Cities that require a “Building Report”
Pre-Sale Inspection Reports

Below is a list of cities in California which have adopted ordinances that require a “pre-sale” property report. This means that before an escrow can close and property can be transferred, the City has to disclose to the Buyer what is on the City records as to the status of the property, its permits, violations, and compliance with its building code ordinances. Most city reports require a fee to be paid. Please check with the local agency to get updated information.

CityName of ReportPhone #Cost
AzusaReal Property Records Report626-812-5265$52 – $165
BellPresale Inspection Report323-588-6211 ext. 298$200 + $75/unit
Belvedere (Marin County)Residential Building Record Report415-435-3838$300
Beverly HillsSmoke Detector & Water Conservation Plumbing Fixtures Affidavit310-285-1141
BurbankRetrofit Upon Sale Certificate of Compliance818-238-3700
Carpinteria (Santa Barbara County)Inspection-on-Sale Report Application805-684-5405 ext. 451$245 – $400
CarsonNO LONGER REQUIRED310-952-1766N/A
Cathedral City (Riverside County)Smoke Detector Inspection760-770-0341Please call
Chico (Butte County)Energy Retrofit Inspection530-879-6700
ComptonApplication For Report of Building Records310-605-5509$129 for first Single Family Dwelling, $105 for additional
Corte Madera (Marin County)Application for Report of Residential Building Record415-927-5062$130
CudahyPre-Inspection report323-773-5143$255 up to 5 units
Culver CityReport of Building Records310-253-5800$96-$128
Daly City (San Mateo County)Residential Requirements Report Request650-991-8061$45
Del Rey Oaks (Monterey County)Residential Property Report831-394-8511$100
Eastvale (Riverside County)Business Registration Certification951-361-0900$46.00 annual fee
El MonteProperty Inspection Report626-580-2050$195.50-$252.50+
El SegundoNONE now, pursuant to Building Dept.310-524-2380
GardenaProperty Information Report310-217-9530$435 for exterior only inspection. $552 for exterior and interior inspection. (July 2021)
Hawaiian GardensPre Sale Inspection562-420-2641$265
Hermosa BeachReport for Residential Building Records310-318-0235$263.00
Huntington ParkResidential Pre-Sale Inspection Program323-584-6271$105 for exterior inspection, $60 for interior inspection
InglewoodReport of Building Records and Code Violations310-412-5294$163 (up to 4 units) + $11/unit (after 4 units)
Laguna Beach (Orange County)Real Property Report949-497-0714$350
LawndaleOff Street Parking Report/Residential Property Report310-973-3220$240.00
Livermore (Alameda County)Report of Residential Building Record925-960-4410$60
LomitaResidential Property Report Application310-325-7110$162.18
Long BeachGarage Inspection Program562-570-6401$105.00 for 1-2 units
Los Angeles CityResidential Property Report – 9A213-485-2216$70.85 per parcel
Los Angeles City – Dept of Water and PowerCertificate of Compliance213-284-6130$15 -$75 and up
LynwoodReal Property Report Application310-603-0220 ext. 289$230.44
MalibuWastewater Treatment System Transfer of Permit310-456-2489Please call
Manhattan BeachReport of Residential Building Records310-802-5546$363.27
Marina (Monterey County)Residential Property Report831-884-1214$50
MaywoodPre-Sale Home Inspection323-562-5727$110
Monterey (Monterey County)Residential Property Report831-646-3890
Newport BeachReport of Residential Building Records949-644-3291$156 – 182 and up
Oakland (Alameda County)Sidewalk Certificate of Compliance510-238-3199$84.92 as of March 24, 2021
Orange (Orange County)NO LONGER REQUIRED
Oxnard (Ventura County)Report of Building Records805-385-7840$37.80
Palos Verdes EstatesReal Property Records Report310-378-0383$113
PasadenaPresale Self-Certification Program626-744-7144$27.78 – $150.38
Piedmont (Alameda County)Housing Records Search510-420-3050$50
Port Hueneme (Ventura County)Residential & Commercial Building Records805-986-6500$43-$107
Rancho Palos VerdesSmoke Detector & Water Conserving Fixtures Affidavit310-265-7800
Redondo BeachReport of Residential Building310-318-0636$125.00 effective August 1, 2019
RialtoRialto Water Services – New Service Application909-820-2546Please call
Rolling Hills EstatesPre-Sale Inspection Report310-377-1577$200-$300
Ross (Marin County)Residential Report415-453-1453 ext.106$325 + $100 each add. unit
Salinas (Monterey County)Residential Property Report831-758-7241831-758-7241
San Diego (San Diego County)Water Conservation Certificate619-533-7485$10
San FernandoResidential Inspection Upon Resale818-898-1227$240.00
San FranciscoStationary Tank Permits415-558-3300 (Fire Dept)$330 + $344/year
San FranciscoResidential Energy & Water Conservation415-558-6220
San FranciscoReport of Residential Building Record (3R)415-558-6080$148
San Luis ObispoWater Conservation Certificate – Toilet Retrofit Verification805-781-7215Unknown, please call
San MarinoResidential Compliance Certificate626-300-0700$140.00
San Pablo (Contra Costa County)Residential Health and Safety Inspection510-215-3030$125 (condo), $175 (SFR), $25+ per/unit
Santa MonicaReport of Residential Building Records310-458-8355$330.44
Sausalito (Marin County)Residential Building Record Report415-289-4128$150
Seaside (Monterey County)Real Property Disclosure Report831-899-6736$129
Signal HillResidential Inspection Report Request562-989-7348$170-565
South GatePre-Sale Inspection323-563-9500$63
Thousand Oaks (Ventura County)Report of Residential Building Records805-449-2500$82- $308
TorranceSmoke Detector Cert of Compliance310-781-7635 Building and Safety Dept.
Ventura (Ventura County)Report of Building Records805-654-7874$79.00

Information herein is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.