Rent Program Fee Now in Effect

Property owners of rental units in the City of Alameda are now required to pay a Rent Program Fee. On June 6 the City Council adopted a resolution that sets the fee at $120 for each rental unit that was rented or available to rent as of July 1, 2017. 

Landlords will begin receiving a registration form and invoice from the city this week. The fee will cover the period from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. Registration forms and payments must be returned no later than Jan. 1, 2018.

The Rent Program Fee covers the cost of administering the rent review, rent stabilization, and limitations on evictions ordinance. This ordinance provides a framework for reviewing rents, terminating tenancies and paying relocation benefits for “no fault” terminations. A complete list of types of rental units not subject to the Rent Program Fee can be found at

Call 747-4881 or write with any questions.