Official Website: https://www.villageofmidlothian.net/
Midlothian City Hall Phone Number: 708-389-0200
Midlothian, Illinois is a southwestern suburb of Chicago with a population of about 15,000. Until the turn of the century, the area now known as the Village of Midlothian - named for an ancient borough in Scotland - was little more than a milk stop along the Rock Island Railroad serving a few area farmers. By 1927, there were so many people living in the area that community leaders decided it was time to formally organize the community and incorporate it. On March 17, it was incorporated as the Village of Midlothian, taking its name from the golf club around which the community had grown and prospered. In 1949 Midlothian's present Village Hall was built at 148th and Pulaski. It provided a permanent home for the village staff.
Important Notice to Builders:
The Village of Midlothian and its inspectors must review all work at required phases of the building process. Failure to adhere to these inspections and/or Village codes will cause additional cost to you, the builder. Our village inspectors are and will be available with proper notice.
Particular phases of inspection before proceeding:
• Excavation and footing completion must be reviewed by Public Works before covering or foundation installation.
• The foundation must be inspected by Public Works before back filling.
• The basement floor cannot be poured until the low grade drain tile, sanitary sewer system and/or electrical conduit are inspected.
• No interior covering can be done until frame, plumbing and electrical areas are inspected.
• Finally, you must arrange with Public Works to have a water meter installed, have the resident put down a $50.00 water deposit prior to meter installation, and have a final inspection by all departments; building, plumbing and electrical, before occupancy.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Building Department at 708-385-8642.
Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
The Midlothian Crime Free Multi-Housing Program, designed to help residents, owners and managers of rental units keep drugs and other illegal activity off their properties, has been in effect in the Village since January 1, 2012. Crime Free Lease Addendum
The program requires landlords to:
• Obtain an annual business license under the program
• Attend a training seminar conducted by Village staff
• Add the Crime Free Housing Lease Addendum on their tenants’ leases
The program is a nationally recognized, effective way to reduce crime in rental properties. It utilizes a unique, three-part approach which ensures the crime prevention goal while maintaining a resident-friendly approach. This program covers all residential rental units, including apartments, single-family homes, individual condominiums and townhomes. The program includes:
• Phase One: This involves a mandatory eight-hour seminar presented to landlords and property managers by the Midlothian Police Department.
• Phase Two: This optional phase certifies that rental property has met the security requirements for the residents’ safety.
• Phase Three: An optional resident crime prevention meeting will be conducted for full certification. A “safety social” also is offered in which all residents are invited to meet with the police and discuss the program.
The program's training for landlords and managers focuses on:
Prevention and Applicant Screening
• How code compliance (preparing the property) can protect landlord rights
• Benefits of applicant screening
• Tips to strengthen rental agreements
• How to become a proactive manager
• Maintaining a fire safe environment
• Developing life and safety awareness
Drug Nuisance Awareness
• Warning signs of drug activity
• Actions to take if a resident or resident's guests are conducting illegal activities on the property
• Role of the police
• Crisis resolution and the eviction process
When drug criminals and other destructive residents operate out of rental property, neighborhoods suffer and landlords pay a high price. The Midlothian Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is designed to enhance the safety for rental property tenants, managers, landlords, the surrounding neighborhood and the entire community.
As a property owner, it is your responsibility to educate yourself on any and all laws regarding rental properties. The information provided here should be considered a beginning to your research. Click here to read the law. Changing/Re-Keying Locks Be aware that a state law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2012 regarding changing or re-keying locks on units in certain buildings. Click here to read the law. Cook County Landlords A law for Cook County landlords states that no discrimination is allowed for Section 8/Voucher holders.
Midlothian Police Department
Chief Daniel Delaney
14801 S. Pulaski Rd
Midlothian, IL 60445