Rental Unit Standards & Neighborhood Integrity

The Village of Skokie values its rental properties as a key component of vibrant and functional neighborhood life. The Village Board approved the Residential Rental Unit Standards and Neighborhood Integrity Initiative and ordinance in early 2014 to help protect and strengthen this environment.


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.

Additional Staff

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.

Key Components

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.