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.

Contact Info

14717 Burin Avenue,
Lawndale, CA


(310) 973-3200

City Website

City Liaison
Jaime Sutachan

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 SaleClick here

Inspection Application Form Click here

Building Report at SaleOff Street Parking Inspection Click here

Inspection Application Form

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