Links to Other Resources
San Francisco Rent Board
This site contains the full text of the San Francisco
Rent Ordinance and news on recent changes.
Eviction Defense Collaborative
If you get a summons and complaint for unlawful detainer, bring it here.
Small Claims and Other Courts Self-Help
Information on filing lawsuits yourself and doing legal research etc.
California State Laws
Includes Civil Codes and Code of Civil Procedure. Here's where you can get copies of security deposit laws, etc.
San Francisco City Codes
All the local laws: Planning Code, Subdivision Code, Administrative Code, etc. Note that the Rent Control law and regulations can be accessed via the Rent Board site (above).
San Francisco City Web Site
Includes all city departments, including Department of Building Inspection, Planning Department, Board of Permit Appeals, Board of Supervisors, Mayor, etc.
The Assessor's office lets you see information on your property, including (in most cases) the year it was built, the number of units and other information.
Subdivision Tracking System
See if your building has been converted to condominiums or where it is in the process.
Building Permits & Housing Code Complaints
Department of Building Inspection records on a property, including any building permits and records of violations.
Excellent selection of self-help law publications, such as California Tenants Rights, Using Small Claims Court, Legal Research, and more, as well as legal information online.
National Housing Law Project
Good resource for federal housing law: Section 8, fair housing, etc.
Resources Outside of San Francisco
California's statewide tenant advocacy organization. Has extensive links to other local organizations and resources. Click here for directory of tenant organizations throughout California if you are looking for services in your community.
Causa Justa:Just Cause
Berkeley Rent Board
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