In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
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:
If you are an internet platform that connects guests with hosts of short-term residential rentals you will fall into one of two categories:
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: