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California Property Transfer Tax Rates

Below are real property transfer tax rates in California. Most areas go by a county-wide standard of $1.10 per thousand dollars in sale value. However, some cities have additional taxes, and some are even value-based within those cities. Rates are subject to change.

Alameda

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Buyer
Title: Buyer
Seller: $1.10
City of Alameda Buyer/Seller Split
Split Buyer/Seller

Alameda -$12.00
Albany – $15.00
Berkeley – See Below*
Emeryville -$12.00
Hayward – $8.50
Oakland – See Below**
Piedmont – $13.00
San Leandro – $11.00

*Berkeley: $100 to $1,600,000 = $15.00
$1,600,001 Plus = $25.00

**Oakland: $100 to $300,000 = 1%
$301,000 to $2,000,000 = 1.5%
$2,000,001 to 5,000,000 = 1.75%
$5,000,001 Plus = 2.5%

Alameda -$13.10
Albany – $16.10
Berkeley – $1.10 + See Below*
Emeryville -$13.10
Hayward – $9.60
Oakland – $1.10 + See Below**
Piedmont – $14.10
San Leandro – $12.10
All Others $1.10

*Berkeley: $100 to $1,600,000 = $15.00
$1,600,001 Plus = $25.00

**Oakland: $100 to $300,000 = 1%
$301,000 to $2,000,000 = 1.5%
$2,000,001 to 5,000,000 = 1.75%
$5,000,001 Plus = 2.5%

Alpine



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Buyer
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Amador





Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Buyer
Negotiable/Usually Split: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Butte



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Calaveras



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Colusa



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Contra Costa



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Buyer
Title: Buyer
Seller: $1.10 Split Buyer/Seller

Richmond -See Below *
El Cerrito – $12.00

*Richmond $100 to $999,999 = 0.7%
$ 1,000,000 to $2,999,999 = 1.25% $ 3,000,000 to $9,999,999 = 2.5%
$ 10,000,000 and above = 3%

Richmond – $1.10 + See Below*
El Cerrito – $13.10
All Others $1.10

*Richmond: $100 to $999,999 = 0.7%
$ 1,000,000 to $2,999,999 = 1.25% $ 3,000,000 to $9,999,999 = 2.5%
$ 10,000,000 and above = 3%

Del Norte



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

El Dorado



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10
Requires DTT Affidavit
N/A $1.10

Fresno



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Glenn



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10
Requires DTT Affidavit
N/A $1.10

Humboldt



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Imperial



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Inyo



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Kern



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Ridgecrest, Split | All Others, Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Kings



Phone Number

(559) 582-2311 Ext. 2470

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Lake



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Buyer
Title: Buyer
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Lassen



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Los Angeles



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 Seller

Culver City – See Below*
Los Angeles – $4.50
Pomona – $2.20
Redondo Beach – $2.20
Santa Monica – See Below**

*Culver City: Below $1,499,999 – 0.45%
$1,500,00-$2,999,999 – 1.5%
$3,000,000-$9,999,999 – 3%
Above $10,000,000 – 4%

** Santa Monica: Below $4,999,999 – $3.00
Above $5,000,000 – $6.00

Culver City – $5.60
Los Angeles – $5.60
Pomona – $3.30
Redondo Beach – $3.30
Santa Monica – Below $4,999,999 = $4.10, Above $5,000,000 = $7.10
All Others – $1.10

Madera



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: See Below*

*Chowchilla & Mountain Areas: Split
*Valley Areas: Seller

Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Marin



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Buyer
Title: Buyer
Seller: $1.10 Seller

San Rafael – $2.00

San Rafael -$3.10
All Others $1.10

Mariposa



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Mendocino



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Buyer
Title: Buyer
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Merced





Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Modoc



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Mono



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Monterey



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Salinas & Monterey Peninsula, Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Napa



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Buyer
Title: Buyer
Seller: $1.10
Requires DTT Affidavit
N/A $1.10

Nevada



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Orange



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Placer



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Plumas



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Riverside



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 Seller

Riverside City – $1.10

Riverside City – $2.20
All Others – $1.10

Sacramento



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Seller
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 Buyer/Seller Split 50/50

Sacramento City – $2.75

Sacramento City – $3.85
All Others – $1.10

San Benito



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Seller
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

San Bernardino



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

San Diego



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

San Francisco



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Buyer
Title: Buyer
Seller: See Total
Requires DTT Affidavit
N/A Sales Price/Fee Per $1000
$100 and < $250K = $5.00
$250K and < $1Mil = $6.80
$1 Mil and < $5 Mil = $7.50
$5 Mil and < $10 Mil = $22.50
$10 Mil and < $25 Mil = $55.00
$25 Million Plus = $60.00

Commercial Rate
$10 Mil and < $25 Mil = 5.5%
$25 Million Plus = 6.0%

San Joaquin



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

San Luis Obispo



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

San Mateo



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Buyer
Title: Buyer
Seller: $1.10
Requires DTT Affidavit
Split Buyer/Seller*

San Mateo – $5.00

*Hillsborough – $0.30 Negotiable

San Mateo – $6.10
Hillsborough – $1.40 Negotiable
All Others – $1.10

Santa Barbara



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10
Requires DTT Affidavit
$1.10

Santa Clara



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Seller
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 Buyer/Seller Split 50/50

Mountain View – $3.30
Palo Alto – $3.30
San Jose – $3.30 + See Below*

*San Jose: $2 Mill to $5 Mill – 0.75%
$5 Mill to $10 Mill – 1.0%
>$10,000,000 – 1.5%

Mountain View – $4.40
Palo Alto – $4.40
San Jose – Varies Based on Sales Price
All Others – $1.10

Santa Cruz



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Shasta



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10
Requires DTT Affidavit
N/A $1.10

Sierra



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Siskiyou



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Solano



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Buyer
Title: Buyer
Seller: $1.10 Seller

Vallejo – $3.30

Vallejo – $4.40

All Others – $1.10

Sonoma



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Buyer
Title: Buyer
Seller: $1.10 Seller Pays

Santa Rosa – $2.00
Petaluma – $2.00

Santa Rosa – $3.10
Petaluma – $3.10

All Others – $1.10

Stanislaus



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Turlock, Split | All Others, Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Sutter





Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Seller
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10
Requires DTT Affidavit
N/A $1.10

Tehama



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10
Requires DTT Affidavit
N/A $1.10

Trinity



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Tulare



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Tuolumne



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Split
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Ventura



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Split
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Yolo



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Davis, Buyer | All Others, Seller
Title: Davis, Buyer | All Others, Seller
Seller: $1.10 N/A $1.10

Yuba



Phone Number

ESCROW & TITLE FEES COUNTY TAX Per $1,000 CITY TAX Per $1,000 TOTAL Per $1,000 Property Value
Escrow: Seller
Title: Seller
Seller: $1.10
Requires DTT Affidavit
N/A $1.10

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