Richmond Rent Program


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Effective December 30, 2016

  • Measure L: The Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance 
  • Eviction protections apply to most rental units in the City of Richmond
  • The vast majority of multi-unit rental properties (including duplexes) constructed before 1995 in the City of Richmond are subject to rent control
    • Rents for rent-controlled units must reset to the “base rent”, or the rent paid on July 21, 2015 (or the first date that rent was paid after this date)
    • The Maximum Allowable Rent is equal to the base rent, plus all applicable Annual General Adjustment rent increases
    • Any excess rent paid in excess of the Maximum Allowable Rent following December 30, 2016, MUST be refunded to the Tenant in the form of a Cashier's check. Proof must be submitted using the online "Proof of Excess Rent Refund" form. See Regulation 17-05 for detail.
    • Visit the Rent Increase page for more information

News & Events

ENGLISH TENANT 101 FLYER, 2_17 - Resized
SPANISH, TENANT 101 FLYER, 2_17 (Resized)

February 17, 2018 Community Workshop - Tenant 101 in Richmond

Saturday, February 17, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
City Council Chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804

This workshop is designed for tenants who would like to learn more about Rent Program rules and regulations.

Topics for discussion include:
  • Just Cause for Eviction
  • Relocation Payments
  • Allowable rent increases
  • Timeline for rent increases
Space is limited - RSVP today: 

Draft Rent Registration, Vacancy Rent Increase, and Individual Rent Ceiling Regulations Available for Review

Proposed Rent Board regulations governing rent registration, vacancy rent increases, and standards for individual rent ceiling adjustments are now available for public review and comment.

Please visit the Rent Adjustment Regulations page for details.

Rental Housing Fee Payment Due Date Extended to February 2, 2018

The Rental Housing Fee is $145 per Rental Unit and must be paid by all owners of residential property as required by the Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance.

Payment of the Rental Housing Fee is due no later than February 2, 2018. After February 2, 2018, late payment penalties will apply.

Visit the Billing page for more information.

Rent Program Holiday Closure and Modified Office Hours (January 8, 2018 - March 2, 2018)

The Rent Program office will observe the City Hall closure beginning Monday, December 25th, 2017, with the office re-opening on Monday, January 2nd, 2018.

Rent Program staff members appreciate your patience during the program’s initial startup and look forward to continuing to serve the community in the new year.

To allow for staff training and further program development, the Rent Program office will operate on a modified office hour schedule from Monday, January 8th, 2018, through Friday, March 2, 2018:

Monday:          9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday:         CLOSED
Wednesday:    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday:        CLOSED
Friday:             9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

English Modified Hours Flier SPANISH Modified Hours Flier

Contact Us

440 Civic Center Plaza
2nd Floor 
Richmond, CA 94804
Monday - Friday
9:00 am -12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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