The City Council enacted the Shared Housing Ordinance on June 22, 2016, which changed the regulation of short-term residential rental activity in the City of Chicago. A “short term residential rental” is part or all of a dwelling unit that is rented for transient occupancy by guests, but is not a hotel. There are various license or registration requirements for short-term residential rentals and for internet platforms that connect guests with hosts of short-term residential rentals.
If you are a host of a short-term residential rental, you may fall into one or more of three categories:
- Shared Housing Unit Operator
- Vacation Rental
- Bed & Breakfast
If you are an internet platform that connects guests with hosts of short-term residential rentals you will fall into one of two categories:
- Short Term Residential Rental Intermediary
- Short Term Residential Rental Advertising Platform
For additional details, please select one of the links below that best describes your proposed business activity.
For hosts of short term residential rentals:
For internet platforms that connect guests with hosts of short-term residential rentals:
Other Accommodations License: