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.

  1. Fill out, sign and submit a Residential Dwelling License Application (PDF). 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) 359-9042. Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  3. Register for and attend a Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) seminar and adopt and enforce a Crime Free Lease Addendum (PDF).

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. It is the property owners responsibility to renew the license each year.