Annual program fee payments now being accepted

Published on May 31, 2022

Log in to Rent Registry to verify registration, apply for exemptions, and submit payment online

Payments are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 Rent Program annual fee. Property owners may pay the fee by logging in to their Rent Registry account to pay by credit card. Owners also will receive a mailed invoice indicating the total fees due, with instructions on how to pay by check.

The following fees are owed on all rental units in the City of Alameda:

  • $155 for fully regulated units: This includes all multi-unit properties (two or more units on a legal lot or record) built before February 1995.
  • $105 for partially regulated units: This includes single-family homes (and any permitted accessory dwelling units on the same lot), condominiums, and townhouses, as well as multi-unit properties built after February 1995.
  • No fee is due for privately owned units in the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program: The City Council has again agreed to cover these fees to encourage participation in the subsidization program.

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, 2022, to June 30, 2023.

Landlords have until July 31, 2022, to verify registration information, apply for any new exemptions, and pay any fees owed. Beginning August 1, 2022, a 10% late penalty will be applied, with an additional 10% added each successive month until a maximum penalty of 60% has been reached.

Fee amounts are updated annually in accordance with Resolution 15771(PDF, 2MB)

For questions about fees owed on a unit or how to apply for an exemption, contact the Rent Program at or 510-747-4346. For questions about submitting payment, past payments, or business licenses, contact the City of Alameda Finance Department at 510-747-4881.

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