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Photographer Permits

Optoutside_PhotoAll professional photographers who provide photography services in exchange for payment are required to become a licensed vendor if they wish to use the forest preserves as a setting for paid photo shoots of any kind. 

Become a Licensed Vendor

To become a licensed vendor, please download and complete the Vendor Permit Application. Annual or single use permits can be purchased. Return completed applications with payment to:

Attn: Photographer Vendor Permit
19808 West Grand Avenue
Lindenhurst, IL 60046

Vendor permits are good for the current calendar year only, and must be renewed in order for the business to remain an approved licensed vendor. We encourage you to renew your permit for the following calendar year prior to October, when picnic shelter permits go on sale for the following year. 

If you have any questions about the vendor licensing process, please call 847-968-3404 or email

View List of Approved Vendors