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.

Click here to view the list of items inspected during the inspection.

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.