Who Pays What in California?

CountyContactEscrow Charges/FeesTitle Fee (Owner's Policy)County Transfer Tax Per ThousandCity Transfer Tax
Alameda510.272.6362 • 888.280.7708
www.co.alameda.ca.us
BuyerBuyerSeller - $1.10Split - Buyer/Seller:
Alameda -$12.00/$1,000
Albany - $11.50/$1,000
Berkeley - $15.00/$1,000
Hayward - $4.50/$1,000
Oakland - $15.00/$1,000
Piedmont - $13.00/$1,000
San Leandro - $6.00/$1,000
Contra Costa925.335.7900
www.co.contra-costa.ca.us
BuyerBuyerSeller - $1.10Split - Buyer/Seller
Richmond $7.00/$1,000
San Francisco415.544.5596
www.sfgov.org
BuyerBuyerSeller - see
City Transfer Tax
Per $1,000:
$5.00 for less than $250,000
$6.80 from $250,001 to $999,999
$7.50 from 1,000,000 to $4,999,999
$20.00 from $5,000,000 to $9,999,999
$25.00 from $10,000,000 +
San Mateo650.363.4500
www.co.sanmateo.ca.us
BuyerBuyerSeller - $1.10San Mateo $5.00/$1,000 - Split - Buyer/Seller Hillsborough $0.30/$1,000 - Negotiable
Santa Clara408.299.2481
www.sccgov.org
SellerSellerSeller - $1.10Split - Buyer/Seller
Mountain View - $3.30/$1,000
Palo Alto - $3.30/$1,000
San Jose - $3.30/$1,000
Santa Cruz831.454.2800
www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us
Split - Buyer/SellerSplit - Buyer/SellerSeller - $1.10-