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Off-Leash Dog Areas

Off-Leash Dog Area Daily Permits | Pay by Phone


No need for cash | Pay on the go | Secure payment

When visiting our Off-Leash Dog Areas you have the option to purchase a daily permit using your mobile phone. By calling, downloading the app, or visiting the website, Passport Parking makes it easy to purchase a daily permit.

A daily permit allows you and your canine companion one day's access to all five Off-Leash Dog Areas.

Daily Permit Fee

  • $15 per dog (up to 3), Lake County residents
  • $30 per dog (up to 3), nonresidents

Pay by App

Download the Passport Parking application in the App Store or Google Play Store.

app-store     play-store

Pay by Web


Pay by Phone

No smartphone? Dial 708-716-0716 and follow the prompts.


  • Sign up for a new account or log into your existing account. If creating a new account, you will need to complete a short verification process and selecet a PIN.
  • Enter the "zone" number for your location. Daily permits allow you and your canine companion one day's access to all five Off-Leash Dog Areas.

Zone Numbers

Location Lake County Residents    Nonresidents  
Duck Farm Off-Leash Dog Area       84701 84705
Independence Grove Off-Leash Dog Area     84702 84706
Lakewood Off-Leash Dog Area 84703 84707
Prairie Wolf Off-Leash Dog Area 84704 84708
Waukegan Savanna Off-Leash Dog Area 84709 84710

  • Add vehicle information. License plate number of the car that will visit the Off-Leash Dog Area is required.
  • Add payment information. Credit or debit card required. Please note: a 25 cent convenience fee will be added to all purchases made via Passport Parking.
  • Confirm your information to complete your purchase. There is no need to display a receipt in your windshield.

By purchasing a permit, you are agreeing to abide by all restrictions and rules.

Having Trouble?

  • Contact our Public Safety Office at 847-968-3404, 6:30 am–3 pm, weekdays. Evening and weekends, call 847-549-5200 and ask to speak to a Lake County Forest Preserve Ranger.