Who pays title and escrow in Alameda County

Transfer Tax and Escrow Fees
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
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 $1000For 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

City Code

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

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