Rental Licensing

The Village of Wheeling requires all residential properties to be licensed. The purpose for the licensing and inspection of rental residential property is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Village. This ordinance protects the public health and safety by insuring that rental units comply with the minimum housing standards, along with maintaining and improving the character and stability of residential areas. It will also correct and prevent housing conditions that adversely affect, or are likely to affect, the life, safety, health, and general welfare of persons occupying the dwellings.  The Village of Wheeling also seeks to eliminate overcrowding of dwellings by requiring compliance with established occupancy standards.

Obtaining a License


All owners of rental property in the Village of Wheeling must obtain a license. There are applications available for:
  • Single-family buildings
  • Individual condominium
  • Townhouse
  • Apartment buildings
  • Duplexes
  • Multi-unit ownership
Before any rental inspection may proceed, the Village of Wheeling requires a consent form be signed by the dwelling occupant and returned to the Community Development Department.