Property owners and managers are required to submit rental property information under LA County’s Rent Stabilization, Mobilehome Rent Stabilization Ordinances
The Los Angeles County Rent Registry, which officially launched in October 2021, is an online portal which allows rental property owners to register rental properties as required by the County’s Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protections Ordinance (RSTPO) and Mobilehome Rent Stabilization and Mobilehome Owners Protections Ordinances (MRSMOPO).
Under the RSTPO and MRSMOPO rental property owners in unincorporated Los Angeles County are required to register their units or mobilehome spaces by September 30 of each year and pay an annual registration fee for each unit or mobilehome space upon registration. If you are a rental property owner, register your properties at rentregistry.dcba.lacounty.gov.
Annual rental registration fees were adopted by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in May 2020, establishing a two-tier fee of:
- $90 for Fully Covered Units (rent stabilized units and mobilehome spaces under the RSO, MRSO), and
- $30 for Just-Cause Only Units (rental units exempt from rent stabilization provisions, but subject to just-cause eviction protections under the RSO, MRSO).
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its substantial financial impact on property owners and tenants, the Board adopted a motion in July 2021 that waived rental registration fees for properties registered by September 30, 2022.
After September 30, registration fees will resume, and late fees will be further assessed for properties registered after the deadline.
In addition to registering properties, rental property owners also can:
- Update property information
- Report changes in tenancy
- Pay annual registration fees, track case status and
- Request registration exemptions, if applicable.
“Tenant protections are an indispensable tool for housing protection, but effective protection relies on effective administration of housing regulations, which is why we’re excited about the launch of the County’s innovative online Rent Registry,” said DCBA Director Rafael Carbajal. “Through the registry, the County will ensure the availability of quality housing for LA County residents, make it easier for rental property owners and landlords to register their rental properties, meet their responsibilities, increase transparency, and improve fairness in the LA County rental market.”
In the coming months, the Registry will also add enhanced functions allowing rental property owners to submit directly to DCBA:
- Applications for rent adjustments
- Property owner requests for capital improvement and primary renovation pass-throughs, and
- Notifications of termination of tenancy.
Additional information, user guides, and tutorials can be found at dcba.lacounty.gov/rentregistry. You can also watch an informative webinar with DCBA’s Housing and Tenant Protections Division that walks you through the registration process and answers the most frequently asked questions.
You can reach DCBA by phone by calling 800-593-8222.