The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Short-Term Rental Business Licenses

Effective June 1, 2022, the Village will require that all short-term rental operations in Oak Park be licensed as businesses.

Click here to view the Short-Term Rentals ordinance (Ordinance 21-54)

How to apply

The Village is requiring short-term rental operators to apply for a rental license through the Village View portal at

Click here for instructions on how to register for a portal account.

When applying, please be aware that there are three types of short-term rental licenses:

  1. Owner Occupied/Resident
  2. Non-Owner Occupied/Resident
  3. Non-Owner Occupied/Non-Reisdent

An application fee of $50 is added to all new business license fees, including short-term rental licenses.

Application process

After applying for a license through the Village View portal, a Village property maintenance inspector will contact the short-term rental operator to schedule an inspection of the property. An inspection is required as part of the ordinance.

Upon passing the inspection, a Village of Oak Park short-term rental license will be issued to the short-term rental operator. The license is required to be displayed in the front entrance area of the rental unit.

More information

Questions can be directed to

Click here to view a letter sent to approximately potential short-term rental operators in Oak Park.