City of Evanston Ordinance 42-O-08 requires the annual registration of residential rental property. The ordinance specifically applies to all rental single family homes, rental condominiums and all multifamily rental buildings.
Rental Registration Form (printable form)
Pay for rental registration at http://www.cityofevanston.org/payrentalreg.
If you are an owner who resides in a single family home for which you received a registration statement and invoice, please return your Annual Rental Registration form with the Owner Information section completed. Please include a copy of your most recent water utility bill. We will then verify the information you provide and change our records accordingly.
If you own a two dwelling unit building that is currently being utilized as a single family home or where each unit is owned and occupied separately as an individual residence, please download the Affidavit of Occupancy for Rental Registration Exemption form from this link. Please complete the affidavit and the Annual Rental Registration form with the Owner Information section completed. The affidavit can also be completed and submitted online. Go to: http://cityofevanston.org/affidavit-of-occupancy.
If you are an owner that resides in one of the units that is scheduled for inspection and would like to exempt your owner occupied unit from the inspection, please fill out this form Affidavit for Scheduled Inspection Exemption, and either mail it to our office at the City of Evanston - Health & Human Services Department, 2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, fax it to 847-448-8133, or fill out and submit online Affidavit of Occupancy , or hand it in to the inspector at the time of the inspection and your unit will be exempt from inspection. All other units, common areas and the exterior will be subject to inspection regardless of occupancy, or whether you collect rental payments from said occupants.
For additional information go to: Property Maintenance Routine Inspection Process
RENT Evanston is a new City initiative to empower and connect landlords, property owners, and property managers in our city. RENT stands for Rental Empowerment, Networking, and Training. In addition to quarterly newsletters, the City will hold quarterly training sessions and discussions on topics relevant to property management and ownership. Mark your calendars for our 2017 RENT Evanston sessions:
Tuesday, May 23
Session 1: Preparing for Property Standards Inspections
Session 2: Landlord and Tenant Rights
Tuesday, August 29
Session 1: Fair Housing
Tuesday, November 7
Session 1: Pest Elimination, Rats, and Lead
Session 2: Healthy Homes
All RENT Evanston sessions are free to attend and will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Morton Civic Center's Parasol Room (4th floor), 2100 Ridge Ave.
Join us in this new initiative to protect investments and property values, and to help make Evanston a more livable city!
After Hours Communication
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