All residential rental units must be licensed and inspected annually in order to provide contact information and ensure compliance with property maintenance codes. Apartment complexes are not included in this program since they are subject to a separate license process that has existed for years. The Village follows the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), with local amendments.
The residential rental license and inspection program is intended to ensure the owner of a rental unit maintains the interior and exterior of the unit and property in compliance with the Village’s adopted property maintenance codes.
It is the property owner’s responsibility to obtain the license and inspections.
Residential rental license renewal notifications for the 2020 year will be mailed in November.
All renewal payments will be due by mid-January (exact deadline will be specified on the renewal letter).
Payments received after the due date will be assessed a penalty equal to 25 percent of the license fee, and an additional 25 percent penalty will be assessed for each additional 30 days after the due date. Failure to renew a rental license may also result in the issuance of citations and/or other legal action.
ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION: (Your license will not show a balance until the notifications have been sent)
Payments can be made in person, by mail, or online by clicking the link below:
Residential Rental License Reference Documents
Residential Rental Property License Application
Inspection Overview (interior/exterior)
Inspection Overview (interior only)
MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 8-13 - Requirements for the License and Inspection Program
Local Amendments to the IPMC
The registration fee for the rental license is due annually, based on the calendar year. The license fee is $150 per unit, per year. A fee of $75 is applicable for units that are located within a multi-family building where the common areas of the building and exterior property are already inspected under a separate Village license (Steeple Hill, Highland Crossing, Huntington Grove, Moon Lake Village, Hilldale). If you own more than one unit, you must obtain a license and pay a fee for each individual unit.
An owner’s representative should be on-site 15 minutes prior to the scheduled inspection time, and a typical inspection will be completed in less than one hour. If the inspection reveals code violations at the rental property, reasonable time will be given to correct all violations and a reinspection will be required (subject to an additional fee). The compliance time will depend on the nature of the violation. Serious life safety violations, such as inoperable smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, will require immediate correction. After the final inspection is approved verifying there are no code violations, the Village will issue a formal license to the owner of the property. This license is valid until December 31, at which time it must be renewed if the property will continue to be rented.
If you have any questions regarding this program please contact:
847/781-2650 or firstname.lastname@example.org