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Rent & Eviction Control

Landlords who own residential real estate and want to evict tenants in cities that have passed rent or eviction (just cause) control ordinances in most cases and in most circumstances, must comply with any special additional legalities required therein and the success or failure of that eviction will hinge greatly upon full compliance. rent controlThe process starts with the proper selection of the correct eviction notice, for that city, that includes any required and special additional language that must be contained in that notice before it is handed to the tenant. Other conditions may also be required, see below. 

Listed below are the cities (or towns) that are located in the San Francisco Bay Area that have either passed rent control and/or eviction control ordinance, including any rent mediation programs. Keep in mind that most ordinances exempt single-family homes and if you’re building was constructed after 1978. 

Commercial Real Estate Exempt from Rent Control:  Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act (California Civil Code Section 1954.50-1954.535) 

Because nonpayment of rent is the most frequent cause of action for eviction, along each city name we have a link for the appropriate three-day pay or quit notice to use when the tenant has failed to pay rent in any rent and/or eviction controlled city.


City Name and Rent/Eviction/
Mediation Ordinance


Non-payment Eviction Notice Form

City of East Palo Alto
Housing Services Department
and Rent Stabilization Program 227
Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit 
(Valid Only in East Palo Alto, CA)

City of Fremont
39100 Liberty Street
Fremont, CA 94537-5006
Telephone: 510-494-4800

City of Fremont Housing Services

Residential Rent Increase Dispute Resolution Ordinance

Call for more information: 
Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit

City of Hayward
City Hall
777 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541-5007
Rent Control Review and Information
Telephone:  510-583-4454
Fax: 510-583-3660

Community and Economic Development - Services

Rent Review and Information--Links to City of Hayward, City Attorney, Services, Rent Review website.  
Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit 
(Valid Only in Hayward, CA)

Los Gatos - Los Gatos Rental Dispute Resolution Ordinance & Regulations

Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit

Mountain View - Mountain View Mediation Services Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit

Palo Alto - Palo Alto Mediation Program Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit

City of Oakland
Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

Community & Economic Development Agency (CEDA)
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

Housing & Community Development Division

250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313 
Oakland, CA 94612 
Telephone:  510-238-3501

Rent Adjustment Program

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone:  510-238-3721

For your information:  Just Cause Oakland - Tenants' Rights Information.  NOT City of Oakland operated. 
Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit(Valid Only in Oakland, CA)

City of San Francisco
City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization & Arbitration Board
(24 HR)
Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit
(Valid Only in San Francisco, CA)

City of San Jose
San José City Hall
801 North 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Telephone:  408-277-4000


Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit

City of San Leandro
Phone:  510-577-3351

Rent Review Program

c/o Community Development Department
835 E. 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
Telephone:  510-577-6004

Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit


If your eviction is not based upon non-payment of rent, it is strongly recommended that you contact our office to speak with Mr. Robert Anderson for rent control and eviction advice and use of the correct eviction form. 


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