Rental Registration Program
In 2021, the Riverside Village Board approved a Multi-Family Residential Rental Registry Ordinance. The purpose of this program is to help protect residents and property owners from undesirable and adverse effects generated by the presence of substandard, unsafe and/or non-code compliant rental housing properties. The program also helps the village, property owners and managers, and tenants effectively and efficiently communicate important or urgent information.
The program involves a simple registration of each building and unit, and a scheduled inspection of each rental unit over the course of a three year period. This means that one time, every three years, each rented unit will have an inspection performed to make sure that Riverside residents live in safe, quality housing and that property owners are alerted to potential property risk.
Rental Unit Registration
- Property owners must register each building used as a rental property by January 31, 2022.
- Registration applies to all dwellings in the Village of Riverside containing three (3) or more residential rental units and they must be registered in order to have tenants.
- See Registration FAQ for more information. (PDF)
Register A Property
The Online Registration Form is now available and properties must register prior to January 31, 2022. Please use the online form below to register each rental property. Upon confirmation that the submitted information is complete, staff will send the registration invoice. After properties are registered, inspections will be scheduled.
Schedule a Property Inspection
Once a property is registered, it is time to schedule rented unit inspections. In the first round of inspections (2022-2024), properties either schedule an inspection that will be conducted by the Village of Riverside, or those without any property violation in the last year can hire a third-party, professionally licensed inspector to conduct the inspection using the Village's inspection checklist and certify that inspected units meet required standards.
- See Inspections FAQ for more information. (PDF)
- See example inspection checklist. (PDF)
Note: The required official inspection checklist will be provided when inspections are scheduled. Although this example is provided to offer a fairly comprehensive list of inspection requirements, it may not include every requirement. Please ensure the official inspection list is used for compliance.
Searching for properties compliant with the Rental Registration Program
When initial registration is complete, the village plans to make a list of registered property addresses available to the public and prospective renters. When properties successfully complete inspections, a listing of issued rental registration certificates will be made available. The program is new and therefore these lists are not yet available.
Contact Village Staff:
The village is still finalizing its list of rental properties.
If your property is an owner-occupied building(s), you may disregard the program letter sent in early December 2021. There is no need to register a condominium association for this program. If you would like to call or email us, we will be able to confirm your removal from this listing.