Finance

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Department Head

Elena Adair, CPA

Are you interested in doing business in Alameda?  Please click on the link below to learn more about obtaining a business license or how to renew your current license. 

Business License

Download Business License Application here(PDF, 190KB).

Looking for all current Alameda Business Licenses? Click here.(PDF, 385KB)

Below are the Master Fee Schedules and Amendments for the City of Alameda.

Amendments

  • Fire Ambulance Transport Fees Amendment - Nov 8, 2017

  • Recreation and Park Fee Amendments - Jan 22, 2014

  • Development Fee Amendments - Nov 6, 2013

Development Impact Fees

  • DIF Staff Report
  • DIF Update and Study
  • Fee Comparison

 

 

On March 1, 2016, the City Council adopted the Rent Review, Rent Stabilization, and Limitations on Evictions Ordinance (the Ordinance). The Ordinance provides a framework for reviewing rents, terminating tenancies, and paying relocation benefits for “no fault” terminations. Rent increases above 5% are subject to a hearing
before the City’s Rent Review Advisory Committee. Termination of tenancies and calculation of relocation benefits are regulated under the Ordinance. A copy of the Ordinance can be found in Chapter VI, Article XV of the Alameda Municipal Code on the City’s website at:

 

The Rent Program Fee covers the cost of administering the Ordinance. City Council Resolution No. 15388, adopted on June 5, 2018, sets a Rent Program Fee of $106 that property owners must pay for each Rental Unit that was rented or available to rent as of July 1, 2018.

 

Enclosed is the Fiscal Year 2018/19 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019) Registration Form for the City of Alameda Rent Program for your property.Based on information available to the City and the Housing Authority.

Click on the links below to learn more.

Rent Stabilization Program Notice(PDF, 273KB)

Rent Program Registration Form(PDF, 635KB)

Rent Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)(PDF, 50KB)

 

 

City of Alameda

CONTACT:   
Elena Adair, Finance Director
2263 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Tel: (510) 747-4888

Fax: (510) 865-4045

If you have any questions regarding the City's utility users tax click here

UTILITIES SUBJECT TO TAX
Telephone
Intrastate
Interstate
International
Wireless

7.5%
7.5%
7.5%
7.5%
Electricity
7.5%
Gas
7.5%
Cable
7.5%

 

UUT REMITTANCE INFORMATION
Make check payable to: Mail to: ATTN: Finance Department
CITY OF ALAMEDA
City of Alameda


2263 Santa Clara Avenue


Alameda, CA 94501

 

UUT EXEMPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

The UUT ordinance exempts or excludes a number of persons and entities from the utility users tax.  All persons and entities that are not included in the definition of "person" are excluded from the tax.  See Section 3-59.2.  All persons and entities that enjoy a constitutional exemption are exempt, including the City, and the State of California and its federal agencies or subdivisions.   See Section 3-59.3.  Federal credit unions and insurance companies must apply using specific exemption forms (see application forms below).  Any other persons seeking exemption from the UUT must submit the general exemption form.

Any service user that is exempt from the utility users tax, other than federal or state agencies or subdivisions with a commonly recognized name, must file an application with the Tax Administrator for an exemption and provide certain kinds of specific information depending on the nature of the exemption.  No service user shall be entitled to a refund if he/she fails to file an exemption form with the City of Alameda Finance Department.

The UUT ordinance may also have additional exclusions within each utility category.  Please read carefully each ordinance section to see if you are excluded from the tax.  If you have any questions, please e-mail finance@alamedaca.gov or send your inquiry to: 

City of Alameda
Attn: Finance Department, UUT
2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 220
Alameda, CA  94501

Click on the link to review all of the financial reporting for the City.

Click on the link to download the Mid-Cycle Budget Update 2018-2019

FY 2018-19 Mid-Cycle Operating Budget(PDF, 7MB)

For more details about the FY 2017-18 and 2018-19 City Budget - Click here 

Click here to access the 2015-2017 Budget.