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Rental Inventory Enrollment is Open

The City of Monterey is rolling out the new Rental Inventory program and your participation is required. The initial registration period is January 1, 2024 through March 1, 2024. The cost of registration is $50 per unit. All residential rental property owners must register or claim an exemption. Start the registration process.

drop-in assistance
For rental property owners and managers who have not registered their properties, including exempt properties, the Housing Programs office has scheduled drop-in assistance times on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 5 through April 18. If you need assistance with the online registration, please consider stopping by a drop-in session. 
Call the Hotline: (831) 242-8740

Any owner who owns and manages three (3) or fewer rental units within the boundaries of the City is exempt from the registration requirements established by Section 8-2.02 and from the payment of Rental Inventory Fees required by Section 8.2-03. These owners are still required to file a claim of exemption. Property owners with subsidized units,  accessory dwelling units (ADUs), owner-occupied, or mobile homes, are still required to register their properties, however they are exempt from the registration fees. Property owners claiming an exemption must file their claim using the same link and choose the Rental Exemption arrow.

City Council is working to ensure a fair and transparent rental housing market in Monterey, and your participation is vital to the success of this program. All City of Monterey residents will be notified by mail about this new program. Drop-in assistance sessions are being scheduled and details will be posted soon. Please call the Rental Inventory Assistance Hotline at (831) 242-8740 or email with any questions. Please also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

The rental inventory software is Slate, powered by Tolemi.

Per Ordinance 3671, Establishing a Rental Inventory and Requiring Registration of All Residential Rental Properties Within the City of Monterey Beginning January 1, 2024, the purpose of this Article is to adopt regulations for Landlords to register their rental units and provide other information to the City on an annual basis. The registration process will allow the City to collect, monitor and analyze the characteristics of the rental units and actual rents in Monterey. This data will be available to the City Council to inform future policy decisions about the regulation of the rental market in Monterey. The registration fees collected pursuant to this Article will be used to fund the creation and maintenance of the rental inventory as well as to provide services, including referrals to mediation and legal services, education opportunities, and landlord/tenant resources, to Landlords and Tenants in the City. This Article supports the City’s housing goals and protects public health, safety, and welfare for Monterey residents. This Article and its implementation are intended to protect the privacy of individual Tenants and the proprietary information of Landlords, the public release of which could result in a competitive disadvantage.

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