Proposed Multi-Unit Licensing Program
The Village of Skokie is considering initiating a multi-unit rental licensing program. Within the Village there are approximately 1,200 multi-unit buildings providing 5,000 units of rental housing. The Village is pursuing licensing as a proactive and preventative initiative to strengthen the communication and partnership between landlords/tenants and the Village. Licensing of multi-unit buildings is gaining popularity in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The Village's Public Safety Commission hosted two public hearings on April 18 and May 14, 2012 regarding the proposal. Following the public hearings and the Commission's deliberations the Commission endorsed the proposed multi-unit rental licensing program. Click here for the Public Safety Commission Report.
The Village Board voted to concur with the proposal at their regularly scheduled meeting on July 16, 2012 and the proposal was converted to an ordinance. The Village Board considered the ordinance and amended it at the September 4, 2012 Board meeting. In addition, the Village Board deferred the proposed rental licensing program to a date uncertain. Click here for the Ordinance.
In addition, an interim Landlord - Resident Advisory Committee was formed to further consider the proposal and see if common ground can be found. Village Trustee and Chairman of the Committee presented the Committee's report to the Village Board at the February 19, 2013 Village Board Meeting. Click here for the presentation and click here for a copy of the report. At a future meeting, the Board will once again invite public comments on the subject.
If you have any questions, please contact John Lockerby, Assistant Village Manager, at 847/933-8210 or at email@example.com.