Property Registration Help Desk

*All Rental License Renewals are due annually by 8/31*

Ordinance changes have been made that may affect your Rental Property. Please review these changes at: New! Rental Ordinance Changes

On June 1, 1982, the Aurora City Council adopted the Aurora Property Maintenance Code. As part of this code, a dwelling unit licensing program was adopted. The information contained within this fact sheet is intended to provide important information with respect to the program. More specific information with regard to the program may be obtained by purchasing a copy of the Aurora Property Maintenance Code at the Property Standards Division. All interested parties are encouraged to do so.
Rental Property Stair Inspection

Purpose of the Program

The Property Maintenance Code was adopted to insure public health, safety and welfare insofar as they are affected by the maintenance of structures and premises. The Code establishes minimum standards for all structures and premises for basic equipment and facilities for light, ventilation space, heating and sanitation. Further, the Code provides safety from fire; for space, use and location; and for safe and sanitary maintenance of all structures and premises currently in existence. The Dwelling Unit Program was adopted so that nonowner-occupied units could be inspected on an annual basis to insure compliance with the above standards. The program was adopted after several years of discussion involving representatives from City Government as well as realtors, property owners, property managers, school districts, private citizens and neighborhood groups.

Scope of Program

Nonowner-occupied units are inspected on an annual basis. Each year, exterior and interior inspections are performed. The purpose of the inspection is to insure that the maintenance of existing buildings and premises is in accordance with the provision of the Code.

Time & Procedure of Inspections

Each year, the Property Standards Division sends out renewal forms to all applicable owners or operators. You will receive a letter scheduling your inspection. If you cannot make the scheduled time, contact 630-256-3770 as soon as possible in order to re-schedule and avoid the assessment of cancellation fees. Inspections are conducted during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.

Transfer of Ownership

The code provides that any time a sale is made of a licensed building; the new ownership must be reported to the Operations Department within 3 working days. In order to keep the City's licensing records current; it is requested that this information be provided as soon as possible. Cooperation in this regard is greatly appreciated.


It is hoped that this fact sheet has provided some useful information with respect to the Aurora Dwelling Unit Licensing Program. This Division will provide prompt service with respect to the program. Should you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to contact this office at 630-256-3770. You may also wish to visit Property Standards at:
77 S Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505

Below you have some information that is covered in the Crime-Free Housing Seminar/ Landlord Training Class: