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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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ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEES OF $270 PER UNIT WERE DUE MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017. Payments not received in the Rent Board Office or postmarked by the due date are subject to a 100% penalty. Most property owners may be eligible for a waiver of part or all of the penalty fees if their account is fully paid on or before August 30, 2017. For questions about the registration status of your property, please call us at (510) 981-7368 and ask for our Registration Unit.

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. 

Translation:  We speak Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin.

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 Check out the Rent Board’s 2017 Schedule of FREE Workshops and Seminars for Landlords and Tenants!

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