The City of Hawthorne

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.

Contact Info

4455 W. 126th Street,
Hawthorne, CA 90250



City Website

City Liaison
Paul Clark

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 SaleNone

Building Report at SaleNone

Business License for Agents None

Rent Control None

Special Development Restrictions None

City-Mandated Deed Provisions None

First-Time Buyer Programs C.A.R. Down Payment Resource Here(member login required) California Housing Finance Agency Here Los Angeles County Home Ownership Program Click here

Home Improvement Programs Information about Section 8 and the Hawthorne Housing Department Click here

City Website Click Here

City Phone (310) 349-2901

Mayor and City Council Click here

Meeting Agendas City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Planning Commission meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month.

Agendas are available  Click here

Code Enforcement Click Here

Planning Department Click Here

Police Click Here

Fire Department Click Here

Schools Click Here