The City of Hermosa Beach

Just south of El Segundo lie the beach cities of Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo. A favored destination for surfers, volleyball players, and beachcombers alike, these three cities are blessed with beautiful shorelines, spectacular sunsets, and all that goes with the California sand and surf.

Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach lie south of Manhattan. Hermosa is the smallest of the beach cities, but it is truly a beach town, complete with walk streets, a great pier, and downtown. Redondo Beach is the largest of the beach cities and home to King Harbor, the Beach Cities’ only marina and boat harbor. Redondo is also home to the South Bay Civic Light Opera – a renowned regional musical theatre company, and a wonderful seafront area enjoyed both by tourists from around the world, as well as local residents.

Signage Restrictions: Click here

Inspection at Sale: 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: Report of Residential Building Record (‘RBR’) – At the time of entering into an agreement of sale or exchange of any residential building, the owner or authorized representative shall obtain from the city a report of the residential building record showing the regularly authorized use, occupancy and zoning classification. The report may take up to 4 weeks to process and is valid for 6 months. See Municipal Code Chapter 15.44. It is mandatory for Real Estate Brokers to have a business license with the City of Hermosa Beach Click here.

Business License for Agents: None

Rent Control: None

Short-term Rentals: 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)

Home Improvement Programs: None

City Website: Click Here

City Phone: (310) 318-0239

Mayor and City Council: Click here

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

Meeting agendas 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

The Beach Reporter: Click here

Easy Reader: Click here

Contact Info

1315 Valley Drive,
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Monday – Thursday
7AM – 6PM

(310) 318-0239

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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