Annual Program Fee Schedule

Landlords pay an annual program fee to the City to cover the costs to provide and administer the Rent Program. Fee amounts are updated annually in accordance with Resolution 15771(PDF, 2MB).

The fee is owed on any residential unit that will be rented to a tenant at any time during the City’s fiscal year, from July 1 to June 30 of the following calendar year. The per-unit amount is determined by whether the property is registered as a) fully regulated and subject to all provisions of Ordinance 3250 or b) partially regulated and exempt from rent control under state law but still subject to all other provisions of Ordinance 3250. No fee is owed for rental units occupied by rent-subsidized tenants, e.g. Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) recipients. For more information on different unit types and regulation levels, please see the program FAQs.

Current fees amounts are:

Regulation Type

Per-Unit Fee for 2022-2023

Fully Regulated Units

 $155

Partially Regulated Units

 $105

Rent-Subsidized Units

 $0

 

Each year, before payment of the annual fee is due, landlords of registered properties will have an opportunity to verify information in the Rent Registry, apply for any new exemptions from the annual fee, and certify that vacant units will remain vacant. Notices are mailed to all landlords when this period begins. Landlords will also receive a mailed invoice with the amount owed based on current information in the registry.

If the fee is not paid, a 10% late penalty will be applied after the due date, with an additional 10% to be added each successive month until a maximum penalty of 60% has been reached.