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Schaumburg Rental License

Title 9, Chapter 23.03 of the Village Code states that all leased, commercial or rented property must hold a valid rental license through the Village of Schaumburg. Rental licenses are valid through December 31, and must be renewed annually.  Renewal notices are sent to owners in November.

Owners of rental properties are required to:

Once the residential application, commercial application, association application or apartment application is submitted along with the appropriate fee and the Crime Free Seminar has been attended the rental license will be issued and mailed.  Allow two weeks for processing.

For more information on rental licenses, please contact the Finance Department at 847-923-4532.

Contact the Schaumburg Police Department at 847-348-7320 to schedule a Crime Free Housing Seminary.

Chapter 123:  RENTAL LICENSE, ASSOCIATION LICENSE, AND VACANT BUILDING REGISTRATION


Section
123.01      Definitions
123.02      Rental License Required
123.03      Association License Required
123.04      Vacant Building Registration Required


123.01    Definitions

For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:

Abandoned Building:          A property that is vacant and is under a current notice of default and/or notice of trustee's sale, pending tax assessor's lien sale and/or properties that have been the subject of a foreclosure sale where the title was retained by the beneficiary of a deed of trust involved in the foreclosure and any properties transferred under a deed in lien of foreclosure/sale.

Association License          A license required for homeowners' associations that control and/or maintain common areas and/or common property and any portion of the property, building or structure to another person, business, corporation, or entity for any fixed period of time shall be deemed to be engaged in the business of renting property.

Evidence of Vacancy:     Any conditions that on it sown or combined with other conditions present would lead a reasonable person to believe that the property is vacant.  Such conditions include, but are not limited to, overgrown and/or dead vegetation, accumulation of newspapers, circulars, flyers and/or mail, past due utility notices and/or disconnected utilities, accumulation of junk and/or debris.

Property:     Any unimproved or improved real property or portion thereof, situated in the Village of Schaumburg and includes the buildings or structures located on the property regardless of condition.

Rental License:      A license required for any owner of a building, structure, dwelling or dwelling unit who rents, leases or controls any portion of the property, building or structure to another person, business, corporation, or entity for any fixed period of time.

Unoccupied Building:     A building or portion thereof which lacks the habitual presence of human beings who have legal right to be on the premises.

Vacant Building:     A building or structure that is unoccupied or not legally occupied or is abandoned for more than forty-five (45) days but does not include unoccupied buildings or structures which may be undergoing construction or rehabilitation or have a current building permit.

(Ord. 09-071, passed 6-23-2009)

123.02  Rental License Required

(A)  License Required:    No person shall engage in the business of renting without having obtained a license

(1)  Residential Property:     It shall be unlawful to rent a residential dwelling or  dwelling unit without first obtaining
 a rental license issued by the department of finance for the specific location.

(2)  Non-residential Property:     It shall be unlawful to rent a non-residential building or structure without first obtaining
 a rental license issued by the department of finance for the specific location

(3)  Rooming House:     It shall be unlawful to operate a rooming house or occupy any rooming unit in any rooming house
without first obtaining a rental license issued by the department of finance for the specific location.  This licensing requirement shall not apply to group homes governed by 405 Illinois Compiled Statutes

(B)  Application:     Application for a license hereunder shall be made in writing and shall be processed n accordance with chapter 110 of this title and shall submit the following information in an application provided by the village:

(1)     Name, address, and home and business telephone numbers of the owner of the property and, if property is held
in trust, the name, address, home and business telephone numbers of the beneficiaries and the percentages of ownership of all the beneficiaries of the trust, appropriate corporate or partnership information.  The name, address and phone number of the management company and agent representing an association shall be provided.

(2)     Name, address (no P.O. boxes), business, and home telephone numbers of the owner or agent to be contacted when
 potential violations of municipal ordinances occur.

(3)     Telephone number of the owner or agent to be contacted when an emergency  exists

(4)     An acknowledgement that the agent or owner shall e reasonably accessible to the village and have a telephone number
 which shall be available to the village at any time.  The owner or agent shall have a local office available for  contact in Illinois

(5)     In the event any of the information requested should change, it shall be the obligation of the owner to notify the
village in writing within ten (10) days of the change

(6)     No license shall be issued or renewed unless the owner, condominium, townhouse, or homeowners' association, or
operator agrees in their application to inspection pursuant to this chapter as the village manager may require to determine to whether the location in connection with which such license is ought is in compliance with the applicable provisions of this chapter and with the applicable rules and regulations pursuant thereto.

(C)     License Fee:    The cost of a license shall be as set forth in section 41.01 of this code

(D)     Crime Free Housing Seminar Required for Residential Property Owners:   All persons applying for a rental license for
residential property shall have successfully completed a mandatory crime free housing seminary, administered by the Schaumburg police department, prior t issuance of the license.  The  seminar may be attended after an application has been submitted.  The license will be issued after successful completion of the seminar.

(E)     Rooming Houses:   A rooming house shall comply with other conditions of this code dealing with rooming houses. 
The license must be displayed in a conspicuous place within the rooming house at all times.

(F)    Inspections:     The village manager may require inspections to determine whether the location in connection with which
such license is in compliance with the applicable provisions of this chapter and with the applicable rules and regulations pursuant thereto.  After inspection, no such license shall be issued unless the location is found to meet all applicable requirements of this chapter and applicable rules and regulations pursuant thereto.

Locations that change ownership may be required to be inspected before a new license can be issued.  After inspection, no such license shall be issued unless the location is found to meet all applicable requirements of this chapter and applicable rules and regulations pursuant thereto.

(1)     Whenever, upon inspection of the location, the director of community development or designee finds that conditions
 or practices exist which are in a violation of the provisions of this chapter or of any applicable rules and regulations pursuant thereto, the owner shall be served with notice of each violation  in the manner hereafter provided.  Such notice shall state that unless the violations cited are corrected within reasonable time, the license may be suspended.

(2)     At the end of the time allowed for correction of any violation cited, the director of community development or designee
 shall reinspect the location, and if the reinspection reveals that such conditions have not been corrected, a request to the village manager to suspend the license may be made.

(3)  Any person whose license has been recommended for suspension shall be entitled to an appeal to the village manager
in the manager provided by this title.  Any written request for appeal shall be filed with the village manager within fifteen (15 days following the issuance of the notice.

(4)    If, upon reinspection, the director of community development or designee finds that the location in connection with
 which the notice was issued is now in compliance with this chapter and with the applicable rules and regulations issued pursuant thereto, a recommendation of the reinstatement of the license may be made to the village manager.

(5)   When the director of community development or designee determines  after an initial inspection that additional follow
inspections are necessary for enforcement of this chapter, two (2) additional follow up inspections for noncompliance  shall be granted each license holder without charge.  In the event more than two (2) follow up inspections are needed, the license holder shall be assessed a noncompliance inspection service charge as established in section 41.01 of this code per division/inspection type required to make the reinspection.  Payments must be made in full prior to the license being renewed.  Failure to pay any balance wills serve as grounds to deny further permits or licenses from being issued by the village.

(Ord. 09-071, passed 60-23-2009)

123.03  Association License Required

(A)  Residential Association required to Obtain an Association License:     It shall be unlawful for a condominium, townhouse
or homeowners' association to operate within the village without first obtaining an association license issued by the department of finance for the specific location.

(B)     Submit a List of Rental Dwelling Units Annually:     A current list of individual rental dwelling unit owners within the
property shall be provided annually to the department of finance by the association.  The list  shall include the address of each rental  dwelling unit and the name and address of the owner or person in control of each rental dwelling unit.

(C)  Requirements:     Residential associations shall comply with all requirements of subsections 12302(B), (C) and (F)
of this chapter

(Ord. 09-071, passed 6-23-2009)


123.04  Vacant Building Registration Required

(A)  Registration:     All vacant buildings and abandoned buildings shall be registered with the Village of Schaumburg finance
 department water billing division.  The registration shall contain the  owner's name and in the case of a corporation or out of area beneficiary / trustee, the local agent responsible for the security, maintenance, and marketing for the property.

Properties subject tot his chapter shall remain under registration, security and maintenance standards of this section as long as they remain vacant.  Any person, firm or corporation that has registered a property under this chapter must report any changes of registration within ten (10) days of the change.

(1)     The owner of a building who knows, or from all the facts and circumstance should know, that his or her building is
 or has become a vacant building after the effective date  hereof shall take action to have the building registered with the village within fifteen (15) days.

(2)  Owners of  vacant buildings and mortgage lenders who acquire title to unoccupied buildings shall be required to register
 same with the village within fifteen (15) days after either the date of notice from the village or occurrence of the facts which would cause a reasonable person to believe the building was a vacant building.  The obligation to register buildings shall extend to mortgage lenders that have obtained title to unoccupied buildings through a mortgage foreclosure action.

(B)    Maintenance:     The property owner or their designee shall perform inspections of the property and maintain the property and all structures in conformance with all applicable requirements of this chapter and applicable rules and restrictions pursuant thereto including, but not limited to, the following items:

(1)  Interior:     All interior structures shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition.  Special attention shall be made to the utilities and if applicable, sump pumps and other related devices shall be kept operational.  Winterizing the structures shall be completed as necessary.

(2)  Exterior:     All exterior structures and property shall be maintained and be kept free of items that give the appearance that the property is abandoned, including items that are considered evidence of vacancy.

(3)  Address:     Numeric address numbers shall be posted on the structure and shall be in compliance with title 9, chapter 93, of this code.

(4)  Pools and Spas:     Swimming pools and spas shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and in good repair at all times.  No pool or spa shall become a mosquito breeding area.  Pools and spas shall be maintained completely void of water or shall be completely covered with a well maintained tight-fitting cover to avoid water retention.  The disposal or discharge of pool waste water must be accomplished in such a way that nuisance or damage to other property is avoided.  Properties with pools or spas must  comply with the minimum security fencing requirements and title 9, chapters 100 and 102 of this code.

(C)  Security and Monitoring of the Property:     The owner shall properly secure and monitor the property.  When access to or
 within a structure is restricted because of secured openings, a key box may be required as  determined by the village fire code official.  When required, the key box shall be in compliance with title 15, chapter 153 of this code.

(D)  Obligations of Owners:     Adherence to this section does not relieve the beneficiary / trustee or property owner of any
obligations set forth in any convents, conditions and restrictions and/or homeowners' association rules and regulations which may apply to the property.

(Ord. 09-071, passed 6-23-2009)