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NOTICE: The State of California COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act tenant eviction protections end on September 30, 2021. Other components of the act including rent relief are still in place. Click here for resources and more tenant protection information related to COVID-19.

 

 

ABOUT OUR TENANT PROTECTION PROGRAM

Sacramento’s Tenant Protection Program was created to assist residential tenants with increasing rental rates by establishing limits on annual rent increases. For longer-term tenants, it also provides protection from unwarranted lease termination. The program helps provide renters in the City of Sacramento with more stability to help them remain in their rental unit.

Read the full Tenant Protection and Relief Act Ordinance.

THREE PRIMARY PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • Rental Property Registration and Program Fees
    • Landlords must register rental units annually (subject to the code).
    • Landlords must pay an annual Tenant Protection Program fee of $20 per unit.
    • Registration information and program fee invoices are mailed directly to landlords.
    • Click here for more detailed information on the Tenant Protection Program Rental Property Registration process.
  • Maximum Rate Increase Limit
    • Maximum allowable rental rate increase cannot exceed 5 percent plus the change in the CPI.
    • Maximum rental rate increase is updated annually. Effective July 1, 2022, the maximum rate increase is 10 percent.
    • Rental rate cannot be increased more than once every 12 months and applies to all tenants regardless of how long they have resided in the unit.
    • Landlord can petition City to have hearing examiner review a rent increase above the maximum. Documentation is required to justify the request.
  • Eviction Protections
    • Landlord must offer to renew rental housing agreement if the tenant has resided in the unit for more than 12 months plus one day.
    • Evictions are prohibited without a “just cause” reason once tenant has resided in rental unit for more than 12 months.
    • For more detailed information on the “just cause” reasons for eviction and how to request a pre-eviction hearing if you believe a landlord has violated the code, click here.

2022 ANNUAL MAXIMUM RENT INCREASE ADJUSTMENT

Effective July 1, 2022, the annual rent adjustment maximum is 10%. For additional information on the annual rent adjustment including how it is determined, please click here.

Annual Rent Adjustment Maximum Allowable Increases

Effective September 12, 2019 through January 13, 2020

 8.5%

Effective January 14, 2020 through June 30, 2020

 8.3%

Effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

 6.0%

Effective July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

 9.0%

Effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

 10.0%

RENTAL PROPERTY REGISTRY EXEMPTION REQUESTS

PLEASE­ DO NOT USE THE ON-LINE RENTAL PROPERTY REGISTRY RENEWAL TO SUBMIT EXEMPTION REQUESTS. IF YOU ARE RENEWING AN EXEMPTION REQUEST, YOU MUST MAIL IN THE TENANT PROTECTION PROGRAM EXEMPTION REQUEST FORM, WHICH YOU RECEIVED IN YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY REGISTRY PACKET, ALONG WITH THE RENTAL PROPERTY REGISTRY FORM.

Registering your rental property

Online rental property registry renewal is now available if you meet the following criteria:

  • Previously registered with the Tenant Protection Program
  • No corrections are required on the Rental Property Registry Form

Submitting the online registration provides confirmation that the information reflected on your Rental Property Registry form, which you received in the mail, is correct. Please click here to proceed to online registration.

Registering your rental property:

  • Complete a Tenant Protection Program Rental Property Registry form for each rental property.
  • If you register online, please do not mail a copy of the form as this will delay processing of your registration.

Registration of your rental property is due within 30 days of receipt of your Rental Property Registry Forms. Although staff makes every effort to send program information to property owners, it is ultimately the property owner(s)’ responsibility to register their rental properties.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND PAYMENT FOR YOUR PROGRAM FEES. YOU WILL BE INVOICED AFTER THE REGISTRATION PROCESS IS COMPLETED.

Rental Property Registry Renewal Form

Fees for rental properties are now available to pay online. To submit an online payment, please click here.


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CONTACT US

Have questions on your rights and responsibilities? Need help with a rent increase or eviction notice? please contact us at 916-808-8121 or tpp@cityofsacramento.org.

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Additional Resources

Tenant Protection Program
Sacramento’s Tenant Protection Program assists residential tenants and landlords with questions about annual rent increase limits and protections for unjustified evictions, facilitating a fair rate of return or pre-eviction hearings, and administering and enforcing City code.
tpp@cityofsacramento.org 916-808-8121

Sacramento Self Help Housing / Renters Helpline
Nonprofit retained by the City of Sacramento to assists individuals and families to educate them on their rights and responsibilities, provides fair housing services, educates the community on the Tenant Protection and Relief Act, provide options for dispute resolution, screen for possible violations and provide appropriate referrals.

Renters Helpline 916-389-7877 rentershelpline@sacseflhelp.org  
Sacramento Self Help Housing 916-341-0593 info@sacselfhelp.org

Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency
SHRA administers the Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance (SERA) Program, and provides rent and utilities assistance for renters. Please contact SHRA at sera@shra.org or 916-449-1266.

Sacramento CARES Mediation Program
The Sacramento Mediation Center offers mediation services related to landlord-tenant disputes. Please contact the Sacramento Mediation Center directly to obtain information regarding their services and costs. 
sacramento@calawyersforthearts.org 916-850-9010