National Criminal Background Check & Landlord/Tenant Lease Addendum
All landlords who are licensed to rent properties and who are applying to be licensed to rent properties must:
Conduct a national criminal background check on all new non-owner occupants (18 years of age and older) prior to occupying any rental dwelling unit OR at the time of a lease renewal. National criminal background checks must be conducted by a reputable agency that utilizes the national database. A list of a few of the web-based resident screening sites is provided on the Police - Crime Free Multi Housing page. (Article x Sec. 12-402) (Criminal background checks conducted by the Aurora Police Department no longer meet the ordinance requirements.)
Incorporate in the body of all property leases or rental agreements wording substantially similar to that which is found in the City of Aurora's Landlord-Tenant Lease Ordinance. Owners using written, oral or no lease agreements are required to complete a landlord-tenant lease addendum. This addendum must then be signed and dated by all tenants (18 years of age and older) occupying the rental property. A copy of this three page document is located on the Police - Crime Free Multi Housing page. (Article X Sec. 12-403)
As a rule of thumb a national background check must be conducted on all tenants that are documented on the landlord-tenant lease addendum.