City of Evanston Permits and Forms

Pet-Related Forms

  • Pet License - By City Ordinance, all dogs and cats are required to have pet licenses.
  • Pooch Park Application - Pooch Park is a 2.7 acre park that is an off-leash fenced dog recreational facility jointly operated by the City of Evanston and Skokie Park District.
  • Dog Beach Information - Evanston's Dog Beach is located just north of the Church Street launch facility, where Church Street meets the lake. Admission is restricted to dog owners or handlers with a dog beach pass. Follow the link to learn how to purchase a pass.

House, Apartment, Garage, & Yard Sale Application

House, apartment, garage or yard sales are permitted only in residential zoning districts (R1R6). Residents may have up to three (3) such sales within a 12 month period. [Zoning Ordinance: 6483(A)1]

Block Party Application

The allowable dates for block parties in Evanston are May 1st through September 30th.

Fire Ring Permits

Alarm Permit

If you have a burglar or fire alarm system, the City of Evanston requires the purchase of an Alarm Permit that must be renewed annually.