"Residential Property Report"

It is the intent of the City Council to assure that all parties to a transaction involving a sale of a residential dwelling within the City of Lawndale are furnished with a residential property report which identifies observed violations of the City's codes, rules and ordinances, and verifies the availability of legally required off-street parking spaces.

The Residential Property Report Ordinance requires that prior to the sale of a residential property, the property owner or their authorized agent submit an application (see attached) for an inspection report from the City of Lawndale. Once submitted, City staff will review the permit records of the property and an inspection of the property will be scheduled.

Staff will then prepare an inspection report that states whether there are any violations of the Lawndale Municipal Code (LMC). The seller or their authorized agent is then responsible for 1) providing the report to the potential buyer, 2) obtaining the buyer's signature on the document; and, 3) returning the document to the City of Lawndale.

If a violation is found to exist, this will be noted on the inspection report and a code enforcement action will be initiated. Failure to comply with this requirement constitutes a misdemeanor on the part of the seller of the property.

The fee for the report is $80.00 and must be paid at the time the application is filed. (For a downloadable copy of the application form click here*) The expected turn-around time for the report is generally 7-10 working days.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, or if you would like a copy of the Ordinance (click here), please contact the Community Development Department at (310) 973-3230.

* This form is in PDF format, so you will need a PDF reader (Adobe Acrobat Reader) to view it. If you don't have Acrobat Reader... Don't worry, you can download it FREE! Click on the icon to the left of this message and it will take you to Adobe where you can download your own free copy.

After downloading the FORM, fill out the form on your computer then print it on your printer.


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