The City of Lawndale

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: Residential Property Report Click here

Building Report at Sale: Off Street Parking Inspection Click here

Rent Control: None

Short-term Rentals: Click here

Special Development Restrictions: Click here

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: Great Neighborhoods Program Click here

City Website: Click Here

City Phone: (310) 973-3200

Mayor and City Council:  Click here

Meeting Agendas:

City Council meets on the first and third Monday evenings of the month. Agendas and staff reports are available Click here.

Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings of the month.

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

Lawndale Tribune: Click here

Contact Info

14717 Burin Avenue,
Lawndale, CA


(310) 973-3200

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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