The Illinois Electric Vehicle Charging Act (765 ILCS 1085) is designed to facilitate the installation and use of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in residential and commercial properties.

It applies to new single-family homes and multi-unit residential buildings constructed or renovated after the Act’s effective date of January 1, 2024.

It includes certain requirements for installing electric vehicle capable parking spaces in new homes, small multifamily residences with parking, and larger multifamily buildings, conversions, affordable housing, and renovations constructed or renovated after January 1, 2024.

In existing multifamily buildings and communities, the Illinois Electric Vehicle Charging Act establishes electric vehicle charging station guidelines for owners and renters, including:

  • Tenant has the right to install an electric vehicle charging system at the tenant’s own expense, with certain conditions and requirements:
    • Comply with building codes and safety standards;
    • Use a licensed & registered contractor of EVCSs;
    • Within 14 days after Landlord’s approval of installation plan, submit a COI naming Landlord as additional insured;
    • Register the system with the Landlord within 30 days after installation;
    • Adhere to Landlord’s reasonable aesthetic requirements.
  • Landlord may not charge a fee for placement or use of EVCS, except:
    • For additional electricity used;
    • For reasonable access;
    • Security Deposit;
    • For a reserved parking space, if required;
    • Reimburse Landlord for any increased insurance premium;
    • Reimbursement if the Landlord chooses to install the EVCS.

There are a variety of remedies available under the Illinois Electric Vehicle Charging Act for a landlord’s or tenant’s non-compliance.


Legal Resource

Questions about these legislative changes, evictions, security deposits, leases, tenant screening, and other landlord legal issues? Our experienced landlord/tenant attorneys are here to help.

Call KSN toll-free at 855-537-0500 or visit

Since 1983, KSN has been a legal resource for condominium, homeowner, and townhome associations. Additionally, we represent clients in real estate transactions, collectionslandlord/tenant issues, and property tax appeals. We represent thousands of clients and community associations throughout the US with offices in several states including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.


Please note the material contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is established by your review or receipt of the information contained in this article. You should not act on the information discussed in this article without first obtaining legal advice from an attorney duly licensed to practice law in your State. While KSN has made every effort to include up-to-date information in this article, the law can change quickly. Accordingly, please understand that information discussed in this article may not yet reflect the most recent legal developments. Material is not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up to date. KSN reserves the right to revise or update the information and statements of law discussed in the article law at any time, without notice, and disclaims any liability for your use of information or statements of law discussed on the article, or the accessibility of the article generally. This article may be considered advertising in some jurisdictions under applicable law/s and/or ethical rules/regulations. © 2023 Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit, A Professional Corporation.