Municipal Code of Chicago
gives residential renters
powerful rights. Here
are selections from the Code that govern
condo, apartment, and house
rentals in the City of Chicago.
Buildings & Construction
CHAPTER 13-4 -
CHAPTER 13-10 -
REGISTRATION OF MULTIPLE DWELLINGS
CHAPTER 13-56 -
CLASSIFICATION OF BUILDINGS BY OCCUPANCY
CHAPTER 13-164 -
SECURITY DEVICES IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 13-196 -
EXISTING BUILDINGS – MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
CHICAGO RENTAL LAW
Chicago Residential Landlord & Tenant Ordinance
(RLTO) provides the most powerful remedies for
in Chicago, but
other selected chapters from the
Code are also important. Even
renters should be aware that
Illinois state law and
United States federal law provide remedies that
supplement many of the Chicago rules - even if the
renter is not protected by the RLTO.
Click on any of the Code sections to the left for
the provisions in each Chapter.
This website does not purport to give an exhaustive
list of all rules and regulations applicable to
Chicago rental housing.
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website is not legal advice, and makes no guarantee of
providing an accurate or up-to-date version
the Code sections set forth herein. The City
Council can amend the code at any time without notice.