COVID-19 Updates: See cityofberkeley.info/covid19 for news, information, and status of City services.

Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

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
Rent Stabilization Board

CITY OF BERKELEY RENT STABILIZATION BOARD   

Reduced Services During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shelter-at-Home Order
Last updated: July 8, 2020  

 

Consistent with Health and Shelter-in-Place Orders by the Berkeley PublicHealth Officerthe Rent Board office is currently closed to the public. Though we are not answering the phone at this time, we are regularly checking messages and we are still providing limited services via email, phone and remote technology. If possible, please email your question to rent@cityofberkeley.info. Please provide your address and unit number in your email.  If you do not have an email or this is an emergency, please leave a brief message and you will receive a response as soon as possible. In your message, please provide ALL of the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your property address
  • The best time to reach you
  • Briefly describe the reason for your call

Messages that do not provide this information will not be returned.

By phone: (510) 981-7368
By email: RENT@cityofberkeley.info

To Those Filing a Petition: Under 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.

Many questions can be answered by visiting our website. As further information from public health authorities becomes available, we will update this page (and our Home page) to keep you informed of any updates to our service delivery. 

You can scan and email completed forms to RENT@cityofberkeley.info. Landlords can register tenancies using online registration.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult period.    
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Questions or comments? Email: rent@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-7368
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903
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