The City of Manhattan 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.

Conveniently located near major freeways and thoroughfares, Manhattan Beach provides easy access to those wishing to enjoy the best of Southern California. A thriving community, Manhattan Beach is home to beach volleyball, tennis, and golf tournaments, movie studios, fantastic restaurants, and a highly rated school system.

Contact Info

1400 Highland Avenue,
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


(310) 802-5000

City Website

City Liaison
Susan Sweeney

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: Buyers are required to certify that toilets are retrofitted to 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf). Certification may occur up to six months after close of escrow. Other exemptions may apply. Click here .

Building Report at Sale: [Report of Residential Building Records ][3] Business License for Agents: None

Rent Control: None

Special Development Restrictions: None

City-Mandated Deed Provisions: Utility Undergrounding Assessment Districts Click here

First-Time Buyer Programs: 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: None

City Website: Click here

City Phone: (310) 802-5000

Mayor and City Council: City Council Information Click here.

Meeting Agendas: The Carson City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday or the month. Council agendas and staff reports available Click here.

The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Planning Commission agendas are available Click here.

Code Enforcement: Click here

Planning Department: Click here

Police: Click here

Fire Department: Click here

Schools: Click here