Questions about how Richmond's rent control and just cause for eviction laws affect your rental property? Please call (510) 234-RENT (7368) or visit the Rent Program Office, located on the second floor of 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804, to speak with a Rent Program Services Analyst.

Questions may also be submitted via email to

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Deadline for filing MNOI Petitions with a Current Year of 2021 is December 31, 2022. Any Petition filed in 2023 will have a Current Year of 2022. For more information on Rent Adjustment Petition, visit the Petition Forms web page at the following link here. 

Prior to filing a Petition, contact a the Richmond Rent Program to speak with a Housing Counselor. Schedule an appointment by calling (510) 234-RENT(7368) or submit an Appointment Request Form

Enrollment and Noticing Requirements


Landlords and owners of residential Rental Units located within the City of Richmond must enroll all Rental Units with the Rent Program.

The simplest way to complete the Rent Program Enrollment Form is to submit the online form on the Forms page: Rent Program Forms


In accordance with Rent Board Regulations 603 and 1001, Landlords are required to file a copy of all rental increase notices, change of terms of tenancy and tenancy termination notices with the Rent Board within two business days after serving the Tenant the notice. Proof of service with time and date of service must be included with the notice filed with the City (RMC 11.100.060(s)). Please visit the Forms page to obtain copies of all relevant notices and forms for your property: Rent Program Forms.

Enrollment with the Richmond Rent Program requires fees including but not limited to an enrollment fee, business license, and rental inspection program compliance. Please visit the Fees page for more information: Rent Program Fees.

Terms to Know

  1. Rent Control
  2. Just Cause for Eviction
  3. Base Rent
  4. Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  5. Maximum Allowable Rent
Establishes maximum annual rent increases for residential housing units. Not all residential properties are subject to rent control.


Richmond Rent Program Brochure

Rent Program info brochure FINAL

Guía del Programa de Renta de la Ciudad de Richmond

Rent Program info brochure SPANISH

FY 2023-2024 Fee Summary

FY 2023-2024 Fee Summary

Resumen de tarifas del año fiscal 2023-2024

FY 2023-2024 Fee Summary - Spanish
Tenant and Landlord Resources Directory
Directorio de Recursos para Propietarios e Inquilinos

The City welcomes suggestions for other resources to be included on this list.

Please note: The City cannot provide legal advice to private citizens and groups. Please refer to the resources above for legal assistance.