License & Inspection Requirements
The Rolling Meadows City Council passed Ordinance 03-34 and Ordinance 08-57 regarding rental dwellings. The regulations require all single family homes (attached and detached), condominiums, and apartments to be licensed and inspected by the Community Development Department. The ordinance was enacted to assure continued maintenance of the rental housing in the community.
Rental Dwelling Unit Definition
A dwelling unit occupied or available for occupancy by 1 or more persons, other than the owner of record, under a rental agreement, implied or written, with or without compensation, whether the rental dwelling be a multiple dwelling, single family detached, single family attached or single family semi-detached.
The rental license program runs from June 1 to May 31 of each year.