Rental Licensing

The Village of Wheeling requires any residential property that is rented/leased to be licensed. The purpose for Village licensing and inspection of rentals is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Wheeling by insuring that rental units comply with minimum housing standards, along with maintaining and improving the character and stability of residential areas. The rental licensing program also aids in responding to housing conditions that adversely affect, or are likely to affect, the life, safety, health, and general welfare of persons occupying rental dwellings.  The Village of Wheeling also seeks to eliminate overcrowding of rental dwellings by requiring compliance with established occupancy standards. 

Obtaining a License

All owners of rental property in the Village of Wheeling must obtain a Village Rental License, including:

  • Single-family home
  • Individual condominium unit
  • Townhouse
  • Apartment buildings
  • Duplexes
  • Multi-unit ownership

Rental Application (including updates to an existing Rental License): 

To fill out the rental application for single family  click here.  For multi-family click here

Consent to Rental Inspection Form:

Before any rental inspection can occur, the Village of Wheeling requires a consent form be signed by the rental occupant and returned to the Community Development Department. To complete a Consent Form for inspections click here

Wheeling Safe Communities Program:

The Village of Wheeling has adopted the Wheeling Safe Communities Ordinance requiring all landlords and/or property managers complete a mandatory seminar, offered on various days of the month and taught by Wheeling Police Officers (click here for instructions for registering for upcoming seminars) In addition, landlords will be required to use a crime free lease addendum when renewing a lease or renting to a new resident. For more information on the Wheeling Safe Communities Program, please click here

For questions regarding the Village of Wheeling’s Rental Licensing program, please email or call (847) 499-9049.