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

See payment terms to the right.  

If you have taken the Crime Free Multi Housing Landlord Class somewhere else or if you’re outside the Chicagoland area, do not sign up.  Please contact a Crime Free Housing Officer.

Training Sites, Dates and Times

Classes are conducted at the following location:

The Centre, Heritage Ballroom, 1st floor
100 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120

The next training dates are from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm on the following Saturdays:

November 19, 2016

February 4, 2017
May 6, 2017
September 16, 2017
November 18, 2017

Spanish-speaking class: April 8, 2017, at Elgin Police Department.

Class Registration
To register online, click here. To register over the phone call 311 or (847) 931-6001 between 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Rental Application Form

Five Day Notice

Crime Free Lease Addendum

Landlord Training Books and Forms

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Landlord Training Book
Landlord Training - English
Landlord Training - MAC's
Landlord Training - Spanish
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

Landlord Training Payment Information

There is a one-time $22.00 fee for attending the class.  Payment for the program will be accepted once the class is completed.  You will be billed by the city of Elgin. Payment will not be accepted at the training sites.