City Reports



Name of report

(click for weblink to site or forms, if any)

Contact phone #


In Brief and Notes/Comments


Real Property Records Report



$50 – $160

All properties, including vacant land, but not on first sale. Buyer to acknowledge report, 6 months time limit.

Beverly Hills

Smoke Detector & Water Conservation Plumbing Fixtures Affidavit




Buyer & Seller sign form. No inspection. Only deals with smoke detector and water conservation.


Retrofit Upon Sale Certificate of Compliance




Water Conservation only. No inspection. Buyer & Seller sign on Certificate of Compliance.


Pre-Sale Inspection



$60 – $140

Inspection required. Residential Only. Call for application form. Buyer acknowledgement of Residential Building Report needed


Pre-Inspection report



$255 up to 5 units

Inspection required. Pick up form at Building and Safety, pay and obtain appointment. Residential, commercial and vacant land.

Culver City

Report for residential Building Records




No inspection. Need on residential & commercial properties, no vacant land. Call for application. Takes 10 business days. Buyer needs to acknowledge.

El Monte

Property Inspection Report




Inspection required. Residential and commercial properties. Call for application form. Buyer acknowledgement needed. Form Link

El Segundo

NONE now, pursuant to Building Dept.






Property Information Report




Inspection required only of exterior. 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.

Hawaiian Gardens

Pre Sale Inspection




Inspection required. Residential and commercial properties. New construction exempt. Deliver 21 days before closing, Buyer to acknowledge.

Hermosa Beach

Residential Building Records




Residential only. Takes 2 weeks to process. Exterior inspection only. Good for 6 months.

Huntington Park

Residential Pre-Sale Inspection Program




Inspection required. Single family 1-4 units and vacant land required. No commercial or over 4 units. Good for 6 months.


Pre-Sale Report



$150 + $10/unit

Inspection required. All properties, including commercial and vacant land. Buyer needs to acknowledge. Good for 6 months. Call Building and Safety and they will mail the form. Not on website

Laguna Beach

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.

Los Angeles City

Residential Property Report – 9A



$77.20 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.

Los Angeles City – Dept of Water and Power

Certificate of Compliance



$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


Pre-Sale Real Property Report


603-0220 x289


Inspection of exterior only. Residential only. Call for application form. Real Estate Agent needs to have business license for Lynwood to apply.

Manhattan Beach

Residential Building Reports




No inspection. Residential only. Application under Forms “Residential Building Report” on website. Water Conservation Retrofit required – Form link


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.

Monterey Park

Property Report



$126 to $256 and up

Inspection required. Residential and commercial. Work must be done or Buyer has option to assume responsibility. Valid for 6 months. Owner must apply with copy of Deed. If Agent applying, needs a Power of Attorney from owner for this specific action.

Newport Beach

Report of Residential Building Records



$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.







Report of Building Records




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

Real Property Records Report




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.


Occupancy Inspection Program



$132.66 – $265.33

Inspection required and cannot be waived. Single family, duplex, condos. Seller can assign responsibility for corrective work to Buyer which will require their acknowledgement. Buyer has 6 months to comply. Certificate is valid for 1 year. Must go in to apply.

Port Hueneme

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





Redondo Beach

Report of Residential Building




Residential only. No inspection unless their records show violations exist. Buyer to acknowledge. Good for 6 months.

Rolling Hills Estates

Pre-Sale Inspection Report




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.

San Diego



San Francisco

Report of Residential Building Record (3R)




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 Francisco

Residential Energy & Water Conservation




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.

San Francisco

Stationary Tank Permits


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.

San Marino

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.

Santa Monica

Report of Residential Building Records




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”.

South Gate

Pre-Sale Inspection




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.

Signal Hill

Residence Inspection program




Only for 4 units and up residential properties. Valid for 6 months. Buyer does not need to acknowledge. Must go to City to obtain application, 10:30-11:30 Monday-Friday.


Smoke Detector Cert of Compliance

Building and Safety Dept.




No property inspection or report required. However, does need a Smoke Detector Compliance done by Contractor.

Thousand Oaks

Report of Residential Building Records



$65- $245

Inspections required only if there are open permits, cost is then $245. No inspection cost is $65. Good for 6 months. Takes up to 10 working days to get.