The City of Torrance

Stretching from the shoreline south of Redondo, inland to the east, the city of Torrance, and its smaller neighbor, the city of Lomita, share slightly warmer days than the beach cities, yet all of the benefits of the being within the coastal breeze zone. Excellent schools, civic, cultural, and sporting facilities are enjoyed by Torrance residents, as well as a wonderfully redeveloped Old Town area.

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

Building Report at Sale: None

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: Click here

Senior Housing Information Click here

City Website: Click here

City Phone: (310) 328-5310

Mayor and City Council:  Click here.

Meeting Agendas: Click here.

The Planning Commission meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7pm. Planning Commission agendas are available Click here.

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

Torrance Tribune: Click here

Contact Info

3031 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

Monday – Thursday
7:30AM – 5:30PM

7:30AM – 4:30PM

(310) 328-5310

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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