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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

Contact Us

Do you need help understanding your rights and obligations under Berkeley's Rent Stabilization and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance, or have other questions or feedback for us?  Please get in touch!

2125 Milvia St/2001 Center StVISIT OR MAIL:

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board
2125 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

Our office is located at the northeast corner of Milvia and Center Streets in downtown Berkeley.   


  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from  9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (office open 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for registration services only)
  • We are CLOSED to the public on all Wednesdays.
Rent Board Services During COVID-19 (has the most up-to-date information on in-person service hours).

We are CLOSED on all City-observed Holidays.


510-981-7368 (510-981-RENT)
Fax: 510-981-4910
TDD: 510-981-6903  

如需中文, 請聯絡鄭女:電話 981-4928
Se Habla Español : (510) 981-4919

Email: rent@cityofberkeley.info (Please remember to include your property address, including unit number, so we can respond with information tailored to your specific housing situation.)


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U.S. Mail for Rent Board Commissioners should be sent to:

Commissioner (Name)
Berkeley Rent Board
2125 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

To e-mail all nine Rent Board Commissioners simultaneously, send your
e-mail to TheRentBoard@cityofberkeley.info or click here.

To e-mail to a specific Rent Board Commissioner, please use their individual e-mail address listed under their name on the Meet/Contact the Board page.


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