Rental Property Registration

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orchard lakesThe City of Wood Dale requires all residential rental units to be registered with the City and pass an annual life safety inspection. As of 2018, there are approximately 950 rental units within the City limits including apartments, townhomes, and single-family residences.

Landlords/property owners must submit a Rental Registration Application and Rental Unit Schedule and Fee Calculation along with a Rental Inspection Consent Form to allow the City's Code Official to enter the unit. The annual registration fee is $150.00 per single-family residential property and, for multi-family buildings, the fee is $150.00 per building plus an additional $50.00 for each unit within the building in excess of one.  Once a completed application (including the Rental Unit Schedule and Fee Calculation) has been submitted and payment has been made, the owner must contact the Community Development Department to schedule an inspection. The Community Development Department staff can be reached at 630-766-5133, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or via  email at

Property Owner/Agent and Tenant may also submit the Rental Registration Form and Rental Inspection Consent Form online, the following links will re-direct you to the online forms. If submitting Online Registration & Consent Form, please submit Fee Payment via mail to: 404 N. Wood Dale Rd. Wood Dale, IL  60191 Attn: Community Development Department - Rental Registration.

During the inspection, the City Code Official will identify problems and concerns beginning with life safety issues.  The Code Official has a checklist of items that need to be verified for compliance (such as verifying that smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are operational). If any items on the checklist are found to be deficient, the property owner will be required to bring the property into compliance with all applicable codes.  A re-inspection will then be scheduled by the Code Official. Once the property is in compliance, a rental registration certificate will be issued to the owner.

It is recommended that the Property Owner/Agent review the Pre-Inspection Guide for Landlords prior to the inspection.

City of Wood Dale's regulations and ordinances regarding Residential Rental Property can be found in the City of Wood Dale Municipal Code Chapter 6 Article XVI. To access the Municipal Code, please click here.


Application Processing

In order for your application to be complete, payment is required.

Registration Renewal Fees can be paid by credit card online at, by mail or in person at City Hall.  Online payments must include your rental registration number and address of the rental property.  Fees paid by credit card will incur a $1.00 fee.  The fees are as follows:

  • Single Family (one unit) = $150.00
  • Multiple Family (more than one unit) = see the Rental Unit Schedule and Fee Calculation Sheet (note that each building must have a separate fee calculation sheet).  For questions about the fee for the registration, contact the Community Development Department at (630) 766-5133.

If paying by check, make payable to City of Wood Dale and mail to:
Wood Dale Community Development
Attn:  Rental Registration
404 N Wood Dale Rd
Wood Dale, IL 60191

For in-person payments, City Hall hours are from 8:30am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday.  Note that City Hall is closed at 12:30pm on December 24th and 31st.  Payments can be put in the payment drop box outside City Hall after hours, provided that the payment is in a sealed envelope and addressed to Community Development, Attn: Rental Registration.

Be advised that a $100.00 late fee will apply for any registrations received after December 31st.  New registrations that have allowed a tenant to occupy a rental unit without having passed an inspection will incur a $250.00 penalty fee in accordance with the Master Fee Schedule.

Questions about the Rental Registration process can be directed to Community Development at (630) 766-5133 or

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