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Rent Stabilization Board


At its regular meeting on April 18, 2019, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board adopted Resolution 19-08 setting the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020 Annual Registration Fee at $250 per unit effective July 1, 2019. Please note that our payment options and transaction fees have changed.

If you wish to pay by U.S. mail, you may pay by check ONLY. In order to comply with payment card industry requirements, the City of Berkeley no longer accepts credit card information by U.S. mail. If you wish to pay your bill via VISA or MASTERCARD, you must do so either in person at our office or online. 

However, if you choose to register and pay your bill ONLINE, we have good news!

  • To pay online using an E-check, there is NO transaction fee.
  • To pay online using VISA or MASTERCARD, the transaction fee has been lowered to 1%. 

The Board also adopted Resolution 19-09 authorizing, with proper notice, the pass-through of up to $10.00 per month to tenants where the tenancy began prior to January 1, 1999. For information on when the Pass-Through may be taken and the correct form to use, please refer to the letter and registration materials mailed to Berkeley property owners (linked below).

Please contact the Rent Stabilization Board at 510-981-7368 (981-RENT) for more information.   

If you are a first-time user, we strongly recommend that you read our “Guide to Getting Started” and our “Frequently Asked Questions”.

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2019-2020 Registration Materials mailed to Berkeley Property Owners:   

Questions about Tenants' Pass-Through Reimbursement?

** Need a VACANCY REGISTRATION FORM? Click here to download a Vacancy Registration Form! **   

Registration Forms:

Information Regarding Summer Rental Registration Fee for Fraternities and Sororities:

If you have any questions or need further information regarding the Summer Registration Fee for fraternities or sororities, please contact Staff Attorney Matthew Siegel via e-mail at or by phone at (510) 981-4903. 

 Resolutions regarding Registration:  

Prior Year 




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