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Rent Stabilization Board
2125 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-7368, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-4910
Office Hours: M-F (closed Wed) 9am-2pm for registration services only. Remote counseling only until further notice (for more info see the Services During COVID-19 page), Email: rent@cityofberkeley.info

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  NEWS & INFORMATION

The Rent Board's Online Registration and Payment portals have transitioned to a new software system. Please see our Registration page for more information.

City Council has declared a local state of emergency with no expiration date set as of yet. So long as the state of emergency is declared, Berkeley's eviction moratorium remains in effect. Click "Important COVID-19 Information" icon below for more details.

On October 21, 2021, the Rent Stabilization Board adopted the 2022 AGA of 2.1%.  See the 2022 AGA page for more information.

The Rent Stabilization Board at its October 2021 Regular Meeting approved increases to the Owner Move-in and Ellis Act Relocation assistance payments that will go into effect on January 1, 2022.

Office hours and services changes: visit the Rent Board Services During COVID-19 page for the most current information on office hours and the availability of in-person services.   

Important Covid-19 Information For Landlords & Tenants 
For Landlords & Tenants 

  HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? 

Schedule an Appointment with a Housing Counselor 

What is Rent Control and How Does it Affect Me? 

• Know Your Rights & Responsibilities as a Landlord or Tenant

Register Your Residential Rental Unit 

• Check Your Unit’s Rent Ceiling 

• Understand Lawful Rent Increases (including AGAs)

• Understand the Eviction Process in Berkeley

• File a Petition and Understand the Hearings Process

Mediate Landlord-Tenant Issues

• Calculate Interest on Security Deposits

For questions or more information, contact a Rent Board Housing Counselor at rent@cityofberkeley.info or at 510-981-RENT (7368) -- see our office hours at the top of this page. 


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Rent Stabilization Board, 2125 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: rent@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-7368
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903
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