Official Website: https://www.tinleypark.org/
Tinley Park City Hall Phone Number: 708-444-5000
Tinley Park is one of the fastest growing south suburbs of Chicago. In 2009, Tinley Park was picked as the best place to raise a family in America and was listed as one of the 50 safest cities in America. In 1890 the town's name was changed to Tinley Park in honor of the village's first railroad station agent, Samuel Tinley, Sr. In the latter part of the 20th century, Tinley Park was, and remains to be, an area of rapid suburban expansion to the west and south of the original site, with over 11,000 housing units constructed between 1970 and 1994.
Crime Free Information:
Crime Free Rental Housing Program
The Tinley Park Crime Free Rental Housing Program, designed to help residents, owners and managers of rental units keep drugs and other illegal activity off their properties, has been under way in the Village since April 2009. 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 four-hour seminar presented to landlords and property managers by the Tinley Park Police and Fire departments.
• 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 screeningTips to strengthen rental agreements
• How to become a proactive managerMaintaining 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 Tinley Park Crime Free Rental Housing Program is designed to enhance the safety for rental property tenants, managers, landlords, the surrounding neighborhood and the entire community. The Crime Free Rental Housing Program is required under Village ordinance.
Register online for a Crime Free Rental Housing Program class.
For more information, contact program coordinator Douglas Alba at 708-444-5342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Landlord Forms: The below forms are being provided as a convenience only. It is best to consult with an attorney prior to taking any legal action.
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.
Recertification for Single-Family Property Owners
As of Jan. 1, 2019, all single-family property owners or managers previously certified in 2015 must re-certify their properties. First read the online refresher presentation and then continue to the recertification test. Only do so if you have previously attended a Crime Free Rental Housing Class. Please put your full name and rental address in the “full name” box before taking the test. Use access code: cfh2019.
Tinley Park Police Department 7850 W. 183rd Street Tinley Park, IL Phone: 708-444-5300