Residential Rental

The Residential Rental Licensing helps maintain a high standard of living and protect our community.


The Village is now accepting license renewal applications for 2021. If you have an existing rental property in Buffalo Grove, please complete the 2021 Residential Rental License Application and return it with the required fee prior to December 31, 2020. 

Please read page 2 of the application carefully as there have been many changes to the program!

On November 2, 2020, the Village Board approved two ordinances that updated the rental inspection structure as well as the fee structure. You can view the ordinances here:

  • Ordinance 2020-89: Amending Chapter 15.36 Residential Rental Housing Program
  • Ordinance 2020-90: Amending Chapter 1.16 Fee Schedule Program as it Relates to the Rental Program

Inspections: The Village will contact you regarding inspections for the 2021 license year. You may be required to schedule an inspection in 2021 if either:

  • An approved inspection did not take place in 2020.
  • The inspection in 2020 found four or more violations.

Frequently Asked Questions

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