Residential Rental

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


The Village is now accepting license renewal applications for 2024. If you have an existing rental property in Buffalo Grove, please complete the 2024 Residential Rental License Application and return it with the required fee prior to December 31, 2023

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

  • The rental program is completely administered by email.  Please make sure the email address on file with the Village is correct to receive important correspondence about your rental property. 
  • Rental properties must receive a license annually. Rental licensing is a three step process:
    • An application with current owner, responsible party, and renter information must be submitted prior to January 1st each year. Applications can be sent to, or through regular mail.
    • An application fee of $85.00 must be submitted prior to January 1st each year. Payments can be made online at
    • A rental inspection must be conducted every year, or every other year, depending upon the number of violations received during the prior inspection (3 violations or less on a prior inspection will allow you to skip a year of inspections). Please call the building division to schedule your inspection at (847)459-2530.

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Kelly Purvis

Deputy Director of Community Development
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