Rent Board laws and regulations

Rules, regulations, and other state and local laws affecting rental property in San Francisco.

The Rent Ordinance

The Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance. The Rent Board's version of the Rent Ordinance is not the official record of the laws or regulations of the City and County of San Francisco. It is provided for administrative and public convenience only.  

The Rent Board Rules and Regulations

The Rules and Regulations are adopted by the Rent Board's Commissioners, and govern how the Rent Ordinance is implemented.


The Rent Board Fee

Chapter 37A of the San Francisco Administrative Code. 

Security Deposit Interest on Residential Property

Chapter 49 of San Francisco Administrative Code.

Temporary Severance of specified housing services

Chapter 65A of the San Francisco Administrative Code. Compensation, Or Substitute Housing Service, for tenants affected by temporary severance of specified housing services during mandatory seismic work required by Building Code Chapter 34B.

Residential Tenant Communications

Chapter 49A of San Francisco Administrative Code.

Midtown Park Apartments

Chapter 37B of the San Francisco Administrative Code.

Purchase paper copies

You can purchase a copy of The Rent Ordinance and/or The Rules and Regulations. We recommend that you get both, since the Rules explain how the Ordinance is applied.

They are $4.00 each, or $8.00 for both.

They are also available by mail for $11.00 for the package, which includes postage. You can send us a check, made payable to the "Rent Board" for $11.00 and we will mail copies to you.

You can also review a copy of these documents at the San Francisco Public Library's Government Information Center and the San Francisco Law Library.

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