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Rental Resources Program

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Annual Rental Resources Fee Update

  • Single Family (1-4 units) fees were billed on the January City Services Invoice.  The fee listed on the bill is titled “Rental Resource Fee” and totals $60* which includes:
    • $25 Single Family Business License fee. This fee has been charged to single family rental properties for years.
    • $15 Single Family Rental Program fee (new)
    • $20 Single Family Inspection Program fee (new)  *This was not applied to exempted properties per the Ordinance.

All fees will be billed annually in January.  A detailed explanation of the fees can be found below.

  • Multi-family fees were included on the annual business license renewal invoice.


In March 2017, the City of Davis implemented a Rental Registration, Education and Inspection Program.  It has been noted over the years that some residential rental units in Davis are substandard, over-crowded, and/or non-compliant with State and local laws. These substandard conditions can render the rental housing unit unfit or unsafe for human occupancy. They also compromise the integrity and residential quality of City neighborhoods.

With this program, the City intends to abate on-going nuisances and gain compliance with State and local laws relative to rental properties to ensure rental housing is maintained and meets minimum building, housing, fire and nuisance standards and is safe to occupy. The Program is intended to preserve and enhance the quality of life for residents living in rental housing, as well as the neighborhoods in which they reside. Landlords, tenants, neighbors and the city all play an important role in this community program.

The Rental Resources Program establishes a one-stop source for rental resources including the following components:


Resource website for landlords, tenants and neighbors.

Rental Property Registration

All single-family and multi-family rental properties are required to register with the City and designate a local contact within 50 miles of Davis.

The annual fee to cover costs associated with registration, education, and program services is:

  • Single-family (1-4 units) per property fee $15.00

  • Multi-family properties will pay on a graduated scale depending on the number of units. The fee listed is the total amount, not per unit.
    5-10 Units $20
    11-19 Units $50
    20-49 Units $75
    50+ Units $100


 Rental Property Registration

Rental Property Inspection Program

Single family rental properties (1 to 4 units) are required to participate in an inspection program to ensure they are safe and habitable. A sampling of single family rental properties will be inspected in any given year.  The annual fee to cover costs associated with inspections is $20 per year, per single family rental unit.

City of Davis Municipal Code 18.11 Residential Rental Dwelling Units–Registration and Inspection

Business License Fee

In addition to the fees above, there is an annual $25 Single Family Business License fee. This fee has been charged to single family rental properties for many years and is not a new charge.

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