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Any property with a Rental Unit, as defined in Section 11.100.030 of the Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance, is subject to the Rental Housing Fee. This includes units exempt from rent control but subject to just cause for eviction requirements, such as properties with one dwelling unit on one parcel, condominiums, and new construction.
Each year, the Richmond City Council adopts the Rental Housing Fee for the upcoming fiscal year following a recommendation from the Rent Board. The amount of the Rental Housing Fee for past, current, and future years is contained in the table below.
Landlords are encouraged to pay the Rental Housing Fee online at https://etrakit.ci.richmond.ca.us. Under the “Permits” heading, click, “Pay Fees.” Select your name from the “Contractor/Landlord Login.” Your password is the highest APN (parcel) number of all rental properties you own in the City of Richmond (first nine digits, no dashes.)
Alternatively, Landlords may send a check to the City of Richmond Rent Program, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 200, Richmond, CA 94804. Please include your FRJC# and phone number on the check.
Payment of the Rental Housing Fee is due (postmarked) within thirty-five (35) days of the date printed on the top of the invoice.
In order to qualify for the FY 2020-2021 Governmentally-Subsidized Rental Housing Fee, the owner must be participating in one of the following programs for the Rental Unit in question (see Regulation 202 for detail):
A. Rental units in which a tenant household holds a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and where the rent not does exceed the Payment Standard as published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
B. Rental units for which the rent is subsidized by the Project-Based Section 8 Program
C. Rental units that are “rent restricted” in a Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program Project. “Rent Restricted” means the rent charged for the unit is affordable for a qualifying Tenant pursuant to the Regulatory Agreement.
D. Rental units for which the rent is subsidized by the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program
E. Rental units that are “rent restricted” under a regulatory agreement between a governmental agency and a property owner. “Rent Restricted” means the rent charged for the unit is affordable for a qualifying Tenant pursuant to the Regulatory Agreement.
Yes. Failure to pay the Rental Housing Fee before the filing of an Unlawful Detainer (eviction) lawsuit is a complete defense to an unlawful detainer (RMC 11.100.060(s)(3)).
In addition, the City Council adopted monetary penalties for late payment of the Rental Housing Fee, as shown in the table below. The City Council is also authorized to assess a lien on property where there are outstanding Rental Housing Fees (see Ordinance No. 16-17). Furthermore, Landlords with delinquent Rental Housing Fees may be referred to collections.
The Rental Housing Fee is assessed to a Rental Unit, not the Landlord. The Rent Ordinance requires that all Landlords pay the Rental Housing Fee, and defines Landlords as including all successors of interest. As such, the owner on the property title, as recorded by the Contra Costa County Assessor, is responsible for paying the Rental Housing Fee, irrespective of when the property title was transferred.
The Rent Program is designed to be a cost-recovery department, meaning its operations will not require assistance from the City’s General Fund. Instead, the Rent Program will rely on the Rental Housing Fee to generate the funds necessary to provide services to landlords, tenants, and community members:
• Counseling for Landlords, Tenants, and other community members in our office, over the phone, and by email – we are available Monday-Friday to answer any questions
• Monthly Community Workshops provide education to Landlords and Tenants about the requirements of the Rent Ordinance, Relocation Ordinance, and related policies and regulations
• Print materials: PowerPoint presentations, notice templates, resource guides, fact sheets, etc.
• Legal services referrals to community services agencies
• A hearings and petition process (at no additional cost)
• A mediation program (at no additional cost)
The amount of the Rental Housing Fee is based on the annual operating budget adopted by the Rent Board.
Further reading: 2020-21 Rent Program Budget and Fee Study
You may also contact the Bay Area Legal Aid Contra Costa County at (510) 233-9954.
If you are a senior citizen in need of legal services, contact Contra Costa Legal Assistance for the Elderly at (510)374-3713 or online at http://www.seniorlegalservices.org/ Lawyer Referral...
Resolution No. 27-06
A filing fee of $150 must be paid at the time the appeal is filed. If the fee is not paid at the time the appeal is filed, the appeal is returned to the appellant with instruction that the appeal is not considered filed until the fee is paid.
Public Hearing for appeals must be scheduled and heard within 30 days after the appeal is filed. The Clerk selects the date of the hearing and sends a letter to the appellant informing him/her of the date of the hearing and the hearing procedures. [Online Fillable Form]
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Contact the Police Department's abandoned hotline number at 510-620-6644.
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The Administrative Citation for the first offense is $250.00 per Richmond Municipal Code (RMC) violation, the 2nd Administrative Citation $500.00 per RMC violation, and 3rd Administrative Citation $1,000.00 per RMC violations OR the Officer can issue a Non-Compliance Notification in the amount of $308.00 ($243.00 for Inspection and Notice and $65.00 Re-Inspection). The City may also abate the violation at the property owners expense.
You also have the right to an Appeal which must be filed within the time frame given for correction. There is a cost to file an Appeal. A Hardship Waiver package can also be obtained from the Code Enforcement Unit.
If your Appeal is granted you will be notified of the date and time of Hearing.
Each owner of a premises shall start services within seven (7) days of the occupancy of a premises. If owner fails to start service, the collector shall give owner a written notification that such service is required. If service is not initiated within fifteen (15) days from the date of mailing of notice, then collector shall initiate and continue service for the owner.
It is the duty of every owner of any premises to maintain receptacles provided by the collector for receiving and holding all the solid wastes created or accumulated upon said premises between the times for the collection of the solid waste, and to deposit all such solid waste therein. All receptacles shall be kept in a sanitary condition at all times and shall not be placed within the limits of any street or other public place in the City, except that the owner of any premises shall place receptacles at the curb in a location reasonably convenient for semi-automated or automated collection on the regularly scheduled days established by the City or the collector for collection of solid wastes in the area.
Every owner of a single or multiple-family residential dwelling shall provide and keep receptacles of an adequate size and in sufficient numbers to contain, without overflowing, all the refuses generated by the dwelling residents within the designated removal period. The owner shall provide a minimum of one receptacle per family residential dwelling unit or the equivalent thereof as agreed between the owner and the collector pursuant to Richmond Municipal Code 9.20.170.
Contact Code Enforcement Administrative staff at 510- 620-6944 for additional information.
Yes, the City will still hold Council meetings; however, the City Council will participate via teleconferencing. How to watch the meeting from home:
KCRT – Comcast Channel 28 or AT&T Uverse Channel 99
Livestream online at http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/3178/KCRT-Live
Yes, all public safety departments will be available, with modified public access.
The Police Department lobby will NOT be open to the public. Please call 911 for emergency services, use the phone outside of the lobby doors, or contact our non-emergency line 510-233-1214 to file a report.
For more information about specific city departments, please visit Impact to City Services and Facilities.
All public spaces will remain open for use. When using them, please be mindful of your safety and maintaining social distance.
Yes, all garbage, recycling, and other waste will still be picked up on the scheduled days.
Yes, street sweeping is still occurring. Starting October 1, 2020, citations will be issued for vehicles not moved during their designated street sweeping times. Residents requiring special consideration can contact Sgt. D. Decious at 510-621-1578 for additional assistance.
Health Information and Community Resources
Our Paratransit services are still available for seniors and disabled individuals.
In regards transit services (Bart & AC Transit), services remain unchanged
Yes, all public transit options (bus, train) will still be running their regular schedule. Please be mindful of social distancing when taking public transportation.
Please visit https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/ for more information or reach out to the Contra Costa Health Services for more information about which businesses are affected by the Public Health Order.
For any other questions or concerns about the “shelter-in-place” order, please visit https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/ for more information or reach out to the Contra Costa Health Services.
Please call (844)-729-8410 available 8 am – 5 pm
A Landlord must enroll with the Rent Board all of a Landlord’s Rental Units, except for those that are fully exempted from the provisions of the Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause For Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance pursuant to Regulation 201.
Once a property enrollment form has been submitted, it doesn’t need to be submitted again for until there is a change in (1) Ownership (mailing, address, phone number, email, etc.) or (2) change in Property Manager/ Agent, or a (3) change in the status of a rental unit. The form for updating a Property Enrollment form is known as an Amended Enrollment Form.
Owners of any properties containing more than one dwelling unit on the parcel (2+ units) that were built prior to February 1, 1995, must complete a Tenancy Registration form for each Rental Unit on the property, with the exemption of Rental Units receiving governmental subsidy (e.g. Section 8, LIHTC, Section 202). Please note that properties containing a “single family home” built prior to February 1, 1995, with one or more additional unpermitted residential dwelling units are considered multi-unit properties and require the completion of Tenancy Registration forms.
If a Landlord has failed to: (1) enroll a Rental Unit with the Rent Board as provided in Regulation 405; (2) register a tenancy in a Controlled Rental Unit with the Rent Board as provided in Regulation 402 and Regulation 405; and/or (3) file with the Board a notice of a rent increase, change in terms of tenancy, or termination of tenancy as provided in Regulation 603 and Regulation 1001, a Tenant in an unlawful detainer action may obtain from a Rent Program staff member a Certification stating that to the best of the knowledge of the Rent Board staff, the Rental Unit was not enrolled, the tenancy in a Controlled Rental Unit was not registered, and/or the required notice was not filed with the Rent Board in accordance with this Regulation, and assert the aforementioned noncompliance as an affirmative defense in an unlawful detainer action.
Landlords must submit a new Tenancy Registration form when there is a complete turnover of original occupants in a rental unit. Access the Tenancy Registration form at the following link: https://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/47797/Tenancy-Registration-Form-Fillable
Please visit www.richmondrent.org/enroll and complete the Amended Property Enrollment form with the information you want to update.
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Under License Tab
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Fee Tab indicates the amount due
Verify amount and select “Pay All Fees”
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On October 28, 2018, the City of Richmond declared a shelter crisis, finding that the health and safety of unhoused people is threatened by a lack of shelter. According to the Contra Costa County Homeless Continuum of Care 2018 Annual Report, that year, 1,119 persons lost their housing in the City of Richmond and 333 unsheltered people slept and lived in Richmond after becoming homeless.
The Contra Costa County Homeless Continuum of Care 2018 Annual Report compiles data from the Point in Time Count (PIT), Service data from Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and consumer surveys and interviews. However, getting an accurate count of the homeless population is challenging because of the mobility of the population, the cyclical nature of homelessness, and the barriers to interviewing the homeless population.
We often get the question, “What is the City doing to combat homelessness?”
In general, the city can impact homelessness in several ways:
1. Set policies that encourage the development of affordable and low income housing;
2. Set policies to prevent residents from going into homelessness;
3. Collaborate with the Contra Costa Counties Continuum of Care (COC) to advocate, partner, support and expand resources for the unhoused in Richmond.
4. Enact policies and programs that address homelessness.
Additionally, the City of Richmond declared a shelter crisis on October 28, 2018 finding that the health and safety of unhoused people is threatened by a lack of shelter and the City passed a resolution declaring homelessness a public health emergency. These two resolutions allow the City an expanded range of options when looking towards both long term and temporary solutions for homelessness. The City of Richmond does not have a Health and Human Services department, but the City contracts with Contra Costa County Department of Health, Housing and Human Services (H3) to provide a Coordinated Outreach Referral Engagement (C.O.R.E) team to connect unsheltered people to the County’s Continuum of Care, the range of services provided to help people stay housed and access housing and services.
The City of Richmond, like many cities, is experiencing the impacts of rising levels of homelessness. Many of these individuals lack the transportation, resources, and ability to access traditional services within the coordinated system of care. To improve access to services, Contra Costa County established a Coordinated Outreach Referral and Engagement Team (C.O.R.E). C.O.R.E assists the unsheltered with obtaining short term and long term housing, transportation, mental health referrals, food and health care.
In 2019 the City of Richmond partnered with the San Pablo Police Department and initiated a C.O.R.E Homeless Outreach Engagement Team dedicated to the Richmond/San Pablo area. The C.O.R.E team is part of a comprehensive strategy to focus on homelessness. C.O.R.E provides routine intervention services for the homeless population to include housing assistance, shelter placement, mental health wrap around services and health care. CORE is set up to work with city staff to provide outreach services to local encampments. The City of San Pablo provides cost sharing benefits and joint planning in this effort. A similar effort was spearheaded by Martinez and Pleasant Hill.
The benefits of a comprehensive strategy to focus on homelessness include:
• Identifying homeless individuals and gathering data about their specific problems (mental health issues, drug or alcohol dependencies, poverty, etc.). The outreach liaison can make referrals specific to these underlying problems.
• Identifying whether any homeless individuals have family members that can assist in supporting them.
• Engaging the unhoused and connecting them with housing, medical, economic, and mental health services.
• Building trust between the outreach liaison, city departments, and the homeless community in order to find solutions that do not solely focus on enforcement.
• Providing ongoing support to the chronically homeless.
C.O.R.E can be contacted by calling 211. Call 211 and speak with a dispatcher or leave a message regarding the individual who may need help, their location, and a call back number.
Currently, due to the pandemic, the CORE team is part of the essential outreach response to prevent the spread of coronavirus among the unhoused community. Initially C.O.R.E placed the most vulnerable populations into the Project Roomkey Hotels. Due to the impact of COVID-19, CORE has temporarily suspended its transportation services for the unhoused.
C.O.R.E teams are not designed for emergency response. For medical or other emergencies, dial 911.
If you have more questions about C.O.R.E functions, please contact or Captain Walle at email@example.com. If you have questions about the C.O.R.E contract, or the Homeless Taskforce, contact Crime Prevention Manager Michelle Milam at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call 211 or Text “HOPE” to 20121 to get the County’s services. There is free confidential service available 24/7. Callers will be matched and referred to appropriate programs for:
a. Basic needs services (meals, bathrooms, mail, laundry)
b. Lunch served bagged, to-go (2 to-go meals per person per day, 7 days/week)
c. Non-emergency medical attention
d. Mental health support
e. General help
f. Case management, Monday to Friday, from 9 am-3 pm
Please note C.O.R.E teams are not designed for emergency response. For medical or other emergencies, dial 911.
If the person is between the ages of 14-24 and has run away, been thrown out, or are feeling unsafe in their home, there are free and voluntary services: 1-800-610-9400
Call 211 to be connected to the County’s services. Please note C.O.R.E teams are not designed for emergency response. For medical or other emergencies, dial 911.
The Richmond Rent Board has published a list of non-profit resources that provide financial assistance to help people maintain their housing. Please see page 3 and 4 for a list of these non-profits (http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/41438/Updated-Landlord-and-Tenant-Resources-Directory-4-20-18?bidId=)
In 2017, the City Council established a homeless taskforce. A series of nine policy findings were established by a collaborative team of city, community members, non-profits, and the county to provide direction to Richmond on how to impact homelessness. These policy findings are utilized to develop an annual list of priorities for the City of Richmond. The homeless taskforce is open to the public and meets on the last Thursday of every month. During the pandemic the taskforce meets at 1:00 pm on Zoom. To be added to the contact list please email Taskforce coordinator Michelle Milam at email@example.com
• C.O.R.E Homeless Outreach Partnership with San Pablo – Richmond currently has expanded homeless outreach services to the unhoused community. In 2018 the city enacted a partnership with San Pablo, Contra Costa County Health, Housing and Homeless Services, to provide resource navigation and outreach to those experiencing homelessness. Services include intake, housing and shelter placement, health care referrals, mental health referrals, and during the pandemic assistance on COVID-19 testing in partnership with local healthcare providers.
• The City Council voted to establish a pilot interim sheltering project and directed the Planning department conducted an eight-month survey to study best practices on develop a Safe Parking Program. The City Council allocated $300K in lieu fees to launch the project, and is currently working to identify an appropriate site.
• The City has developed a partnership with the SOS (Safe Organized Spaces) Team. SOS is currently spearheading a Richmond Streets Team. The Streets Team employs unsheltered individuals to respond to homelessness and neighborhood streets impacted by dumping and encampments throughout Richmond. The team conducts neighborhood outreach with debris removal, sanitation and hygiene interventions, and community-building processes that lead to improved encampment conditions where unsheltered individuals reside and are supported to shelter-in-place.
According to Contra Costa Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) 2018 Annual Report:
• An average of 2,450 people were served each month.
• 58% of persons served in temporary and rapid rehousing exited to permanent housing.
• There was a 32% increase in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding provided over three years.
• 97% retention rate in Permanent Supportive Housing programs
• 58% of CORE outreach consumers had a positive outcome (entered shelter, warming center and/or SUD treatment)
Richmond like many smaller cities has to work within the County network to access state and federal funding for homeless services and projects. Large cities like Oakland and San Francisco receive a percentage of state and federal funding directly paid to those cities to provide services and housing to mitigate homelessness. These are largely demined by formula based on population.
In Richmond, our work has to collaborate with other entities, primarily the County to help increase and improve services for homeless individuals.
During the pandemic, the city will not be abating or moving homeless encampments with the exception of immediate health, safety and fire concerns. The City has made some provisions to increase access to hygiene facilities.
Portable Hand washing Units for the Unhoused
The City of Richmond received 6 temporary portable restroom and hand washing facilities throughout the city to promote the public health for the homeless community. The locations are as follows:
• Rydin Road (north of Central Avenue)
• Civic Center-Main Library & Auditorium
• GRIP - 165 22nd Street
• San Pablo Ave & Richmond Greenway
COVID-19 Emergency Housing For Unsheltered Community
In March the governor’s office announced that it would be providing support to local communities to help provide emergency housing for the homeless population. The purpose of the effort is to limit the exposure of the unsheltered community to COVID-19, particularly seniors and those with pre-existing conditions. Contra Costa County received the emergency funding from the state. Funding is limited and cannot house every person impacted.
In compliance with health officers recommendation to empty the shelters and congregate living facilities there have been two facilities identified in the City of Richmond by Contra Costa County Health, Housing and Homeless Services. The identified locations are the Courtyard, by Marriott, and the Sure Stay by Best Western.
The Marriott location will house clients from the Bay Area Rescue mission residents, some from Brookside Shelter and some from GRIP’s warming center. Individuals and families who will be occupying these rooms are from west county and considered high risk based on their age or health condition. GRIP will be the on-site provider and food vendor. The clients are not those who have tested positive for COVID-19. The county is providing testing to those in congregate living facilities.
For more information, visit Contra Costa Health Services’ website.
Additional Local Homelessness Resources
• Unsheltered individuals are currently exempt from the shelter in place order.
• View CCHS’ Coronavirus and Homelessness Frequently Asked Questions
• Healthcare for the Homeless
• CCHS Guidance for Those at High Risk
• Link to CC Health, Housing, and Homeless Services
• Supervisor John Gioia’s Food Distribution Site Map for Contra Costa County
• Help for the Unhoused
• Download PDF summary of resources
Local Rental and Eviction Resources
• City of Richmond Issues Supplemental Order Prohibiting Rent Increases and/or Evictions for Residential and Commercial Rental Units: The Director of Emergency Services issued a Supplemental Order, effective April 27, 2020, which extends the prohibition on certain types of evictions to commercial tenants and also prohibits rent increases on residential properties with more than one dwelling unit that were constructed before February 1, 1995 (including LIHTC properties) through May 31, 2020, or any extension of the local emergency
• Revised Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Rentals: What Richmond Tenants and Landlords Need to Know Fact Sheet (English & Spanish)
• Access the Letter Template for Tenants to Inform Landlords of Their Inability to Pay Rent Due to the Financial Impacts of COVID-19: English | Spanish
• If you have any questions about the Supplemental Order, please contact the Rent Program at 510-234-RENT(7368) or firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with a Housing Counselor. For updates, visit their website
State of California’s Housing and Homeless Information
• Under the Governor’s Executive Order, through May 31, 2020, evictions related to non-payment of rent for COVID-19-related economic hardships have been halted. If you are financially impacted by COVID-19 and can’t pay your full rent, make sure to let your landlord know in writing no later than seven days after the rent is due, and save documentation as proof. Learn of other financial assistance.
• Many utility providers are not shutting off services due to non-payment. Check with the California Public Utilities Commission for more information.
• The Governor has also reached an agreement with financial institutions to give relief to people who can’t pay their mortgages as a result of COVID-19. California is placing a moratorium on foreclosure sales or evictions for 60 days.
• California Awards $100 Million to Cities, Counties and Continuums of Care to Help People Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19 Pandemic
• Funding Formula Breakdown
• View more at https://covid19.ca.gov/housing-and-homelessness/
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(2) When you hire a company to make repairs to your sewer or water line and all permits are obtained from the Engineering Division 510-307-8091 make sure pictures of the roots are taken and call 510-231-3075 to view the roots with the trench still open. You can then file a claim with the City Clerk's Office 510-620-6513 for reimbursement of costs.
Call the Records Section of the Police Department at 510-620-6675 to confirm the report is available. Reports are usually ready for pickup in about 7 to 10 days and cost $21 per report. Certain offense reports may not be released if the case is under investigation or there will be a danger to any individual listed on the report. No juvenile information will be given out.
Yes. We call this a "vacation home" and we like to know about them. Please call the Dispatch Manager Michael Schlemmer at 510-620-6660 or email at email@example.com to report your vacation home information.
First, you will need to provide us with the vehicle license plate number or VIN. If you are the owner, you must have a valid California driver’s license. If the vehicle is currently registered, under most circumstances, we can issue a release ($172 release fee). You will be responsible for towing and storage fees to the tow company. You may also be responsible for administrative fees to the Richmond Police Department. There are specific Vehicle Codes and Municipal Codes that allow the Richmond Police Department to charge up to $425.00, depending on the situation. If your vehicle was impounded for driving without a license, and had been previously towed for the same violation, it can be held in impound for a period of 30 days. You will have to contact the Records section at 510-620-6675 *1, and you may have to speak with a detective to obtain a release.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - Live Scan by appointment only 8:00AM - 10:00am and 4:00PM - 6PM.
To obtain one’s criminal history record, you will need to make an appointment for Live Scan. The Live Scan fee is $96 (please note this fee may vary).The Live Scan form may be obtained at the Richmond Police Department Records Section. Criminal history/record results will be mailed directly to you by the Department of Justice.
To clear a warrant you can surrender yourself to any police department. You may be issued a citation with a court date or be held in jail with or without bail.
Persons eligible to participate in the ride-along program are: 1.Officials of the City of Richmond 2.District Attorneys 3.Potential police candidates for employment 4.Richmond residents or business owners 5.Students who reside or attend school within the city limits A Citizen Ride Along Program Record form must be filled out and submitted to the Watch Commander in order to schedule the ride-along. There are specific requirements which must be met, and an Agreement to Assume Certain Risks and Indemnify the Richmond Police Department must also be signed. For further information you may contact the Watch Commander at 510-620-1801.
Explorer Program:To become involved in the Explorer Program you can contact Explorer Program Coordinator Sergeant Melgoza at 510-620-1598. You must fill out an application and mail it to 1701 Regatta Blvd, Richmond, CA, attention Sergeant Melgoza.
To obtain a restraining order contact the Contra Costa County Clerk’s Office in Richmond 510-374-3138 or Martinez 925-646-2950.
Public parking is available in the lot located in front of the building.
Check our webpage for the "Century of Service" page.
You can also call the West County Conflict Resolution Panel, which is made up of trained community service volunteers. This is a FREE service and will assist you in working toward mutual resolutions. The phone number is 925-687-8844 extension 301.
For a complaint: Submit a Service/Personnel Complaint Form. The form is available in the column at the upper left of the RPD Home page. This page must be printed out, filled in, and signed by the complainant. In the alternative, you may call the Office of Professional Accountability at 510-620-6664 or speak directly to the employee's supervisor.
A second area, the “inner perimeter” keeps officers and other emergency personnel out of the identified crime scene and helps protect evidence from being destroyed. All persons entering and exiting must be logged in and out. Once the Crime Scene Investigator and the Detectives have finished their investigation the area is re-opened to the public.
Every effort is made to reunite evidence and found property with its lawful owner. However, evidence determined to be relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation cannot be released until it has been determined if any charges will be filed with the court and/or a detective authorizes the release. Statutes of limitations also determine how long evidence can be stored. The longest an item can be kept is 99 years (homicide evidence) and the shortest is about 2 years. Every few years, the Property Technicians conduct thorough inventories of evidence and property. Evidence and found property that is unclaimed and in good condition is catalogued and sent to public auction. Any money derived from the sale comes back to the Police Department.
Awarding to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder limits our ability to develop business relationships with suppliers. Because of this, we maintain an arms length association with suppliers. This is one of the many ways we try to minimize corruption in public procurement. Our goal is to treat all suppliers the same.
You may expend considerable time and money in presenting your product to an individual department in the hopes of making a sale. If you do this, remember the purchase may eventually be made by competitive bid and be awarded to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder.
NEVER SHIP MATERIALS OR INITIATE ANY SERVICES, WITHOUT A PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER!
For more rental information, please call (510) 620-6793
The Rental Housing Fee funds the Rent Program, the Agency responsible for enforcement of the Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance (Rent Ordinance), approved by Richmond voters in November 2016 and codified in Section 11.100 of the Richmond Municipal Code.
The Rent Program offers the following services to community members (this list is not exhaustive; the tasks below are identified for illustrative purposes only):
The Rental Housing Fee also funds administrative functions of the Rent Program, including, but not limited to:
For more information about how the amount of the Rental Housing Fee is determined, please see the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget and Rental Housing Fee Study, approved by the Rent Board on March 20, 2019.
The Annual General Adjustment rent increase may only be applied if the tenancy began PRIOR TO September 1 of the PRIOR year. Prior to June 30 each year, the Rent Board announces the amount of the Annual General Adjustment. The Annual General Adjustment is not effective, and may not be imposed, prior to September 1. Consistent with State law, a minimum 30-day notice of a rent increase is required. For more information, please visit http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/3376/Rent-Increase.
Visit richmondrent.org/enroll to access the online enrollment form.
Call (510) 234-RENT (7368) to speak with a Rent Program Services Analyst (phones are attended to Monday through Friday, from 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 4 PM.) Alternatively, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Rent Program office, located on the second floor of 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804, Monday through Friday, from 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 4 PM.
The Rental Housing Fee may be paid online, in-person, or by mail. Please visit richmondrent.org/billing for payment instructions. Payment instructions are included on the Rental Housing Fee invoice mailed to property owners. Didn't receive an invoice? Please call (510) 234 - RENT (7368) for assistance.
The Rent Program does not administer nor regulate the law centered around emotional support, assistance, or services animals. Such an administration falls solely with the State and Federal Government. Nor does the Rent Program maintain the accuracy of information provided through the Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) websites or brochures.
To understand your rights and obligations as it relates to emotional support, assistance, or services animals, please contact an attorney.
For a directory of free and low-cost legal assistance, please refer to the Rent Program resource directory, at http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/41438/Updated-Landlord-and-Tenant-Resources-Directory-4-20-18?bidId=.
There is also information online that may inform you of your rights and obligations. For your convenience, staff has attached hyperlinks to HUD’s website describing rights obligations as it pertains to emotional support, assistance, or services animals:https://archives.hud.gov/news/2013/servanimals_ntcfheo2013-01.pdfhttps://archives.hud.gov/news/2013/huddojstatement.pdfhttps://archives.hud.gov/news/2013/pr13-060.cfm
On June 19, 2019, the Rent Board rescinded Subsection (C) of Regulation 605, eliminating the requirement for Landlords to return excess rent via a cashier’s check with 10 days. In lieu of this requirement, and upon agreement of the Tenant, excess rent may be returned to the Tenant through the execution of a repayment agreement between the Tenant and Landlord, a reduction of Tenant’s rent until the amount is satisfied, the Landlord's partial payment of the amount owed combined with a reduction in rent, or other calculable forms of repayment. Under Section 11.100.100 of the Richmond Municipal Code, Tenants may not waive any provisions of the Rent Ordinance, which means that under any repayment plan, Tenants cannot waive or modify the amount of excess rent owed. The Tenant may only agree to modify the method and form of repayment. As is prudent practice, Landlords and Tenants are encouraged to document any agreement in writing and may request mediation through the Rent Program to facilitate an excess rent repayment agreement. Tenants who choose not to agree to a repayment plan, or whose Landlord fails to adhere to a previously agreed upon repayment plan, may file an Excess Rent petition with the Rent Program to compel the Landlord to refund any excess rent owed.
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