Property Owner Self-Reporting Form

In response to the rapidly rising cost of living in the Bay Area, the City of Fremont adopted the Rent Review Ordinance which went into effect on January 1, 2018. The Rent Review Ordinance provides for a review and, if necessary, a formal hearing before the Rent Review Board for proposed residential rent increases in excess of 5 percent in any 12-month period. The Ordinance is projected to cost about $500,000 to implement, and to administer annually. The City will assess an annual landlord fee to offset the cost of implementing and administering the Rent Review Ordinance. The City Council has authorized the establishment of a rent review fee and will be determining the amount of the fee in April 2018.

The City is in the process of creating a landlord database, so that the City can establish the per unit fee and  ensure that only landlords who own residential property(ies) will be billed for the fee.  To create the database, public record data from the Alameda County Assessor’s office was requested on all properties owned in Fremont. This was then filtered based on whether or not the property address differed from the mailing address that was listed, and if the property owner claimed a homeowner’s exemption. From there, the City sent out a letter which asked property owners to verify whether or not their property is a residential rental unit.

If you received a letter from the City of Fremont, and need to submit the Self-Reporting Form, please click the link below. CLICK HERE for a guide on how to fill the form out. 

If you have any questions, or need help filling out the form, please call 510-574-2082 or email