Landlord Responsibilities

The Village of Riverside's Municipal Code requires a certain level of tenant service, including but not limited to, providing adequate heat, maintaining the property and paying applicable water service charges.

Minimum Heat Requirements

The Village of Riverside requires that all owners of rental properties furnish heat to such facilities from September 15th of each year to June 1st of the succeeding year (Ordinance 2270, dated January 18, 1999). The required minimum temperatures are as follows:
  • 65 degrees at 7:30 a.m.
  • 68 degrees from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • 63 degrees from 10:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.


Any owner who fails to furnish heat as provided shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine plus court costs. Each and every day that the owner is in violation of these requirements shall constitute a separate offense.
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