The City of Gardena

The cities of Gardena, Lawndale, Hawthorne and Inglewood are inland from the west- and south-facing communities. Gardena has a long history as an agricultural community was derived from Japanese-American owned truck farms and vast strawberry fields dating back to pre-WWII days. Still preserving its Asian farming roots, Gardena now encompasses a mix of old and new, east meets California west.

Lawndale, Hawthorne, and Inglewood lie just east and north of north Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, and the Los Angeles International Airport. Currently undergoing significant redevelopment, their proximity to the Beach Cities, yet substantially more affordable housing market, makes them an increasingly popular inland destination.

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: None

Building Report at Sale: Click here

Business License for Agents: None

Short-term Rentals: Click here

Rent Control: Rent Mediation: The City requires the owner of residential rental units to provide a copy of a booklet entitled “Rent Mediation and Hearing Procedures” for each residential unit and to all new tenants thereafter. More information and the booklet are available Click here.

Special Development Restrictions: None

City-Mandated Deed Provisions: None

First-Time Buyer Programs:

Home Ownership Program (LACDA): Click here

Home Improvement Program (LACDA): Click here

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

Gardena Home Improvement Program: Click here

Home Improvement Programs:   Click here

City Website: Click Here

City Phone: (310) 217-9500

Mayor and City Council: Click Here

Meeting Agendas

The Gardena City Council meets on the second and fourth 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. Planning Commission agendas are available Click here.

Code Enforcement Click Here

LA Assessor Tool Kit: Click Here

Planning Department: Click Here

Police: Click Here

Fire Department: Click Here

Schools: Click Here

Daily Breeze: Click here

Gardena Valley News: Click here

Contact Info

1700 West 162nd St.,
Gardena, CA 90247

Monday – Thursday 7:30AM – 5:30PM
Friday 7:30AM – 4:30PM

(310) 217-9500

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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