Multi Dwelling Registration

Any building that has more than four residential units including condominiums (NEWLY ADOPTED AS OF 2015 SEC102-105.3-4) that also have four or more units in the building must register the building with the Cook County Department of Building and Zoning

The initial registration fee is $105. Every year the registration must be renewed and the fee is $52.50. The registration fee cannot be prorated and is nonrefundable. If there is any gap in registration for more than one year, the renewal fee will revert to $105. If there is a change in ownership for the property, the new owner must submit a new registration and $105 initial registration fee within 45 days of taking ownership.

102-105.4-3a8b3a

(a) Periodic Inspection of Buildings

(i) The Building Commissioner and his assistants shall make an annual inspection of all buildings, structures, and uses for which a certificate of compliance (occupancy) or business license has been issued; except single-family dwellings. It shall be the duty of every owner, agent, lessee, or occupant of any such building and of the person in charge or control of same to permit the making of such annual inspection by the Building Commissioner or by a duly authorized building inspector at any reasonable time upon demand being duly made.

Residential Rental License

ON JUNE 29TH 2016, THE Cook County Board Of Commissioners passed the Rental Dwelling Ordinance which requires the owners of the multi-unit buildings of four (4) or more units to obtain a Residential Rental License EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1ST 2017.

RESIDENTIAL RENTAL LICENSES ORDINANCE

Please submit the application to the Department of Building and Zoning, 69 W. Washington St, Rm 2830, Chicago, IL 60602, by January 1, 2017. The application can also be sent via email to rentaldwellinglicense.bnz@cookcountyil.gov

An invoice will be mailed to you during the year and the licence will be issued after payment is received.