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Cook County Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance

Chapter 42- Human Relations, Article IV, Residential Tenant and Landlord Ordinance, Sections 42-801 through 42- 816 of the Cook County Code

In January of 2021 Cook County passed a new ordinance (RTLO) which will apply to residential rentals all over Cook County, except within the municipalities that already had residential landlord-tenant legislation like Mount Prospect, Oak Park, Evanston, and Chicago.  It will take effect on June 1, 2021, except the provision against unlawful lockouts took effect immediately.

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