At the June 18, 2019  City Council Meeting, the Monterey City Council unanimously adopted Voluntary Rental Guidelines for residential rental owners, managers, and tenants. Aimed at providing a standard of guidelines for landlord/tenant relations, the Voluntary Rental Guidelines provide a platform to support quality agreements between property managers/owners and their tenants. The guidelines also include components to assist each party toward fair and reasonable resolution in situations that warrant mediation. Some key elements of the guidelines include the following:

  • Reasonable Rent Increases not to exceed 10% maximum
  • 60-Day Rent Increase Notices
  • One Annual Rent Adjustment
  • Longer-Term Leases
  • Consideration for Good & Long Term Tenants
  • Consideration of Tenant Hardships
  • Communication, Openness, Availability, Responsiveness
  • Property Maintenance/Habitability
  • Mediation to Resolve Disputes
  • Quality Service to Tenants (Customer Satisfaction)
  • Resident Managers and On-Site Emissary

June 26, 2019 News Release with more information

Participating Property Management Companies

Updated June 28, 2019. Participating property management companies will display this participant acknowledgement graphic on their websites.

  • AG Davi Property Management
  • Greystar
  • Marotta PropertiesVoluntary Rental Guidelines Participant
  • Monterey Bay Property Management
  • Mangold Property Management
  • Pacific Street Real Estate
  • Palma Enterprises
  • Scott Dick, Residential Property Owner
  • Silverie Properties
  • Sterling Property Management
  • VIP Property Management
  • Sign Up to Participate in the Program

  • Please complete this form to be contacted to participate in the City of Monterey Voluntary Rental Guidelines. Administrative Analyst Jay Punkar will contact you within a few days of receiving this interest form. He can also be reached at or 831.646.5692. Thank you for your interest.

Voice: (831) 646-3995
Fax: (831) 646-5616
7-1-1 (Hearing Impaired)

Kimberly Cole
Community Development Director

Grant Leonard
Housing Analyst
Voice: (831) 646-5614

C. Thane Wilson
HCD Coordinator - Projects & Programs
Voice: (831) 646-3728

Housing Programs
Downstairs in Colton Hall
570 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940