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Occupancy restriction

Two persons are allowed per bedroom

Length of Stay
30 days or less
Registration & Licensing Fees
A recurring fee of ($500.00)
Licenses or Permits Required
Yes,Shared Housing Unit Operator License (SHUOL)
Property Inspection
Inspections are required and it's one-time
Guest Record
Yes, and it must be maintained for 3 years.
Zoning

STR is permitted in any residentially zoned district when located in a single-family detached home in Chicago.

A maximum of two persons are allowed per bedroom and a maximum of ten persons are allowed with the rental.

Occupancy taxes and fees

Accommodation Tax (15%)

Insurance requirement

Yes ($1,500 - $2,500)

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Yes. the city may pass new laws for STR.

Parking Requirement

Adequate parking must be provided for guests

Advertising Requirement

Yes, a license number is required for advertisement

Noise regulation

Yes, Quiet time should be observed by 8 pm - 8 am

Neighbor Notification

Hosts are not required to notify neighbors

Limitation on number of STR owned

Yes, (shouldn’t be more than 5 dwelling units in a building )

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

No, there are no specific regulations on hosting events or parties.

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

No, there are no specific regulations on hosting events or parties.

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

No, there are no restrictions

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Accessibility Requirement

Yes, there are accessibility requirements

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Emergency Contact Information

Yes, it is required

What is short term rental?

It means a dwelling unit located within the city of Chicago that is rented as or being used as a shared house, a vacation rental, or a bed-in-breakfast establishment.

Are there STR regulations that affect property owners?

Yes, the owner of a STR should apply for a Shared Housing Unit Operator Licence (SHUOL) with the City.

Is there any short-term rental-related tax?

Yes, there are a number of taxes that short-term rental operators are required to remit in Chicago, including the Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax.

Is it only individuals that are permitted to operate short-term rental?

Yes, provided that such an individual possesses the legal documents and licenses required to operate the business in the city.

What are the procedures and requirement for the neighborhood approval?

There is no requirement

Do I need a neighborhood approval?

No, short-term rentals in Chicago are not subject to neighbourhood approval.

Building, Health & Safety Regulation
Which of these taxes does Airbnb or other booking company collect?
What zoning laws affect Short Term Rentals?

STR is permitted in any residentially zoned district when located in a single-family detached home in Chicago.

A maximum of two persons are allowed per bedroom and a maximum of ten persons are allowed with the rental.

Is there any guest record requirement?

Yes, there are a number of taxes that short-term rental operators are required to remit in Chicago, including the Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax.

Do i require any license(s) for STR?

Yes, A short-term rental license is required for STR.

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax, which is a 6% surcharge in addition to the 4.5% base rate tax, which makes it a total City tax rate of 10.5% of the gross rental or leasing charge.

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax, which is a 6% surcharge in addition to the 4.5% base rate tax, which makes it a total City tax rate of 10.5% of the gross rental or leasing charge.

Tax
What ZIP Codes have been prohibited for STR use?

There is no zip code where STR is prohibited.

What types of properties are eligible for short-term rentals?

Only primary residence is allowed for STR which can be single-family home, buildings with 2 to 4 units or building with 5 or more units.

Does occupancy limit affect STR?

Yes, thre are occupancy limits for STRs.

What STR regulations affect me as an Owner?

Owner must obtain a business license, obey occupancy limits, and follow parking regulations, noise and nuisance regulations. to obtain a license with the City and post their City of Chicago short-term rental license (STRL) on all advertisements.

What are the procedures or requirements for keeping the guest records?

You are required to obtain a Shared Housing Unit Operator License (SHUOL)

Owner must be registered by paying $500 for license application.

Documents required are local person name, contact info and affidavit and building insurance with combined single coverage of at least $1 million per occurrence.

Notification
What are the occupancy limits for STR?

A maximum of two persons are allowed per bedroom and a maximum of ten persons are allowed within the Rental.

What other STR regulations am i obligated to observe?

Insurance, building code and safety regulations, state and local government regulations, and homeowner association (HOA) rules.

What are the penalties and fines for non compliance?

A fine of not less than $1,500 nor more than $3,000 must be paid by the offender in Chicago for each infraction.

Is there any official regulatory body or authority?

Yes, the City of Chicago has established regulations for short-term rentals, and the authority responsible for regulating them is the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.

How can i contact the authority?

Website: https://wwwhttps://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/city-planningchicago.gov/cityen/depts/bacp.html

Phone: 312.744.6060

You can also visit their office in person:

Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, 121 N. LaSalle Street, 8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602

Its office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Which jurisdictions are exempted from the regulations?

No particular areas are exempt from Chicago's laws governing short-term rentals.

What are the requirements and fees for the permit (s)?

You are required to obtain a Shared Housing Unit Operator License (SHUOL)

Owner must be registered by paying $500 for license application.

Documents required are local person name, contact info and affidavit and building insurance with combined single coverage of at least $1 million per occurrence.

Basic Information
Occupancy restriction

Two persons are allowed per bedroom

Length of Stay
30 days or less
Registration & Licensing Fees
A recurring fee of ($500.00)
Licenses or Permits Required
Yes,Shared Housing Unit Operator License (SHUOL)
Property Inspection
Inspections are required and it's one-time
Guest Record
Yes, and it must be maintained for 3 years.
Zoning

STR is permitted in any residentially zoned district when located in a single-family detached home in Chicago.

A maximum of two persons are allowed per bedroom and a maximum of ten persons are allowed with the rental.

Occupancy taxes and fees

Accommodation Tax (15%)

Insurance requirement

Yes ($1,500 - $2,500)

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Yes. the city may pass new laws for STR.

Parking Requirement

Adequate parking must be provided for guests

Advertising Requirement

Yes, a license number is required for advertisement

Noise regulation

Yes, Quiet time should be observed by 8 pm - 8 am

Neighbor Notification

Hosts are not required to notify neighbors

Limitation on number of STR owned

Yes, (shouldn’t be more than 5 dwelling units in a building )

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

No, there are no specific regulations on hosting events or parties.

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

No, there are no specific regulations on hosting events or parties.

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

No, there are no restrictions

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Accessibility Requirement

Yes, there are accessibility requirements

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Emergency Contact Information

Yes, it is required

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