According to California’s Revenue and Taxation Codes, a County Documentary Transfer Tax must be paid on the value of any real estate whose ownership is being transferred. The tax rate is the same for all counties and is 0.11 percent of the assessed value.
Cities with their own City Transfer Taxes and their rates are listed below. When the transfer of ownership deed is documented, that tax amount along with the county documentary transfer tax will be paid. Transfer taxes in certain cities are computed in tiers. While we make every effort to maintain this list current and accurate, if you have any questions, call us.