Rent Board Notice Regarding COVID-19
The Rent Board continues to monitor the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus Pandemic). Pursuant to the Declaration of Local Health Emergency Regarding Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Order of the Health Office No. C19-05b (revised) of March 13, 2020, the Rent Board's office is closed to the public. While in-person services are currently unavailable, the Rent Board continues to provide services to the public through online and telephone operations. Adjustments to our services are described on this page and will be updated as we continue to respond to the changing situation.
Phone counseling will continue to be available at (415) 252-4600 during regular hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hearings and Mediations
Due to the Rent Board’s office closure, hearings and mediations are currently being conducted through remote video and audio conferencing using Microsoft Teams.
If you are a party to a pending petition, please provide the Rent Board (preferably by email at firstname.lastname@example.org) with your email address and the email address of any other participants (attorneys, representatives, witnesses) who wish to appear. Your email should include (a) your name, (b) your address, (c) your phone number, and (d) the Rent Board case number, if known.
For more information, please refer to the following documents describing our Temporary Remote Hearing Procedures (English, Spanish, and Chinese) and Temporary Remote Mediation Procedures (English, Spanish, and Chinese).
The March 17, 2020 and the April 14, 2020 regular commission meetings were canceled. All Rent Board commission meetings scheduled May 12, 2020 through April 13, 2021 were held remotely and the meeting recordings are posted here. The Rent Board's next regular commission meeting will be held on May 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via Webex videoconference. Public comment may be given by telephone. The meeting agendas, together with remote board meeting public participation information, are posted at least 72 hours in advance of the meetings here. The meetings are best viewed using Chrome or Firefox.
Please check the website periodically for updates. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.