Enrollment and Registration

At their meeting on February 21, 2018, the Richmond Rent Board adopted Chapter 4, Registration and Fees, of the City of Richmond Rent Board Regulations, requiring Enrollment and Registration with the Richmond Rent Program.

In order to be in compliance with this Chapter, a Landlord or the Landlord’s representative must:

  1. Enroll with the Rent Board all 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.
  2. Register with the Rent Board any and all tenancies in Controlled Rental Unit/s.
  3. Pay to the City of Richmond the Residential Rental Housing Fee, Business License Tax, and any other fees applicable to Rental Units in the City of Richmond. For more information, please visit the Fees page. 

Properties subject to Property Enrollment and Tenancy Registration (click to expand)

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Procedure for Property Enrollment and Tenancy Registration (REFER TO LINKS TO ONLINE FORMS BELOW)

  1. Enroll all Rental Units, except for those that are Fully Exempt from the Ordinance, with the Rent Program at:               https://etrakit.ci.richmond.ca.us/login.aspx?lt=contractor&rd=~/PermitApplication/confirmation.aspx                                                                       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.)
  2. Complete the Tenancy Registration Form (if applicable) for Tenancies in Controlled Rental Units at:     https://etrakit.ci.richmond.ca.us/login.aspx?lt=contractor&rd=~/PermitApplication/confirmation.aspx                                                                       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.) 
  3. If you are having difficulty filling out the online versions of the form, please complete, print, and file the applicable forms below with the Rent Program using one of the following methods:                                                                                                                                                             - In Person: Deliver to Rent Program, located on the 2nd floor of 440 Civic Center Plaza                                                                                   - By Mail: Mail to the City of Richmond Rent Program located at 440 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 200, Richmond, CA 94804.ATTN:                         Registration and Billings Unit
  4. Pay the Residential Rental Housing Fee                                                                                                                                                                     - Landlords may 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.)
Printable Property Enrollment Form and Example Printable Tenancy Registration Form and Example
Property Enrollment Form  Tenancy Registration Form 
Property Enrollment Form EXAMPLE Tenancy Registration Form EXAMPLE