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: Click here
Inspection Application Form Click here
Building Report at Sale: Off Street Parking Inspection Click here
Business License for Agents None
Rent Control None
Special Development Restrictions Construction Recycling Requirement Click here
City-Mandated Deed Provisions None
First-Time Buyer Programs City First-Time Buyer Information Click here
C.A.R. Down Payment Resource (member login required) Click here
California Housing Finance Agency Click here
Los Angeles County Home Ownership Program Click here
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. Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings of the month
Meeting agendas are available Click here.
Code Enforcement Click Here
Planning Department Click Here
Police Click Here
Fire Department Click Here
Schools Click Here