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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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On May 15, 2017, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board set the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Annual Registration Fee at $270* per unit (due on July 3, 2017). *The fee represents $250 to cover the costs of recurring operational expenses and a one-time $20 increase for capital improvements related to establishing online registration capabilities and database improvements to allow landlords and tenants greater access to information and the ability to transact business online. The Board also voted to continue to authorize, with proper notice, the pass-through of up to $11.00 per month to tenants where the tenancy began prior to January 1, 1999. For more information on the Registration Fee and Pass-Through, please visit our 2017-2018 Registration Info. Page.  

The Rent Board now has a video web page! Check out our new video on Security Deposits, as well as Eviction Protections and our video guide on the basics of rent control.

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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Meetings & Events

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

Informational Videos
My Rent Ceiling: Look Up Your Unit Info

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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
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