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State of California - Closing Practices by County

County and City Transfer Tax Rates Included
Escrow Charges Title Fees County Transfer Tax
per/$1,000
City Transfer Tax
per/$1,000
Alameda County...
Buyer 100% Buyer 100% Buyer - $1.10
Split - Buyer/Seller
Alameda $12.00/$1,000
Albany $11.50/$1,000
Berkeley $15.00/$1,000
Piedmont $13.00/$1,000
Oakland $15.00/$1,000
San Leandro $6.00/$1,000
Hayward $4.50/$1,000
Butte County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Buyer/Seller 50% Seller None
Calaveras County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Buyer/Seller 50% Seller - $1.10 None
Contra Costa County...
Buyer - 100% Buyer - 100% Seller - $1.10
El Cerrito
$7.00
Richmond $7.00
San Pablo $7.00
Pinole $5.50
El Dorado County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Buyer/Seller-CLTA 50%
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 None
Fresno County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 None
Humbolt County...
No standard practice No standard practice Seller - $1.10 None
Monument Pres. Fee $20
Kern County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 None
Lake County...
Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10 None
Lassen County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Buyer/Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 None
Los Angeles County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10
City Code Tax
Culver City 20 $4.50
Los Angeles 44 $4.50
Pomona 57 $2.20
Redondo Bch
59 $2.20
Santa Monica 68 $3.00
Madera County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Seller in Valley areas
Buyer/Seller 50% in Mountain areas and Chowchilla
Seller - $1.10 None
Marin County...
Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10 Seller
San Rafael $1.45 (in addition to County Tax)
Mendocino County...
Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10 None
Merced County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Buyer/Seller 50% Seller - $1.10 None
Monterey County...
Buyer/Seller in Salinas Area 50%
Seller in Peninsula Area
Seller Seller - $1.10 None
Napa County...
Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10 None
Nevada County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Buyer/Seller 50% Seller - $1.10 None
Orange County...
       
Placer County...
Roseville 50%
Auburn 50%
Tahoe City 50%
Seller  
Buyer/Seller 50%
Buyer/Seller 50%
Seller $1.10
Seller $1.10
Seller $1.10
None
None
None
Plumas County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 None
Riverside County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 City of Riverside - $1.10
Sacramento County...
Seller Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 Buyer/Seller 50%
.00275 x sales price
San Luis Obispo County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 None
San Diego County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 None
San Bernardino County...
Buyer/Seller 50% Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 None
San Benito County...
Seller - 100% Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 None
San Mateo County...
Buyer Buyer Seller - $1.10
Buyer/Seller 50%
San Mateo $5.00
Marlborough $0.30
San Francisco County...
Buyer Buyer Seller
Transfer tax calculated on
full purchase price, not on
graduated scale.
Purch. Price $/thous.
$0-249,999 $5.00
$250k-$999,999 $6.80
$1 mill. - $5 mill.
$7.50
 $5 mill. or more
$15.00 
Combined with
County transfer tax
San Joaquin County...
Buyer/Seller - 50% Buyer/Seller - 50% Seller - $1.10 Stockton - $3.00
Santa Barbara County...
Buyer/Seller - 50% Buyer/Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 None
Santa Clara County...
Seller Seller Seller - $1.10
Buyer/Seller 50%
San Jose $3.30
Mt. View $3.30
Palo Alto $3.30
Santa Cruz County...
Buyer/Seller - 50% Buyer - 100% Seller - $1.10 None
Shasta County...
Buyer/Seller - 50% Buyer/Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 None
Solano County...
Buyer - 100% Buyer - 100% Seller - $1.10
Santa Rosa $2.00
Petaluma $1.15
Cotati $1.90
Sebastapol $2.00
Rohnert Park
$1.10
Cloverdale $1.10
Stanislaus County...
Buyer/Seller - 50% Seller in Modesto & Oakdale
Buyer/Seller in Turlock - 50%
Seller - $1.10 None
Sutter County...
Seller Seller Seller - $1.10 None
Tehama County...
Buyer/Seller - 50% Buyer/Seller - 50% Seller - $1.10 None
Tulare County...
Buyer/Seller - 50% Buyer/Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 None
Tuolomne County...
Buyer/Seller - 50% Buyer/Seller - 50% Seller - $1.10 None
Ventura County...
Buyer/Seller - 50% Buyer/Seller - CLTA
Buyer - ALTA
Seller - $1.10 None
Yolo County...
Seller in Woodland
Buyer in Davis
Seller in Woodland
Buyer in Davis
Seller - $1.10
Woodland $1.10
Winters $2.20
Yuba County...
Seller Seller Seller - $1.10 None