Register, re-register, and pay fees using the City's Rental Unit Registration Portal.
Rental Unit Registration Portal
New Residential Rental Unit Fees
At its May 24, 2021 meeting, the City Council approved an annual registration fee of $167 per residential rental unit, as well as fees for late payment, failure to register, and change in rental property ownership.
Landlord Registration Deadline
Landlords had until July 31, 2022 to re-register their units and pay the rental registration fee. August 1, 2022 was considered the first late day for payment or registration.
Register, re-register, and pay fees using the City's Rental Unit Registration Portal. Information was mailed to landlords who registered their rental units with the City during Interim Rent Control, emailed to people signed-up for Housing Issues updates, and posted to this webpage.
Please sign up for email updates from the City on Housing Issues to ensure you are notified.
Residential Rental Unit Registration Fee
$167 per unit per year
The City will not issue any refunds for the rental unit registration fee, including if there is a change in ownership or the rental unit is removed from the rental market.
Failure to Register/Late Payment Penalty Fee
Landlord Registration and Change in Ownership fees are due at the time the landlord submits registration or change in ownership. Landlords were required to re-register by July 31, 2022.
They must renew registration annually each July 31 thereafter. The City will grant a grace period for registration, registration fees, and change in ownership fees through the end of the day each July 31 thereafter.
To avoid a late payment penalty, a landlord’s registration and payment must be postmarked on or before July 31. A penalty of 20% will be added on the first day of each month following July 31 up to a maximum of 100%. The penalty will be assessed on the total amount unpaid, including any unpaid residential rental unit registration fees and any unpaid change in ownership fees from the previous year. Late fees will not be assessed on failure to register penalty fees. If July 31 falls on a nonbusiness day, the due date will be extended to the next business day.
Change in Ownership Fee
$15 per property
This fee is due at the time the rental unit registration information is updated with the new owner information.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the rental unit registration fee due?
The fee is due at the time of the rental unit registration, which was required to take place by July 31, 2021 during the first annual registration period. Starting in July 2022, registration and fees will be due every July 31, with a grace period for registration and fee payment through August 31.
Who is responsible for paying the fee?
The landlord is responsible for paying the entire fee.
Why are these fees in place?
On September 29, 2020, the City Council amended the Culver City Municipal Code (CCMC) Chapter 15.09 to add permanent residential rent control and tenant protections programs.
CCMC Section 15.09.230.D contains provisions for the City Council, by resolution, to establish a fee for the registration of rental units intended to recover the City’s reasonable costs associated with the administration and enforcement of the City’s residential rent control and tenant protections programs.
At its meeting on May 24, 2021, the City Council approved an annual registration fee, as well as fees for late payment, failure to register, and change in rental property ownership. The May 24, 2021 City Council meeting agenda and May 24, 2021 City Council staff report contain more information about the information considered by the City Council when they approved the fees.