Housing Stock Fee

The Rental Housing Stock Fee (HSF) and the annual registration fee for the Rental Housing Inspection Program (RHIP) was approved by City Council Resolution #2018-112. Effective 1/1/2019, the new annual HSF and the new annual RHIP registration fee will be based on the number of rental units per rental property. The HSF and the registration fee are billed annually, per rental property. All rental properties must register with the RHIP. To learn more visit http://www.citrusheights.net/978/Rental-Housing-Inspection-Program.

FAQ

QuestionAnswer
Who pays the housing fee?The owner of record of a rental property that is not owner occupied.
What services does this fee pay for?State Law requires the city to maintain certain health and safety standards in housing property. Fees collected are used to fund the program that responds to violations of these standards. The increased fees collected are used to fund the RHIP.
What is a rental property?A rental property is any type of home or dwelling unit that is not occupied by the owner of record.
What if I just bought or sold this rental property?The HSF and the annual registration fee are the responsibility of the owner of record as of January 1, of each year.
What if I don't collect rent for this property?Rental properties are defined as "residential property in which the owner does not reside." This means a house could be occupied by an owner's relative or friend who is paying less than market value; providing house-sitting services; paying utilities only or no rent at all and still be considered a rental.
Is this amount due upon billing?Yes. However, there is a delinquent date indicated on the bill that represents that last possible day that payment can be received without incurring a late charge.
What happens if my payment is late?Unpaid fees on the due date become delinquent, and shall incur a penalty charge of 25% per annum. Any unpaid amounts may be transferred to the Department of Revenue Recovery for other collection efforts.
Will the amount due change each year?The fees may be adjusted each year by resolution of the City Council, after a duly noticed public hearing.
Fees
Housing Stock Fee
1 to 4 units            $27.00 per unit
5 to 99 units          $20.00 per unit
100 or more units  $17.00 per unit

Annual Registration Fee
Single unit             $65.00 per property
2 to 4 units            $105.00 per property
5 or more units      $140.00 per property