What is the maximum screening fee in California?

An updated look at the maximum screening fee allowed in the state of California

Upon the first enactment of Civil Code §1950.6, landlords and property managers were not allowed to charge more than $30 per application fee. Now, the law allows a landlord to increase the application fee annually according to what the consumer price index (CPI) is at that time.

In California, the maximum screening fee you can charge is $52.46 per applicant.

  • This figure is an increase of $1.52 over the 2019 maximum of $50.94.