Housing Laws and Regulations

Read the ordinances and regulations regarding residential housing in the City of Oakland.

UPDATED ORDINANCE AND REGULATIONS: Ordinance #13649 allows owners to increase the rent when a tenant does not reside in the unit as a principal residence, allows subtenants to file a petition for overcharges by the primary tenant, and makes other clean up changes. To read the updated regulations for the Rent Adjustment Program with Appendix A, click here.