Crime Free Housing

Dear Rental Property Owner,

Welcome to Oak Forest Crime Free Multi-Housing program. On November 14th 2006, the Oak Forest City Council passed the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Ordinance. This program is designed to reduce crime, drugs, and gang activity on rental properties; it has been used effectively in over eighteen hundred communities across the United States and in Canada by the year 2006. Its utility and application continues to grow.

All rental properties are required to be registered with Oak Forest Crime Free Multi-Housing. Enclosed you will find information about our program and forms that need to be filled out and returned. The purpose of this program is to try and keep criminals out of our community and neighborhoods.  

1. Apply and pay for your rental property license (ordinance #117.35 thru 117.38)


A residential license shall be issued for a period of one calendar year (January 1 thru December 31).

The cost of rental license, per physical property address, is as follows:  

Physical Property Addresses  Rental License Cost

One (1) to and including
Five (5) units

$100.00

Six (6) to and including
Ten (10) units

$150.00

Eleven (11) to and including
Nineteen (19)

$200.00

Twenty (20) to and including
Thirty (30) units

$300.00

Thirty-one (31) to and
including Forty (40) units

$400.00

Forty-one (41) or more,
with no limit applied

$500.00







2. Phase 1 Seminar (ordinance #117.40)


Consists of the completion of a mandatory seminar conducted here at Oak Forest City Hall, which runs approximately 3-4 hours. It is for property owners and/or their agents or designees. It is taught by trained police personnel which includes crime prevention tactics and explanation of the mandatory implementation of the Crime Free Lease Addendum. This class can be taken in another town but you must get prior approval before attending. After completing the class, you need to provide Oak Forest with a copy of the Phase 1 certificate from the town in which you qualified in.


3. Phase 2 (CPTED) inspection (ordinance #117.39)


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Involves assessing/inspecting the physical security and the general appearance of the property, in regards to crime deterrence (refer to CPTED handout for property requirements). An appointment needs to be set up when the property is ready to be inspected, preferably before the tenant moves in. (Phase 2 can be completed before Phase 1)


4. Criminal Background Check (ordinance #117.41)


Required for all new tenants over the age of 18. 


5. Crime Free Lease Addendum (ordinance #117.42)


Must be signed by your tenant(s) and any occupants 18 and older. Only the City of Oak Forest Crime Free Lease Addendum will be allowed and any and all generic forms will not be valid.  

The criminal background check and the crime free lease addendum should be kept in your files along with your signed lease. If a situation should arise on your rental property, you will need to show proof that a criminal background check was completed and the Oak Forest lease addendum was signed by your tenant(s). If you are unable to produce the documents, you may be summoned and fined up to $750.00.


Please call or preferably email if you have any questions or concerns,


Ofc. Jason Vodnik #179
Crime Free Housing/Crime Prevention Officer
15440 S. Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL  60452
708-687-4050 x 1295
FAX: 708-687-6218
jvodnik@oak-forest.org


Registration Materials

Helpful Links



$100 Refundable Event Deposit is required 

Morning Party
10:00 AM - 12 NOON

Rental Fee: $75
+ Guard Fee: $25/Guard

Evening Party
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Rental Fee: $100
+ Guard Fee: $37.50/Guard
UPDATED MAR.2018 



Membership Type  Fee

Family - up to five (5)

$175

Additional Family

$20 each

Individual

$100

Senior

$50

10-Punch Card
Valid for current season

$50

Daily Swim

$8
 Pool Party Hours
Fees 
$100 Refundable Event Deposit is required 

Morning Party
10:00 AM - 12 NOON

Rental Fee: $75
+ Guard Fee: $25/Guard

Evening Party
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Rental Fee: $100
+ Guard Fee: $37.50/Guard
UPDATED MAR.2018 



Membership Type  Fee

Family - up to five (5)

$175

Additional Family

$20 each

Individual

$100

Senior

$50

10-Punch Card
Valid for current season

$50

Daily Swim

$8
 Pool Party Hours
Fees 
$100 Refundable Event Deposit is required 

Morning Party
10:00 AM - 12 NOON

Rental Fee: $75
+ Guard Fee: $25/Guard

Evening Party
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Rental Fee: $100
+ Guard Fee: $37.50/Guard
UPDATED MAR.2018 



Membership Type  Fee

Family - up to five (5)

$175

Additional Family

$20 each

Individual

$100

Senior

$50

10-Punch Card
Valid for current season

$50

Daily Swim

$8
 Pool Party Hours
Fees 
$100 Refundable Event Deposit is required 

Morning Party
10:00 AM - 12 NOON

Rental Fee: $75
+ Guard Fee: $25/Guard

Evening Party
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Rental Fee: $100
+ Guard Fee: $37.50/Guard
UPDATED MAR.2018 



Membership Type  Fee

Family - up to five (5)

$175

Additional Family

$20 each

Individual

$100

Senior

$50

10-Punch Card
Valid for current season

$50

Daily Swim

$8
 Pool Party Hours
Fees 
$100 Refundable Event Deposit is required 

Morning Party
10:00 AM - 12 NOON

Rental Fee: $75
+ Guard Fee: $25/Guard

Evening Party
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Rental Fee: $100
+ Guard Fee: $37.50/Guard
UPDATED MAR.2018