Occupancy Standard Information
The City of Rolling Meadows has adopted nationally
accepted minimum standards as a guide to determine proper occupancy limits.
City zoning regulations limit occupancy to immediate family members or up to
3 non-related persons.
Overcrowding is occassionally a problem in multiple and single family
dwellings. When overcrowding occurs it can create serious problems; diseases
spread more easily, privacy is lost, mental health is affected and buildings
are subjected to more abuse and wear. A neighborhood that has overcrowding
can experience increased noise pollution, crowded schools, parking problems,
loss of privacy or quality of life can be lowered. All residential
properties must comply with the occupancy code. There is no exception for
Sleeping rooms may not constitute the
only means of access to other sleeping rooms or habitable spaces.
Every room may have access to at
least one water closet and one lavatory without passing through another
Kitchens, non-habitable spaces and
interior public areas are not be occupied for sleeping purposes.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Community
Development Department at 847-506-6030 or use the complaint form on this