Rental License Information

Advantages of Licensing Rentals

Licensing of rental residential property protects Niles residents. A rental license helps assure renters and those charged with protecting the village that the licensed home or apartment has met minimum housing standards.

This program provides landlords with consistent enforcement of codes of properties in stable neighborhoods. The process protects the character and stability of residential areas, prevents overcrowding, and improves property values throughout Niles. This program was established for and by citizens through their elected officials.

Applying for a Rental License

Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation operating, maintaining, or offering rental property in the Village of Niles needs to apply for a license. A license is required for all rental residential properties. It is unlawful for a person to occupy a residential rental property that is not licensed.

Licenses are not transferable when a property is sold. A new property owner has 30 days from the date of closing to apply for a new rental license. To apply for a license, complete an application and mail it or drop it off at Village Hall.

Renewing Rental Property Licenses

When the renewal fee is paid, a property will then be scheduled for an inspection. An inspection letter with the date and time of your inspection will be mailed to the homeowner's address, as well as the property manager's address (if there is one on file).

All properties are given a one year license. If your property passes the initial inspection without any violations and the landlord training class requirement has been fulfilled, the property will then be given a two year license extension, thus making it a three year license. You will not receive a second rental license with the updated date.