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Housing Ordinances

Occupancy of Dwelling Units - City of Evanston (Ordinance 6-4-1-14)

This ordinance requires that no more than 3 unrelated individuals live in any living unit, apartment, or house that is being rented. The definitions of the various types of “families” is found in 6-18-3, Definitions. The zoning board may notify landlords that they must choose to pay a fine or terminate the lease and evict tenants when there are more than 3 unrelated people in one apartment or rental house. The exceptions to this rule are the houses that are zoned as boarding houses.

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