City of Santa MonicaRent Control Department1685 Main St., Room 202Santa Monica, CA 90401(310) 458-8751Email the Rent Control Board
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Passage of Rent Control – Charter Amendment
Santa Monica Rent Control was adopted by the voters in April 1979 in response to a shortage of housing units, low vacancy rates and rapidly rising rents. The law was intended to alleviate the hardship of the housing shortage and to ensure that owners received no more than a fair return. The Regulations were adopted by the Rent Control Board to implement and enforce the Rent Control Law.
Changes to the Charter can only be made by the voters. Changes to the Regulations are made by the Board. Prior to adopting changes and/or new regulations the Board will publicize any proposed and/or new regulations in at least one local newspaper and will hold at least one public hearing to consider the views of interested parties.
What units are covered?
Summary of Regulations
Regulation by Subject
What is covered by State Law?
What is covered by the Municipal Code?
Charter Amendment,Chapter 1, Chapter 2,Chapter 3, Chapter 4,Chapter 6, Chapter 7,Chapter 8, Chapter 9,Chapter 10, Chapter 11,Chapter 12, Chapter 13,Chapter 14, Chapter 15,Chapter 16, Chapter 17,Chapter 20
Chapter 5 - Removal Permits: Regulation has been suspended. See Charter Amendment Section 1803(t)
Chapters 18 and 19 - Reserved for future use