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County Contact Escrow Charges/Fees Title Fee (Owner's Policy) County Transfer Tax Per Thousand City Transfer Tax
Alameda 510.272.6362 • 888.280.7708 www.co.alameda.ca.us Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10

Split - Buyer/Seller:
Alameda -$12.00/$1,000
Albany - $11.50/$1,000
Berkeley - $15.00/$1,000
Hayward - $4.50/$1,000
Oakland - $15.00/$1,000
Piedmont - $13.00/$1,000
San Leandro - $6.00/$1,000

Alpine 530.694.2286 www.co.alpine.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Buyer Seller - $1.10  
Amador 209.223.6468 www.co.amador.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Buyer Seller - $1.10  
Butte 530.538.7691 www.buttecounty.net Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Calaveras 209.754.6372 www.co.calaveras.ca.us/cc Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Colusa 530.458.0500 www.colusacountyclerk.com Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Contra Costa 925.335.7900 www.co.contra-costa.ca.us Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10 Split - Buyer/Seller
Richmond $7.00/$1,000
Del Norte 707.464.7216 www.co.del-norte.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
El Dorado 530.621.5490 co.el-dorado.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Fresno 559.488.3534 www.co.fresno.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
Glenn 530.934.6412 www.countyofglenn.net Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Humboldt 707.445.7593 co.humboldt.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
Imperial 760.482.4272 www.co.imperial.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Inyo 760.878.0222 www.inyocounty.us Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
Kern 661.868.6400 www.co.kern.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Seller
Split: Ridgecrest
Seller - $1.10  
Kings 559.582.2311 Ext. 2470 www.countyofkings.com Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
Lake 707.263.2293 www.co.lake.ca.us Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10  
Lassen 530.251.8234 www.lassencounty.org Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Los Angeles 800.815.2666 www.lacounty.gov Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10 Culver City - $4.50/$1,000
Los Angeles - $4.50/$1,000
Pomona - $2.20/$1,000
Redondo Beach - $2.20/$1,000
Santa Monica - $3.00/$1,000
Madera 559.675.7720 www.madera-county.com Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Marin 415.499.6092 www.co.marin.ca.us Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10 Seller pays - San Rafael $2.00/$1,000
Mariposa 209.966.2332 www.mariposacounty.org Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Mendocino 707.463.4376 www.co.mendocino.ca.us Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10  
Merced 209.385.7501 www.co.merced.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Modoc 530.233.6205 www.modoccounty.us Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
Mono 760.932.5530 www.monocounty.ca.gov Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
Monterey 831.755.5041 www.co.monterey.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Seller: Monterey
Peninsula, Salinas
Seller - $1.10  
County Contact Escrow Charges/Fees Title Fee (Owner's Policy) County Transfer Tax Per Thousand City Transfer Tax
Napa 707.253.4247 www.countyofnapa.org Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10  
Nevada 530.265.1221 www.mynevadacounty.com Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Orange County 714.834.2887 www.ocgov.com Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
Placer 530.886.5600 www.placer.ca.gov Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Plumas 530.283.6218 www.countyofplumas.com Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
Riverside 800.746.1544 • 951.486.7000 www.countyofriverside.us Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10 Riverside $1.10/$500
Sacramento 916.874.6334 www.saccounty.net Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
San Benito 831.636.4016 www.san-benito.ca.us Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
San Bernardino 909.387.8322 www.sbcounty.gov Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
San Diego 619.238.8158 www.sdcounty.ca.gov Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
San Francisco 415.544.5596 www.sfgov.org Buyer Buyer Seller - see
City Transfer Tax
Per $1,000:
$5.00 for less than $250,000
$6.80 from $250,001 to $999,999
$7.50 from 1,000,000 to $4,999,999
$20.00 from $5,000,000 to $9,999,999
$25.00 from $10,000,000 +
San Joaquin 209.468.3939 www.sjgov.org Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
San Luis Obispo 805.781.5080 www.slocounty.ca.gov Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
San Mateo 650.363.4500 www.co.sanmateo.ca.us Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10 San Mateo $5.00/$1,000 - Split - Buyer/Seller Hillsborough $0.30/$1,000 - Negotiable
Santa Barbara 805.568.2250 www.countyofsb.org Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
Santa Clara 408.299.2481 www.sccgov.org Seller Seller Seller - $1.10 Split - Buyer/Seller
Mountain View - $3.30/$1,000
Palo Alto - $3.30/$1,000
San Jose - $3.30/$1,000
Santa Cruz 831.454.2800 www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Shasta 530.225.5671 www.co.shasta.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller   Seller - $1.10  
Sierra 530.289.3295 www.sierracounty.ws Split - Buyer/Seller   Seller - $1.10  
Siskiyou 530.842.8065 www.co.siskiyou.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Solano 707.784.6210 www.solanocounty.com Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10 Seller
Vallejo - $3.30/$1,000
Sonoma 707.565.2651 www.sonoma-county.org Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10 Petaluma $2.00/$1000 - Seller pay
Santa Rosa $2.00/$1000 - Seller pay
Stanislaus 209.525.5250 www.stancounty.com Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
Sutter 530.822.7134 www.co.sutter.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
Tehama 530.527.3350 www.co.tehama.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Trinity 530.623.1215 www.trinitycounty.org Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Tulare 559.636.5051 www.co.tulare.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
Tuolumne 209.533.5535 www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov Split - Buyer/Seller Split - Buyer/Seller Seller - $1.10  
Ventura 805.654.2295 www.countyofventura.org Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  
Yolo 530.666.8130 www.yolocounty.org Buyer - Davis
Seller - All Other
Buyer - Davis
Seller -All Other
Seller - $1.10 Woodland $1.10/$500
Yuba 530.749.7850 www.co.yuba.ca.us Split - Buyer/Seller Seller Seller - $1.10  

 

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