Tiny House Regulations Illinois

  • Tiny house regulations and codes may vary by city, town, or county.
  • The state of Illinois allows tiny houses in campgrounds, mobile home parks, and private properties. Beyond that, individual counties have authority over where you can and cannot live in your tiny house.
  • Tiny houses on wheels are classified as a recreational trailer (DMV representative will classify as they see fit.)
  • Tiny houses are illegal in Chicago.

As is the case with most major cities, tiny houses are not allowed in Chicago. However, the more rural you get, the more it becomes “grey area” in regards to tiny houses.

Tiny Houses near Approval in Evanston, Illinois   November 2020