Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

Property Standards

All rental properties in Aurora must be registered. Learn more and register here.

The Division of Property Standards enforces codes in neighborhoods and in rental properties, ensuring that neighborhoods and rental homes stay safe. Property Standards staff also works with neighborhood groups and individual residents to help them identify code issues, prevent blight and improve curb appeal in their neighborhoods.

Property Standards inspectors address problems including but not limited to: deteriorating houses (including broken windows, falling gutters and unsafe stairs), high weeds, abandoned cars or cars parked on grass, junk and trash, substandard housing (including illegal basement apartments, unregistered landlords, overcrowding), illegal businesses in neighborhoods and much more.

The division also runs Aurora’s rental licensing program. For the safety of residents and the protection of landlords, all rental properties in Aurora are subject to annual inspection and all landlords must be licensed.

Register a complaint

If you would like to register a complaint, please fill out a request through the city’s Customer Service Division. Call them at 630-256-INFO (4636) or fill out an online complaint form. In order to provide the best level of service through the most accurate information, please provide a direct street address.

Be prepared for your inspection

Pass the first time, avoid fees, and make sure your properties are safe for your renters by downloading this handy checklist, which is also available in Spanish here

Be a good neighbor

For more on how to maintain your home and your neighborhood, download the City of Aurora’s Good Neighbor Guide, complete with useful information on common offenses, occupancy standards, rental registration requirements, pets and more.