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Report Faxed. No physical inspection required. Buyer acknowledges report. Report cannot be waived. Good for 90 days.
NO LONGER REQUIRED
No longer required for resale transactions as of February 28, 2022. More information on their resource page.
Residential Inspection Upon Resale
Inspection required. Call or visit their office for an application. More information can be found on their Building and Safety page.
415-558-3300 (Fire Dept)
$330 + $344/year
Residential only. Check if property contains stationary tank, if there is a cap on sidewalk or a generator for above ground or portables. Buyer must apply. There is a one time cost of $330 and a yearly tax license of $344, paid through Tax Collector. Fire Dept will inspect tanks yearly.
Residential only. Energy Conservation required only once in lifetime of home and will be noted on the 3R report. The water conservation is required each time of transfer. Go to website to find City approved inspectors. Inspector normally charges flat fee for all inspections and filing fees.
Residential only. City does not inspect, but needs to get a licensed contractor to do so. Valid for one year. Buyer does not need to sign off. Each building needs its own application.
San Luis Obispo
Unknown, please call
Required prior to sale. Inspection by licensed contractor or Water Resources staff member.
Residential Compliance Certificate
Residential only. Inspection fee separate. Apply in person, they will provide list of individuals or firms allowed to do inspection. Report cannot be waived. Buyer not required to acknowledge report. All violations must be corrected within 6 months. Takes 10 business days. Good 2 years or when sold.
San Pablo (Contra Costa County)
$125 (condo), $175 (SFR), $25+ per/unit
Physical Inspection required. Report cannot be waived. Good for 6 months. Commercial buildings not required. Buyer does not need to acknowledge.
Inspections not required. Computer generated report. Can fill it out online. Cannot be waived. Buyer must acknowledge. Good for 6 months. Look for application form under “Forms – Public Records – Public Records Request”.
Sausalito (Marin County)
No physical inspection. Report cannot be waived. Buyer doesn’t need to acknowledge. Needs a sewer video it doesn’t have one within last 3 years. Go to Building Dept to get application.
Seaside (Monterey County)
Report emailed. Exterior inspection only. Must have every time the property transfers. Cannot be waived.
Only for 4 units and up residential properties. Valid for 6 months. Buyer does not need to acknowledge.
Inspection required. Residential only or residential in mixed use units. Code violations to be corrected within a year by Seller or Buyer. Buyer to acknowledge. Report is good for one year.
Thousand Oaks (Ventura County)
Inspections required only if there are open permits, cost is then $308. No inspection cost is $82. Good for 6 months. Takes up to 10 working days to get.
310-781-7635 Building and Safety Dept.
No property inspection or report required. However, does need a Smoke Detector Compliance done by Contractor.
Ventura (Ventura County)
No property inspection. Only review permits on file. Buyer to acknowledge.
$52 – $165
All properties, including vacant land, but not on first sale. Buyer to acknowledge report, 6 month time limit. Prices subject to change every summer (updated March 8, 2012).
323-588-6211 ext. 298
$200 + $75/unit
Inspection required. Seller signs form, must get signature notarized if not submitting application in person.
Belvedere (Marin County)
Inspector goes out to the property. Report cannot be waived. Good for 60 days. Buyer acknowledges report.
Buyer & Seller sign form. No inspection. Only deals with smoke detector and water conservation.
Water Conservation only. No inspection. Buyer & Seller sign on Certificate of Compliance.
Carpinteria (Santa Barbara County)
805-684-5405 ext. 451
$245 – $400
Inspector goes out to the property. Buyer must acknowledge report. Cannot be waived. Good for 6 months.
The city council of Carson repealed the requirement of a Residential Property Report effective September 20, 2019. See City Page.
Cathedral City (Riverside County)
Please visit Cathedral City's website for more details.
Chico (Butte County)
Cost varies per each private inspector. Only mandatory on buildlings prior to 1991. Buyer doesn’t need to acknowledge. Inspectors are certified by the city. Commercial buildings don’t require it.
$129 for first Single Family Dwelling, $105 for additional
Inspection required. Residential Only. Buyer acknowledgement of Residential Building Report needed.
Corte Madera (Marin County)
Inspector doesn’t go out to the property. Cannot waive. Buyer doesn’t need to acknowledge. Commercial buildings don’t require it. It is good for 6 months.
$255 up to 5 units
Inspection required. Pick up form at Building and Safety, pay and obtain appointment. Residential, commercial and vacant land.
No inspection. Need on residential & commercial properties, no vacant land. Call for application. Takes 10 business days. Buyer needs to acknowledge.
Daly City (San Mateo County)
Fax report. The report is computer generated. Buyer has to acknowledge the report and inspection and cannot be waived. The report is good for 6 months.
Del Rey Oaks (Monterey County)
Residential Property Report
See website for Information. Physical inspection required. Property owner must acknowledge report. Report cannot be waived. Commercial buildings have a separate report.
Eastvale (Riverside County)
$46.00 annual fee
For businesses and rental properties. No physical inspection is required at this time. Annual term from April 1 – March 31. More details here
Inspection required. Residential and commercial properties. Call for application form. Buyer acknowledgement needed.Form Link
NO LONGER REQUIRED
$435 for exterior only inspection. $552 for exterior and interior inspection. (July 2021)
Report to be delivered 15 days prior to closing. Residential and commercial. Condos are exempt. Buyer can sign a Waiver. Buyer must acknowledge either the report or the Waiver.
Inspection required. Residential and commercial properties. New construction exempt. Deliver 21 days before closing, Buyer to acknowledge.
Residential only. Takes 2 weeks to process. Exterior inspection only. Good for 6 months
$105 for exterior inspection, $60 for interior inspection
Inspection required. Single family 1-4 units and vacant land required. No commercial or over 4 units. Good for 6 months.
$163 (up to 4 units) + $11/unit (after 4 units)
Additional fees apply for inspection. Full breakdown on their Building Fees page. Buyer needs to acknowledge. Good for 6 months.
Laguna Beach (Orange County)
Real Property Report
No inspection. All properties, including commercial and vacant land. Go down to Building Dept and pick up application and pay. Realtor needs to have his City Business License to show. Takes 7 days.
Please see Lawndale City's Page for more information.
Livermore (Alameda County)
No physical inspection. Buyer must acknowledge it. Cannot waive. Good for 6 months. Commercial buildings don’t require it.
For residences with certain exceptions. Does not apply to commercial property. On-site inspection is an additional $162.18. For more information, check out the City of Lomita Community Development page.
$105.00 for 1-2 units
Inspection concerns only non-street parking at a residence/building. Certain conditions allow for the use of a Garage Exemption Certificate.
Los Angeles City
$70.85 per parcel
No inspection. Need on residential and vacant land. No commercial properties or first sale of new residential building. Need application form with original signatures by Seller (and Buyer if Buyer is doing work). Good for 6 months. Completed reports can be searched for and printed out at this link.
Los Angeles City – Dept of Water and Power
$15 -$75 and up
Licensed plumber to certify low flow toilets and showerheads and sign Certificate of Compliance. Seller and Buyer also to sign. Form link
310-603-0220 ext. 289
Inspection of exterior only. Residential only. Call for application form. Real Estate Agent needs to have business license for Lynwood to apply.
City Website: Malibu City
No inspection. Residential only. Water Conservation Retrofit required.
Marina (Monterey County)
See website for Information. Physical inspection required. Buyer acknowledges report. Report cannot be waived. Good for 3 months. Commercial buildings do not need.
Pre-Sale Home Inspection
Inspection required. Application is multiple carbon copy. Call them to mail. Buyer needs to acknowledge report and this report cannot be waived. No expiration date, good until sale of property again.Whoever is applying for report needs to have a Business License with City.
NO LONGER REQUIRED
Monterey (Monterey County)
Residential Property Report
Report Faxed. Exterior inspection only. Buyer acknowledges report. Report cannot be waived. Good for 6 months. No requirement for condominiums, but apartments do require.
$156 – 182 and up
Residential only. Inspection not required, but if declined, will be noted on report for Buyer to acknowledge. Takes 30 days to complete after application submitted. Corrections to be done within 30 days or Buyer can assume responsibility. Good for one year.
Oakland (Alameda County)
$84.92 as of March 24, 2021
Applies to selling, buying, or renovating of properties above $100,000. Full details in their FAQ here.
Orange (Orange County)
NO LONGER REQUIRED
Oxnard (Ventura County)
Inspection not required. Residential and commercial. Buyer to acknowlege. Takes 7 days to process. Good for 6 months. Call Patricia or Ruby for fax or e-mail of application.
Palos Verdes Estates
Inspection not needed. Takes 5 working days. Good for 6 months. Homeowner applies. If third party applies, needs a City Business License in order to apply.
$27.78 - $150.38
Inspection required and cannot be waived. Single family, duplex, condos, townhouses. Please see webpage for more information.
Piedmont (Alameda County)
Housing Records Search
No physical inspection. Report cannot be waived. Buyer doesn’t need to acknowledge it. Commercial buildings require the same report.
Port Hueneme (Ventura County)
Residential & Commercial Building Records
Has option of report only or report and inspection. Required for residential and commercial. Buyer can waive with signature on waiver and sent to Building and Safety. Can obtain a supplement to original report that was obtained 6 months prior. No application online. Call for application.
Rancho Palos Verdes
Only deals with smoke detector and water conservation.
$125.00 effective August 1, 2019
Updated information about ordering the Residential Report at this link. Please review to prevent delays in processing.
Go to Rialto's city Website and search Water Sewer Payment Guidelines
Rolling Hills Estates
Residential only. Buyer can choose a record search only or with an on-site inspection. Buyer to complete application. Takes 7 business days. Must have to close.
Ross (Marin County)
$325 + $100 each add. unit
Physical inspection required. Business license is required for businesses, which costs $100. Buyer must acknowledge report. Cannot be waived. Also required for commercial buildings. Good for 12 months. Go to Building Dept to get application
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