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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:

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SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS: On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, the Rent Board will open an hour later due to a staff event.  Office hours that day will be 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

On October 16, the Rent Stabilization Board adopted the 2018 AGA of 2.3%. See the 2018 AGA page for more information.

In response to hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the recent California wildfires, the Rent Board has activated Regulation 1017.  Please visit our Temporary Housing for Disaster Victims webpage for more information. 

Are you looking to rent in Berkeley during the upcoming school year?  Check out our Moving In/Moving Out Guide and Renting in Berkeley 101: A Guide for Cal Students to learn what you should know as you search, before you sign a lease, and your rights as a tenant!  

Look up the maximum allowable rent for your rental unit on My Rent Ceiling.

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 or at 510-981-RENT (7368) -- see our office hours at the top of this page. 

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Meetings & Events

  • Dec 18 @ 7pm
    Rent Board Meeting



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Rent Stabilization Board, 2125 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
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