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 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.
In an effort to provide effective tools for landlords, the Village provides trained staff from the Skokie Police Department and the Building, Zoning & Property Standards Division in a coordinated approach to marshal Village resources for the benefit of neighborhoods.
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 Building, Zoning & Property Standards Division at 847/933-8224.
The following key components of the ordinance will be implemented:
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 Building, Zoning & Property Standards Division and any and all identified code violations have been corrected.