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 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Residential Rental License?
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Who's Listening?

Kelly Purvis

Deputy Director of Community Development
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday