Who pays what closing cost?

Who Pays What in California?

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