Property Owner Inspection Request
Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Section 12.48 established the City's Rental Housing Safety
Program (RHSP). The RHSP allows owners to request inspection of their residential rental
unit(s) in lieu of the annual requirement that owners certify that their rental unit(s)
meet certain safety standards as contained in Schedule A of the City's Housing Safety Checklist.
All units receiving a City Housing Inspection where either no violations have been found
to exist or where any violations found have been corrected will be exempt from the
Schedule A of the required Certification until the earlier of either July 1st of the
third year following the date of the inspection or the revocation of a certificate of
compliance issued by the City.
There is no charge for the initial inspection or for the first re-inspection where
all violations cited have been corrected. However, if violations are found and
are not corrected by the first re inspection a fee will be charged based on the fee
schedule set forth in City Council Resolution No. 62,230 N.S.
Please be informed that we may not be able to accommodate your request but will
inform you if this is the case. Also, in order for us to inspect the unit,
if the unit is occupied, it will be your responsibility to make arrangements
with the tenant as to the date/time of the inspection and to allow access to
the City's housing inspector. Units that are vacant, or have been grouped
together so that the inspector can inspect more than one unit will have preference.
Property Owner Inspection Requests are reviewed during normal business hours, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM -- Housing Inspector Office Hours: 8:30-9:30 AM and 4:00-4:30 PM. You will be contacted within 10 business days of your submittal regarding your request. At that time you will be informed if we are able to accommodate your request. If we are able to accommodate the request, arrangements will be made at that time. Please be aware you and/or a legal representative must be on-site to provide access for the inspection on the pre-arranged date/time.
If you are not the property owner, but a rental tenant wishing to schedule a safety inspection to follow up on a Schedule A self-inspections done for your building, or to investigate a new safety issue, then please go to the Tenant Inspection Request / Request for Service.
If you are the property owner, or legal represntative acting on behalf of the owner, please fill out the requested information for PROPERTY DETAILS and PROPERTY OWNER / OWNER REPRESENTATIVE.
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