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County:
Transfer Tax is
$1.10 per $1000.



Escrow Fees:
Who pays what?


Cities:
Transfer Tax, if
any, per $1000.



Alameda

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Buyer

Escrow Fees:

Buyer

County Transfer Tax:

Seller

City Transfer Tax:

Split





Alameda:

$12.00

Albany:

$11.50

Berkeley:

$15.00

Hayward:

$4.50

Oakland:

$15.00

Piedmont:

$13.00

San Leandro:

$6.00


Alpine

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Split

Title Insurance:

Buyer or Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:


Seller
or Split

                      

Amador

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Split

Title Insurance:

Buyer

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Split







Butte

County Directory

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Calaveras

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Split

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Colusa

County Directory

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Split

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Contra Costa

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Buyer

Escrow Fees:

Buyer

County Transfer Tax:

Seller

City Transfer Tax:

Negotiable





Richmond:

$7.00


Del Norte

County Directory

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Split


Title Insurance:


Seller
or Split

Escrow Fees:


Seller
or Split

County Transfer Tax:

Split







El Dorado

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Fresno

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Glenn

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Humboldt

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Seller

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Imperial

County Directory

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Inyo

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Kern

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Kings

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller or Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Lake

County Directory

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Buyer

Escrow Fees:

Buyer

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Lassen

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Split

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Los Angeles

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller

City Transfer Tax:

Seller





Culver City:

$4.50

Los Angeles:

$4.50

Pomona:

$2.20

Redondo Beach:

$2.20

Santa Monica:

$3.00


Madera

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer or Split

Title Insurance:

Seller or Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:


Seller
or Split







Marin

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Buyer

Escrow Fees:

Buyer

County Transfer Tax:

Seller

City Transfer Tax:

Seller





San Rafael:

$3.10


Mariposa

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Split

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Mendocino

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Buyer

Escrow Fees:

Buyer

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Merced

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Modoc

No official website

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Split

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Mono

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Monterey

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Seller

Title Insurance:

Seller or Split

Escrow Fees:

Seller or Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Napa

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Buyer

Escrow Fees:

Buyer

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Nevada

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Orange

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller or Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Placer

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller or Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Plumas

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Split

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Riverside

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller or Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller





Riverside:

$1.10


Sacramento

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Seller or Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller

City Transfer Tax:

Seller or Split





Sacramento:

$2.75


San Benito

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Seller or Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







San Bernardino

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller or Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







San Diego

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







San Francisco

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Buyer

Escrow Fees:

Buyer

County Transfer Tax:

Seller





In San Francisco, the County Transfer Tax is figured based on the value of the property as follows:

$1000-$250,000:
$5.00 per $1000

$250,001-$999,999:
$6.80 per $1000

$1,000,000+:
$7.50 per $1000

For more information, please see the relevant code section.



San Joaquin

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







San Luis Obispo

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller or Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







San Mateo

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Buyer

Escrow Fees:

Buyer

County Transfer Tax:

Seller

City Transfer Tax:


Seller
or Split





San Mateo:

$5.00


Santa Barbara

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Santa Clara

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Seller

County Transfer Tax:

Seller

City Transfer Tax:


Seller
or Split





San Jose:

$3.30

Mountain View:

$3.30

Palo Alto:

$3.30


Santa Cruz

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Shasta

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Sierra

County Directory

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Siskiyou

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Split

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Split







Solano

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Buyer

Escrow Fees:

Buyer

County Transfer Tax:

Seller

City Transfer Tax:

Seller





Vallejo:

$3.30


Sonoma

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Buyer

Escrow Fees:

Buyer

County Transfer Tax:

Seller

City Transfer Tax:

Seller





Cloverdale:

$1.10

Cotati:

$1.10

Petaluma:

$2.00

Santa Rosa:

$2.00

Sebastopol:

$2.00


Stanislaus

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Sutter

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Seller

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Tehama

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Trinity

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Tulare

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Tuolumne

No official website

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Split

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Ventura

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Seller

Escrow Fees:

Split

County Transfer Tax:

Seller







Yolo

Assessor's Office

Transfer Tax Code

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Seller

Title Insurance:

Seller


Buyer (Davis)

Escrow Fees:

Seller


Buyer (Davis)

County Transfer Tax:

Seller


Buyer (Davis)

City Transfer Tax:

Seller





Davis:

$1.10

Woodland:

$1.10

West



Sacramento:
$1.10

Winters:

$2.20


Yuba

Assessor's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report


Recording Fees:

Buyer

Title Insurance:

Buyer

Escrow Fees:

Buyer

County Transfer Tax:

Seller