How to obtain a Rental License

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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 completed signed application along with 
        licensing fee payment (See Fee Schedule, 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 Addendum.

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.


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.


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