The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs on Oct. 1 launched the L.A. County Rent Registry, which contains portals for property owners and tenants, and will allow property owners to register and update property information, report changes in tenancy, pay annual registration fees, track case status and request exemptions.
The registry will add enhanced functions in the upcoming months for property owners and tenants, including the ability to submit applications for rent adjustments, as well as property owner requests for capital improvement and primary renovation pass-throughs, and notifications of termination of tenancy directly to DCBA.
Property owners can register their rental properties at rentregistry.dcba.lacounty.gov. DCBA’s Housing and Tenant Protections Division will host informational webinars on the registry for property owners and landlords, and it will house materials, user guides and tutorials.
Under the County’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance and Mobilehome Rent Stabilization Ordinance, property owners in unincorporated Los Angeles County are required to register their units by Sept. 30 of each year and pay an annual registration fee for each unit.
Annual rental registration fees were adopted by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors in May 2020, establishing a two-tier fee of $90 for fully covered units (rent stabilized units and mobile home spaces under the RSO and MRSO) and $30 for just-cause only units (rental units exempt from rent stabilization provisions, but subject to just-cause eviction protections).
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 Jan. 1, 2022. After Jan. 1, registration fees will resume, and late fees will be further assessed for properties registered after the annual deadline of Sept. 30.
For information, call (800)593-8222.