Property Owner Self-Reporting Form & Landlord Fees


In response to the rapidly rising cost of living in the Bay Area, the City of Fremont adopted the Rent Review Ordinance which went into effect on January 1, 2018. The Rent Review Ordinance provides for a review and, if necessary, a formal hearing before the Rent Review Board for proposed residential rent increases in excess of 5 percent in any 12-month period. The Ordinance is projected to cost about $500,000 to implement, and to administer annually. The City is assessing an annual landlord fee to offset the cost of administering the Rent Review Ordinance. The City Council has authorized an annual per unit fee of $24 for Fiscal Year 2017/2018. 

In order to set an accurate fee, the City created a landlord database. To create the database, public record data from the Alameda County Assessor’s office was requested on all properties owned in Fremont. This was then filtered based on whether or not the property address differed from the mailing address that was listed, and if the property owner claimed a homeowner’s exemption. From there, the City sent out a letter which asked property owners to verify whether or not their property is a residential rental unit.


Annual Landlord Fees

On May 4, 2018 the City sent invoices to all landlords who own residential rental units. If you received an invoice in the mail, and would like to view the properties we have on record, or if you would like to make any corrections to your contact information or the number of rental units please fill out the Self-Reporting Form

Invoice questions - (510) 494-4698 or rentreviewbilling@fremont.gov
Rent Review questions - (510) 574-2082 or rentreview@fremont.gov