The City of Carson

Carson is well known as an industrial center with unparalleled access to transportation and the Pacific Rim, and is also a culturally diverse community that is attractive place to live and work. The city has more than 120 acres of park land divided into 12 parks, 2 mini-parks and sports/recreational facilities that include 3 swimming pools, a boxing center, a state-of-the art sports complex and the Carson Community Center. These facilities allow the residents of Carson to enjoy a variety of sports, recreational and cultural programs. The city’s educational needs are served by Los Angeles Unified School District, and the community has access to 47 church organizations.

Signage Restrictions: Click here

City Transfer Tax: None

County Transfer Tax: The County assesses a Documentary Transfer Tax on the consideration or value of the interest or real property conveyed (exclusive of the value of any lien or encumbrance remaining thereon at the time of sale) exceeds $100 at the rate of $0.55 per $500 or fraction part thereof.

Inspection at Sale: Click here

Building Report at Sale: Click here

Business License for Agents: Click here

Rent Control: Click here

Short-term Rentals: Click here

Special Development Restrictions: None

City-Mandated Deed Provisions: None

First-Time Buyer Programs:

California Housing Finance Agency Click here

Los Angeles County Home Ownership Program Home Improvement Programs Click here

Home Ownership Program (LACDA): Click here

Home Improvement Program (LACDA): Click here

C.A.R. Down Payment Resource: Click here (member login required)

City Website: Click Here

City Phone: (310) 830-7600

Mayor and City Council: Click here

Meeting Agendas:

Meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Agendas and staff reports are available Click here.

The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Agendas are available Click here.

Code Enforcement: Click here 

Planning Department: Click here

LA Assessor Tool Kit: Click here

Police: Click here

Fire Department: Click here

Schools: Click here

Daily Breeze: Click here

Contact Info

701 E. Carson St.
Carson, CA 90745


(310) 830-7600

City Website

Please note, this information is subject to change. Cities and the County of Los Angeles frequently adopt new ordinances and changes to policies and procedures. It is recommended to obtain information from each municipality directly.

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