San Francisco Rent Board

Our office is open for drop-in services Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.

Getting here

Enter at 25 Van Ness Avenue and check in with the security guard on the first floor. The office is located in Suite #320 on the third floor. 

Document filing

Document filing

Filing documents that only contain a few pages 

Examples include:

  • Eviction notices
  • Buyout agreements and declarations
  • Tenant petitions
  • Tenant hardship applications
  • Duplication requests

You must scan and attach your documents in PDF format and send them to: rentboard@sfgov.org

In your email, please include:

  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • Property address
  • Case number, if any

Documents received by email after 5pm or on weekends or holidays will be stamped as received the next business day.  

Filing larger documents 

For large documents such as large capital improvement petitions, you must file your document in-person or mail it to the Rent Board at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 320, San Francisco, CA 94102.

For file-endorsed copies

We are currently unable to return file-endorsed copies of email submissions via email or postal mail. 

If a file-endorsed copy of a submission is needed, please do not submit the filing by email. Instead, file your document in-person, or mail us the original plus a copy of the document, together with a pre-addressed stamped envelope with an explanation that you are requesting a file-endorsed copy.

Rent Board fee and housing inventory 

Rent Board fee and housing inventory 

The Rent Board Fee and Housing Inventory Portal is a secure database that allows users to view property information, comply with the City’s Housing Inventory requirements, and pay annual Rent Board fees.

If you received a Rent Board Housing Inventory Informational Notice but no longer own the property, please email rentboard.inventory@sfgov.org

Use the subject heading in your email: "Rent Board Housing Inventory: Change of Ownership." Include the property address and the APN (Assessor's Parcel Number) with all information you have that documents the change of ownership. If possible, include a copy of the Rent Board Housing Inventory Informational Notice in the email. 

Hearings and mediations

Hearings and mediations

Hearings and mediations are currently being conducted through video and/or phone audio using Microsoft Teams. 

If you are a party to a pending petition, email us at rentboard@sfgov.org with your email address and the email address of any other participants (attorneys, representatives, witnesses) who wish to appear.

Your email should include:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • Rent Board case number, if you have it

For more information:

Commission meetings

Commission meetings

Our next regular commission meeting will be held on November 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm 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 on our public body page. The meetings are best viewed using Chrome or Firefox.

Please check the website periodically for updates. 

Note: All Rent Board commission meetings scheduled from May 12, 2020 through October 11, 2022 were held remotely. The March 17, 2020 and the April 14, 2020 regular commission meetings were canceled.

Contact

Phone counseling is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Rent Board

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94102
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The office is open for drop-in services Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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