Tenant Relocation Fee

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. 


(Per Section 4.36.040 of the Santa Monica Municipal Code)

Housing Unit Type

2019 Relocation Fee (effective 2/21/2019) 

Fee If Household Includes Senior/Disabled/Minor *


$ 15,020.51 $ 15,712.82

One Bedroom

$ 20,705.13 $ 22,089.74

Two or More Bedrooms

 $ 28,810.26 $ 30,682.05

*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.



(Per Section 4.36.040 of the Santa Monica Municipal Code) 

Per Diem Description

2019 Per Diem Expenses Covered

Hotel or Motel


Meal Expenses



Pet Accommodations: Cat


Pet Accommodations: Dog


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).

For additional information, please call Jonathan Carr at (310) 434-2631.

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