The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Landlord-Tenant Handbook - Local Law

Human Rights Code and Fair Housing

The rights of individuals within the protected classes of race, sex, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, disability, source of income, gender identity, gender expression, military discharge status, housing status, order of protection status or the actual or perceived association with such a person in the purchasing, leasing, securing a loan, renting or occupying housing or other real estate are protected under Chapter 13 of the Village Code.  For properties containing four or more units, the Code is enforced by the Community Relations Department at Village Hall, 123 Madison St.

In addition to the discrimination provisions of the Human Rights Code, local law also requires tenants to complete a written application for any apartment in building of four or more rental units, a written lease between the tenant and landlord, and a security deposit of not less than one month’s rent.