The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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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,Tu,Th,F 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Wed 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Email: rent@cityofberkeley.info

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The Rent Board office is CLOSED to the public until at least April 7, 2020. We are still providing limited services by email and phone. See our Reduced Services in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

Note to Those Filing a PetitionUnder reduced services, new petitions will continue to be received, but processing times will be delayed. Hearings may be conducted using remote technology to the extent possible, and parties will be notified accordingly.

The Rent Stabilization Board's Annual General Adjustment (AGA) for 2020 is 2.1%.  See our AGA page for more information. 

In October 2019, the Rent Stabilization Board approved increases to the Owner Move-in and Ellis Act relocation assistance payments that took effect on January 1, 2020.

For information on other laws that took effect on January 1st, please visit our New Laws & Regulations page. 

What is Rent Control? And How Does It Affect Me?

  HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? 

• 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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