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Santa Monica Housing Division - Tenant Relocation Fee

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Prior to calculating relocation fees, please contact Building and Safety for a Plan Check and a Means and Method Plan to determine if relocation payments are necessary. 

TENANT PERMANENT RELOCATION FEE

(Per Section 4.36.040 of the Santa Monica Municipal Code)

Housing Unit Type 2020 Relocation Fee (effective 7/1/2020) Fee if Household Includes Senior/Disabled/Minor*
Single $16,500 $17,200
One Bedroom $22,700 $24,250
Two or More Bedrooms $31,550 $33,650

*See Santa Monica Municipal Code section 4.36.040(d).

Fee is updated annually based upon the most current available Consumer Price Index (CPI) figure on July 1 of each year.

TENANT TEMPORARY RELOCATION FEE

(Per Section 4.36.100(c)(1) of the Santa Monica Municipal Code) 

Per Diem Description 2020 Per Diem Expenses Covered
Hotel or Motel $315
Meal Expenses $33
Laundry $1
Pet Accommodations: Cat $32
Pet Accommodations: Dog $59

Hotel/Motel expenses are per day/per household. Laundry expenses are per day/per household, if the rental included laundry. Meal expenses are per day/per person.

Per diem boarding cost for all other pets is the actual daily boarding cost (tenant must provide proof of actual boarding for the requested number of days).

Per diem expenses are adjusted annually on July 1 for inflation by the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

If you have questions, please contact the Housing Division at smhousing@smgov.net.

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