District Commissioner Marsha Murphy, District 1.

Customers who wish to purchase permits through Visitor Services can save time by downloading and printing applications in advance at dupageforest.org under “Things to Do,” “Get Outdoors” and “Permits and Fees.” For more information, call 630-933-7248.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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