Residential Rental Certification Program

Renewal Requirements & Deadlines                          

Around October 9, 2022, landlords will receive a notice with complete instructions for renewing your certification, including your inspection time(s), personalized renewal deadline and fees. Your personal certification deadline for each property you own or manage will be one month after your initial inspection appointment (or November 13th if you qualify to skip all inspections). This means that ALL of the below certification requirements must be fulfilled by that date. Failure to fully certify the property by your personalized deadline will result in a $100 late fee and a 2 week extension to resolve all uncompleted requirements. If you still do not meet all requirements at the end of the extension, the property will proceed to adjudication which may result in an additional $1,500 fine and liens against your property. Certification requirements include:

  • Application is submitted
  • Annual rental certification fee is paid
  • Property has passed inspection & any deficiencies have been resolved
  • Crime Free certification is up to date
  • No outstanding VRLB liens, fees or enforcements on the property
  • No outstanding payments are owed to the Village

Online Renewal Steps

Submit Rental Certification Application

Pay Rental Certification Fees & Other VRLB Bills

Take Crime Free Refresher Course & Sign Recertification Agreement

Guidelines & Forms

Landlord Guide (Guidelines, Fees & Incentives)

Rental Certification Program Ordinance

Nuisance & Crime Free Housing Ordinance  (Refer to section G of the ordinance)

Crime Free Lease Addendum

Qualified Exclusion Form

Crime-Free Housing Certification

Landlords new to Round Lake Beach must attend an official Crime-Free Housing seminar offered by the Village of Round Lake Beach or provide proof of certification through another Chicagoland municipality that is acceptable to VLRB. Call 847/546-2351 to register for Round Lake Beach’s seminar. Due to space limitation and local requirements, only those landlords that live or own property in the 60073 zip code may attend. Upcoming seminars are scheduled for Saturdays at the RLB Police Department, 8am to 1pm.

  • Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Saturday, April 15, 2023
  • Saturday, July 29, 2023
  • Saturday, October 14, 2023


All questions and correspondence should be directed to You will receive a response within 2 business days. You may also call 847-546-2351.