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Landlord Training Program

The Landlord Training Program is mandatory for all residential rental license holders in Elgin. This is an informative training opportunity that is required by city ordinance 6.37.100: Owner Responsibility to Attend.  

The class is taught by police officers from the Crime- Free Housing Unit. Rental property owners and managers will also benefit from this seminar and are welcome to attend.  An array of topics are discussed, which include:

  • Successful criminal and civil applicant screening
  • Benefits of effective crime-free lease addendums 
  • Recognition of gang and drug activity 
  • Successful civil evictions 
  • Legal issues in rental housing

**** Online landlord training will be unavailable until April 30, 2018. We are currently upgrading the landlord training modules to a new version. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will reach out to you once the system is back up and running. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Thanks for your patience. ****

Rental Licensing Requirements

For rental licensing requirements, click here.
Rental license application, click here
Rental license pre-inspection guide, click here.  

In-Person Training Sites, Dates and Times 

There are currently no dates scheduled due to the availability of the online course. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for a class, specify which language preference, English or Spanish, you would like to attend and send an email to


Rental Application Form
Five Day Notice
Crime Free Lease Addendum 

Landlord Training Books and Forms
Landlord Training Book
Landlord Training - English
Landlord Training - MAC's
City of Elgin Ordinance
City of Elgin Owner's Responsibility 

Ofc. Snow
Officer Kevin Snow
(847) 289-2682

Ofc. VanMastrigt
Officer Chad VanMastrigt
(847) 289-2641

Ofc. Engelke
Officer Bob Engelke
(847) 289-2672

Police Department Address
151 Douglas Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120

Landlord Training Class Location
The Centre of Elgin
Heritage Ballroom
100 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120