How to obtain a Rental License
APPLYING FOR A RESIDENTIAL RENTAL DWELLING LICENSE
The owner of a rental property is responsible for applying for the Rental Dwelling License.
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1.) Fill out, sign and submit a Residential Dwelling License Application
. Submit the complete, signed application, along with
licensing fee payment
(See Chapter 10, Article IV) to our office.
- We do not accept faxed or emailed applications. Payment must accompany application.
- If property is owned by a firm, corporation, LLC or partnership, names of individual members must be listed.
- If a property is under a trust, name of trustee must be listed as well as name of trust.
- If a property manager will be present for inspection or Crime Free Multi-Housing seminar, that individual must be listed as a designated agent and must sign the same application.
- Applications missing signature(s) of owner(s) or agent(s) are not accepted and will be destroyed.
2.) Schedule an inspection
of the rental property by calling 847-202-6673. Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3.) Register for and attend
aCrime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) seminar
and adopt and enforce a Crime Free Lease Addedum
When the inspection is approved, and the owner/agent has become certified in the Crime Free Multi-Housing program, the Rental Dwelling License is approved. The License expires one year from the date of application.
RENEWING A RENTAL DWELLING LICENSE
The Rental Dwelling License must be renewed each year for as long as you operate a rental. Approximately 60 days prior to your expiration date, you will receive a letter from our office outlining the steps required to renew your license.