Many cities within Southern California have special requirements for real estate transfers. We have compiled the following resources as a guide to help you understand what these are. Although we try to be inclusive and current, due to frequent change and updated ordinances we encourage you to verify the specifics with the appropriate city authority. Click Description link for details about the requirement.
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City County Phone Description Single Family Fee*
Rialto San Bernardino 909.820.2546 Water Deposit $125.00
Waived w/Approved Credit Check ($5.00 Fee)
San Diego San Diego 619.533.4261 Water Conservation Certificate No Longer Required as of 2/28/2022
Cathedral City Riverside 760.770.8200 Smoke Detector Inspection No Longer Required as of 2020
Palm Springs Riverside 760.323.8186 Smoke Detector Inspection $111.00 or Rush $186.00
Laguna Beach Orange 949.497.3311 Real Property Report Request $400.00
Laguna Woods Orange 949.639.0500 Home Owners Association Fee Varies
Newport Beach Orange 949.644.3309 Residential Building Records Report $202.00
Azusa Los Angeles 626.812.5265 Real Properties Records Report $118.00 - $237.00
Bell Los Angeles 323.588.6211 Real Property Pre-sale Report $200.00
Beverly Hills Los Angeles 310.285.1141 Sale of Property Affidavit None
Burbank Los Angeles 818.238.5220 Retrofit Upon Resale Certificate of Compliance None
Carson Los Angeles 310.830.7600 Residential Property Report No Longer Required as of 9/20/19
Compton Los Angeles 310.605.5500 Pre-sale Inspection $129.00*
Cudahy Los Angeles 323.773.5143 Pre-sale Inspection $255.00
Culver City Los Angeles 310.253.5800 Report for Residential Building Record $96.00 - $128.00 Call for Status
El Monte Los Angeles 626.580.2050 Real Property Inspection $195.50 - $252.50*
Gardena Los Angeles 310.217.9530 Property Information Report or Waiver $337.00 Exterior Only
$440.00 Interior & Exterior
Hawaiian Gardens Los Angeles 562.420.2641 Property Pre-sale Inspection Report $87.00 - $335.00
Hermosa Beach Los Angeles 310.318.0218 Residential Building Records Report $286.76
Huntington Park Los Angeles 323.584.6271 Pre-sale Records and Inspection Report $105.00 Exterior and/or $60.00 Interior*
Inglewood Los Angeles 310.412.5294 Report of Building Records and Code Violations $163.00*
Lawndale Los Angeles 310.973.3230 Residential Property Report $240.00
Lomita Los Angeles 310.325.7110 Residential Property Report $162.18 Off-site $324.36 On-site
Los Angeles 310.325.7110 Water Conservation Ordinance Certificate of Compliance None
Long Beach Los Angeles 562.570.6105 Garage Resale Ordinance Inspection
(Parking Impacted Area Only)
Los Angeles Los Angeles 888.284.6130 Municipal Water Conservation Ordinance Cert. of Compliance $15.00
Los Angeles 213.473.3231 Residential Property Report $70.85 Each report requested
Lynwood Los Angeles 310.603.0220 Pre-sale Real Property Report $276.00
Malibu Los Angeles 310.456.2489 Wastewater Treatment System Point of Sale Inspection Call
Los Angeles 310.456.2489 Wastewater Treatment System Transfer of Permit $197.00
Manhattan Beach Los Angeles 310.802.5544 Residential Building Records Report Call
Los Angeles 310.802.5544 Toilet Retrofit Program None
Maywood Los Angeles 323.562.5723 Pre-sale Inspection Report Call
Palos Verdes Estates Los Angeles 310.378.0383 Real Property Records Report $145.77
Pasadena Los Angeles 626.744.7144 Presale Certificate of Completion or Inspection $28.00 - $161.00 plus fees
Redondo Beach Los Angeles 310.318.0636 Residential Building Records Report $130.00 or $335.00
Rolling Hills Estates Los Angeles 310.377.1577 Pre-sale Inspection Report $200.00 Off-site $300.00 On-site
San Marino Los Angeles 626.300.0711 Residential Compliance Certificate $65.00
Santa Monica Los Angeles 310.458.8355 Residential Building Records Report $281.82
Signal Hill Los Angeles 562.989.7348 Residential Inspection Program
(4+ Units Only)
$574.00 4 Units
$718.00 5-10 Units $1,436.00 10+ Units
South Gate Los Angeles 323.563.9549 Pre-sale Property Inspection $72.00 or 2 Work Day Rush $434.00
Torrance Los Angeles 310.618.5910 Smoke Detector Certificate of Compliance None
West Hollywood Los Angeles 323.848.6320 Seismic Gas Shutoff Valve (Section 1219.1.3) Call
Oxnard Ventura 805.385.7840 City Report of Building Records (RBR) Currently Suspended
Port Hueneme Ventura 805.986.6500 Report of Residential/Commercial Building Records $48 | $119 with Inspection + $71 Hr. after 30 min
Thousand Oaks Ventura 805.449.2500 Report of Residential Building Records $82.00 ($308.00 with Inspection)
Ventura Ventura 805.654.7869 Report of Building Records $80.00

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