San Francisco Rent Board Fee Amounts Current and Historic

Allowable Rent Board Fees For San Francisco – For 2015 Landlord May Collect $18.50 From Tenant

November 2015- Landlord May Collect $18.50 From Tenant

Total San Francisco Rent Board Fee for the 2016-17 Tax year is $37.00.  Chapter 37A of the San Francisco Administrative Code allows the City to collect a per-unit fee for each residential dwelling unit that is subject to the Rent Ordinance. This fee funds the cost of operating the Rent Board. Fee is billed to the landlord each year on the property tax statement. The law permits landlord to collect a portion of the Rent Board fee from those tenants in occupancy as of November 1st of each year. A landlord is allowed to collect 50% of the cost of the fee from the tenant. if you have not collected rent Board fees in the past, you can collect back to 1999.

ReLISTO provide both landlords and tenants a easy to use calculator which makes calculating the rent board fee and security deposit interest a snap. Use the links in the table to visit.



Date Range Due Date Payable Board Fee Calculator
2015-2016 $18.50 Nov 1, 2015 Calculate
2014-2015 $18.00 Nov 1, 2014 Calculate
2013-2014 $14.50 Nov 1, 2013 Calculate
2012-2013 $14.50 Nov 1, 2012 Calculate
2011-2012 $14.50 Nov 1, 2011 Calculate
2010-2011 $14.50 Nov 1, 2010 Calculate
2009-2010 $14.50 Nov 1, 2009 Calculate
2008-2009 $14.50 Nov 1, 2008 Calculate
2007-2008 $13.00 Nov 1, 2007 Calculate
2006-2007 $11.00 Nov 1, 2006 Calculate
2005-2006 $10.00 Nov 1, 2005 Calculate
2004-2005 $11.00 Nov 1, 2004 Calculate
2003-2004 $21.50 Nov 1, 2003 Calculate
2002-2003 $21.50 Nov 1, 2002 Calculate
2001-2002 $16.00 Nov 1, 2001 Calculate
2000-2001 $16.00 Nov 1, 2000 Calculate
1999-2000 $16.00 Nov 1, 1999 Calculate




Certain dwelling units are exempt from the Rent Board fee, including owner-occupied units where no tenants also reside with the owner in the unit. Units where the rent is controlled or regulated by a government agency, including Section 8 certificate and voucher programs administered by the San Francisco Housing Authority, are also exempt from payment of the fee. Refer to Section 37A.1 of the Administrative Code for a complete list of exemptions. Chapter 37A is available for review at the Rent Board’s office. It can also be found on our website at

Landlords may “bank” the Rent Board fee since November 1999 and collect it in a later year. This means that a landlord does not have to collect the fee in the year that it was due, but is entitled to collect the Rent Board fee in later years if they so desire. Banking only applies to fees assessed from November 1999 on. A list of prior Rent Board fees since 1999 is available at the Rent Board’s office and on our website at

Section 37A.6 of the Administrative Code allows the landlord to recover 50% of the Rent Board fee from the tenant by deducting it from the security deposit interest payment due to the tenant each year. If there is no security deposit held by the landlord, then the landlord may bill the tenant directly. Landlords who pay the security deposit interest annually may bill for the Rent Board fee separately rather than deducting it from the interest payment owed.

The billing statement must specifically state the fee amount owed by the tenant for each year and the amount, if any, of security deposit interest due the tenant for each year owing. The bill should also state that the purpose of the fee is to fund the Rent Board, and that the fee is due and payable within 30 days of the date of the bill. Use ReLISTO’s Calculator to print out this  summary!

Beta Version Online Calculator from ReLISTO Gives SF Landlords Easy, Accurate Refund Amounts @ReLISTO

San Francisco Interest and Rent Board Fee Calculator

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Beta Version Online Calculator from ReLISTO Gives SF Landlords

Easy, Accurate Refund Amounts


San Francisco Bay Area residential leasing brokerage ReLISTO has launched a free online calculator for the local real estate rental industry. Now San Francisco  landlords and tenants can easily determine the interest on security deposits owed tenants and the reimbursement for annual Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board  fees owed landlords. The calculator, currently in its beta version, is the first of several technological solutions coming in the year ahead from ReLISTO. The launch was announced to coincide with Real Estate Connect® 2011 San Francisco, held July 27-29, 2011.

To make some very complicated math easy, provide an accurate number almost instantly, and reduce disputes with vacating tenants, the San Francisco Bay Area residential leasing brokerage ReLISTO has launched a beta version calculator on its website for area landlords. The SF Interest and Rent Board Fee Calculator is the first of several pioneering technological services for the rental housing industry that ReLISTO will be releasing this year to complement their professional leasing services while providing landlords a variety of management solutions and operational efficiencies.

San Francisco landlords are required to pay interest on security deposits as well as seek reimbursement for annual rent board fees.  These two different and quite complex computations can be a cause of significant deliberations and disputes between tenants and landlords. The beta version SF Interest and Rent Board Fee Calculator allows each party to easily run the complex calculus for free, in only moments, online, thereby helping foster better relations between landlords and tenants.  All that is required is for the user to enter a start and end date along with the initial principle. The ReLISTO calculator will then provide an amount due to either the landlord or tenant by factoring in multiple variables such as the changing interest rates and various rent board fees over the entire term or tenancy. By generating a precise figure with minimal effort, landlords can now easily manage this required step for each of their rental properties.

“Our free calculator is only the first example of ongoing releases by ReLISTO of several technological solutions in leasing and management that will help the entire real estate leasing industry, especially landlords,” said Jackie Tom, Managing Broker of ReLISTO.  ”We are excited that the first of our new tools has gone live in time for Real Estate Connect, since the focus of the conference mirrors our drive to give landlords management tools built on advanced technology.”

“The idea began after many of our clients sought assistance with calculating rent board reimbursement and interest. It’s a very complex process involving amounts, rates, and the exact periods of the lease, and must be completed within a very short time to meet legal requirements. We also found that many landlords did not realize the city’s rent board fee is something that can go on their side of the ledger which could reduce the amount they need to pay. Our free online calculator provides a comprehensive solution.”


The free online calculator to help San Francisco landlords determine security deposit interest refunds and the rental board fee reimbursement is now operational at

The debut of the beta version online SF interest and Rent Board Fee Calculator for landlords was announced to coincide with Real Estate Connect® 2011 San Francisco, a conference “Where real estate and technology connect,” produced by Inman News. It is an appropriate occasion for the announcement, as the name ReLISTO is an acronym for “Real Estate Leasing Innovations, Services and Tools Online” which reflects the firm’s commitment to utilizing advanced technology to improve clients’ ROI.

ReLISTO is a professional residential leasing agency providing leasing and management solutions to the San Francisco Bay Area including property tours and relocation, property management tools, as well as services for landlords and properties ranging from single apartments and single-family homes to large multi-unit buildings. As a software provider, ReLISTO is committed to create or utilize the most advanced technology assisting  clients to  efficiently manage their property while providing the services to manage the most critical and time-consuming phase of the tenancy cycle and  find and sign qualified tenants in the shortest possible time using highly trained leasing agents utilizing the most advanced marketing, productivity and communication tools available.

ReLISTO Managing Broker Jackie Tom has been recognized by the San Francisco Apartment Association as its 2009 Leasing Agent of The Year and 2010 Independent Owner of The Year. Founded on a core of individuals with considerable personal experience as rental owners and managers themselves, and with strong community and industry affiliations, it is also uniquely qualified to serve as a consultant on a wide range of compliance issues throughout the San Francisco, Peninsula and East Bay areas.

ReLISTO is located at 1318 Hayes Street, San Francisco, California, 94117. For more information call (415) 236-6116, email or visit


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