Rent Board Fees

0810_oaklandOakland Rent Board

Annual Allowable Rent Increase: 3.5% (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020)

Rent Adjustment Program Fee
UPDATED: Annual fees are $68 per unit and are due March 1 (however, this fee has just been increased to $101). Owners can pass through $34 to tenants.

Petition for Approval of Rent Increase
Under new rent ordinance policies effective February 1, owners must now petition for any rent increase above CPI (not including banking). Click here to download the petition form.

Business Taxes & Registration
Registration fee is $60 and is due March 1. Tax is based on annual gross rental income at a rate of $13.95 per $1,000 of gross rental income. Tax renewal declarations are mailed at the beginning of the year.

Pay Oakland Rent Adjustment Program (RAP) Fees & Business Tax Online
Online renewal is now available to taxpayers who are current through 2016. Click here to pay online.

Unit Exemptions
Click here to see list of exempt units on the Oakland Rent Board website.

Rent Increases
A CPI increase of 3.5% becomes effective on July 1, 2019. Tenants may only receive one increase in any 12-month period, and the rent increase cannot take effect earlier than the tenant’s anniversary date.

In addition, California law requires that for tenancies receiving greater than a 10% increase, a 60-day notice is required; if the increase is 10% or less, a 30-day notice is required. Owners can only impose “banked” rent increases equal to three times the current annual allowable rent increase rate. See schedule below.

 Visit the Oakland Rent Adjustment Program website for more information.

July 1, ’19 – June 30, ’20 3.5
July 1, ’18 – June 30, ’19 3.4
July 1, ’17 – June 30, ’18 2.3
July 1, ’16 – June 30, ’17 2.0
July 1, ’15 – June 30, ’16 1.7
 July 1 ‘14 – June 30 ‘15 1.9
 July 1 ‘13 – June 30 ‘14 2.1
 July 1 ‘12 – June 30 ‘13 3.0
 July 1 ‘11 – June 30 ‘12 2.0
 July 1 ‘10 – June 30 ‘11 2.7
 July 1 ‘09 – June 30 ‘10 0.7
 July 1 ‘08 – June 30 ‘09 3.2


For further information contact:

Oakland Rent Board, 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland, CA, 94612
510-238-3721 |


node_9508_user_51_Berkeley-logoBerkeley Rent Stabilization Board

Annual Allowable Rent Increase: 2.3% (2018)

Rent Stabilization Board Fees
Annual fees are $270 per unit and are due July 1.

Rent Increases
Beginning in 1998, adjustments are not allowed for the year following a tenant’s initial occupancy. To obtain the maximum amount for a specific address, please use the “Rent Ceiling Database” calculator on Berkeley’s Rent Board website. 

To see the full schedule, visit the Berkeley Rent Board website.

2019 2.5
2018 2.3
2017 1.8
2016 1.5
2015 2.0
2014 1.9
2013 2.1
2012 3.0
2011 2.0
2010 2.7
2009 0.7
2008 3.2
2007 3.3


For further information contact:

Berkeley Rent Board, 2125 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-981-7368 |


richmond-logoRichmond Rent Program

Annual General Adjustment for Controlled Rental Units: 3.4% (As of September 1, 2017)
Owners of Controlled Rental Units may serve a notice on a Tenant to increase the Base Rent (the rent in effect on July 21, 2015, or the first date that Rent was charged thereafter) by three percent (3.4%). Click here for more noticing requirements.

Rental Enrollment Fee
All rental properties within the City of Richmond must be enrolled with the Rent Program, and pay the accompanying annual fee. The initial annual fee will be set by the Richmond City Council at the City Council meeting on January 17, 2017. Please enroll now on the Rent Program’s Forms page, and you will be notified when the fee is set. Click here for more information about rental enrollment. Rental property owners may claim exemption from classification as a Controlled Rental Unit (RMC 11.100.030(d)) using this form.

Business License Fee
The Richmond Rent Program requires all rental property owners maintain an up to date business license for each rental property they operate within the City of Richmond. The basic rate for each business (each location), annually, is $234.10. Additional fees may apply. To determine if your business license is current, or register for a business license, go to Richmond’s Business License webpage.

Residential Rental Inspection Program Fee
All owners of rental dwelling units within the City are subject to the Residential Rental Inspection Program except those units that are exempt per Richmond Municipal Code Section 6.40.090, including:

  • Residential rental housing units that are subsidized by federal, state, or local government, and/or
  • Newly constructed residential rental units for a period of five (5) years from the date of construction.

Program Fees (effective 07/01/2016)

  • Registration/Processing Fee – $79.00
  • Initial Inspection Fee (per unit) – $157.00
  • Re-inspection Fee (per unit) – $66.00
To learn more about the Residential Rental Inspection Program program, including how to enroll and pay the appropriate fees, please visit Richmond’s Residential Rental Inspection Program webpage.

For further information on all aspect of the Richmond Rent Program, including forms, other fees, to review the rent ordinance, click here.