Rent Stabilization Board

Rent Ceiling Database Notice

Please Note: The Rent Board is in the process of converting to a new database, which will expand the amount of information available to the public. As a result, the Rent Ceiling Search Page may not reflect new information received during our annual registration period, or since May 15, 2014. Please call the Rent Board staff at (510) 981-7368 for current rent ceiling and unit status information. Thank you for your patience as we improve our services.

This data reflects APPARENT lawful rent ceilings and registration status in the City of Berkeley.  The apparent rent ceiling is informational, has not been certified as legal, may include temporary increases, and should not be relied upon for any legal purpose.  CERTIFICATION of the lawful rent ceiling may be obtained by requesting a certification of the rent ceiling.  The rent ceiling listed is only valid for units with a current registration status of "RENTED."  For all other units, the rent ceiling listed is the last known rent ceiling plus annual general adjustments granted since the last rented date.  The "tenancy started" field contains the start date of the last tenancy reported to the Board since January 1, 1996; a blank entry in this field indicates that the current tenancy began before January 1, 1996.  

The information provided may be inaccurate because:

  • a tenancy started since January 1, 1996, was not reported;
  • actual rent charged at the beginning of a tenancy was inaccurately reported;
  • the actual rent reported and being collected is illegally high;
  • the property has not been maintained in a habitable condition;
  • a change of unit status was not reported; or
  • an error was made in entering information into the Board's database.   

If you have reason to believe that particular information in our database is incorrect, please complete a Rent Ceiling Correction Form. A short explanation of the "unit status" designations can be found at: Unit Status Designations.

Rents returned reflect the 2014 Annual General Adjustment (AGA).  

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