State Law Information

California Tenants and Landlords(PDF, 2MB) Guide on Rights and Responsibilities by the California Department of Consumer Affairs

AB 1482 Tenant Protection Act of 2019 Read more about California’s statewide tenant protection legislation

AB 1482 Tenant Protection Act FAQ An FAQ with information about California’s statewide tenant protection legislation

Information on Evictions Information for tenants and landlords about self-help evictions. Resource by the California Courts, Judicial Branch


Fair Housing Information Presentation(PDF, 2MB) Learn more about Fair Housing under California State law


AB 291 Immigrant Tenant Protection Act(PDF, 51KB) Read more about tenant protections from deportation threats


Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act Civil Code Section 1954.50-1954.535 (Costa-Hawkins Act) lists the units that are exempt from rent control. In regard to Ordinance 3148, these units are not exempt from the ordinance as a whole, but only from a legally binding decision for rent increases. "Exempt" units are still subject to Ordinance 3249. Please contact staff if you have further questions.