Rules & Regulations
Some governmental organizations have created and published rules or regulations regarding geocaching.

We've assembled a list of the land managers; states and county forest preserve districts in the vicinity of Chicago Illinois with links
to their wet sites as well as to their rules and regulations if they have any published regarding geocaching or letterboxing.

If you're aware of changes to existing rules, or a city or county within the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan or Wisconsin
which has geocaching and/or letterboxing rules or regulations please let us know by email to mike@gogeocaching.com
State of Illinois
Illinois Department of Natural Resources has geocaching rules, contact the local land manager.
IDNR web site.
Maps and Historical Aerial Photos and more.
Cook County
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County does not have any official rules or regulations regarding
geocaching within their properties. However the Village of Algonquin does have rules.

FPDCC web site.
Champaign County
Check out the rules for Champaign County Forest Preserve Districts HERE.
Dupage County
On the Forest Preserve District of Dupage County property caches must be pre-approved within
DuPage FPD land. They require that you use their maps to show where the cache will be placed and
that you meet with the Division Manager to show them the geocache and where you wish to place it.
Dupage hosts a variety of geocaching related events. See their rules for more details.      

Contact
Visitor Services at (630) 933-7248
For More Information email: geocache@dupageforest.org.

General Contact - Dave Andrusyk email: dandrusyk@dupageforest.com or phone (630) 850-8113      

FPDDC web site.
RULES
APPLICATION                 
MAPS - See contacts above
Kane County
For the Forest Preserve District of Kane County  caches must be pre-approved within Kane FPD
land. They require using their maps to show where the cache will be placed and the cache owner
must visit the cache every 60 days and report on its condition. Kane only allows caches in a limited
number of parks. See their rules for further details.       

Contacts:
Director - Mike Holan  email: geocache@keneforest.com or phone (630) 232-5980         
FPDKC web site and a link to their RULES

Algonquin Village of RULES
Lake County
The Forest Preserve District of Lake County does not have any official rules or regulations regarding
geocaching on their lands.

LCFPD web site.
McHenry County
In the McHenry County Conservation District  geocaches and letterboxes must be pre-approved by the district.  They
also require annual permit renewals at no charge. McHenry sponsors Geocaching events (Rallys), they've even
minted their own geocaching CITO event coin. See their rules and  procedures for further details.          

Contacts:
Contact their main office by email: geocache@mccdistrict.org or by phone at 815-338-6223         

MCCD web site.
Procedures, Rules and Trail Maps

Algonquin, Village of RULES
Will County
Within the Forest Preserve District of Will County  caches must be preapproved, permits issued for a period of time,
typically one year
. Visit their web site for additional information.          

Contacts:
Call 815-727-8700 for more information         

FPDWC web site.
RULES
APPLICATION
Winnebago County
Within the Forest Preserve District of Winnebago County caches must be preapproved and there is a fee to be paid.
See their web site for more details.     

Contacts:
Call 815-727-8700 for more information         

WCFPD
web site
WCFPD RULES
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