Rental Unit Standards & Neighborhood Integrity
Within the Village there are approximately 1,200 multi-unit buildings providing 5,000 units of rental housing.
Single Family Homes
There also are approximately 1,500 single family homes, duplexes and townhouses that are rented throughout the Village. The Village recognizes that landlords are critical components of the neighborhoods throughout the community.
In an effort to provide effective tools for landlords, the Village will provide additional trained staff from the Skokie Police Department and the Property Standards Division in a coordinated approach to marshal all Village resources for the benefit of neighborhoods.
Starting late April and May 1 the following key components of the ordinance will be implemented
The Village is looking forward to the implementation of the Residential Rental Unit Standards and Neighborhood Integrity Initiative that will strengthen neighborhoods and the relationship with property owners/operators. For more information on the program or to obtain necessary applications please contact the Property Standards Division at 847-933-8224 or by going to the Village website.
Starting May 1 the Village will offer a voluntary Certified Owner Program.
An important element of the new ordinance is the crime free provisions.
View Registration Forms, Informational Brochures, and Ordinance and Crime Free Lease Information.
Starting May 1st Village Transfer Stamps will not be issued by the Village Clerk’s Office for the sale of any multi-unit rental building or single family house, duplex or townhouse used as a residential rental unit until an inspection is performed by the Property Standards Division and any and all identified code violations have been corrected.
The owner or operator of a rental unit applying for registration must successfully complete the Village Residential Rental Property Landlord Seminar.
The ordinance requires that every residential rental unit must be registered prior to being offered for rent.