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Guide to Oakland Rental Housing Laws and Information Sheets

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Guide to Oakland Rental Laws
Date Posted: May 30th, 2019 @ 12:11 PM
Last Updated: September 24th, 2020 @ 3:02 PM

Learn more about the Residential Rental Property Laws in Oakland. The Rent Adjustment Program has released packets of information for both tenants and property owners. These packets contain specific information about the Rent Adjustment Ordinance, local housing laws and other useful information.


Tenant Information Packet
Tenant Information Packet (Spanish)

Tenant Information Packet (Chinese)

Property Owner

Property Owner Information Packet

Property Owner Information Packet (Spanish)

Property Owner Information Packet (Chinese)

Information Sheets

Below you will find general information sheets covering covering specific topics regarding local and state rules and regulations. To learn more, please also visit the Housing Laws and Regulations section found under Topics.

Emergency Moratorium on Rent Increases and Evictions Information Sheet

Information Sheets in English

Information Sheets in Spanish

Information Sheets in Chinese

For more information, please contact the Rent Adjustment Program at (510) 238-3721 or visit an Analyst at 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 6301 during the following hours.

  • Mon: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
  • Tues through Thurs: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm