Burbank Retrofitting (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling

When selling a home in the city of Burbank, the following items should be checked by a independent third party retrofitter for full compliance. This ensures all parties, including agents and their brokers, will be covered in case of loss, injury or death after escrow closes.

The incorporated city of Burbank requires smoke detectors in each bedroom, bedroom hallway, and on each floor. Seismic EQ valve on gas meter is not required. Carbon monoxide detector on each level at least. Hot Water heater tank must be double strapped. Tankless water heaters do not need to be strapped. Low flow toilets and showerhead in each bathroom. Other code compliance may apply. City inspection may be required, check with your escrow officer. Toilets to be 1.28 GPF. More city of Burbank information (dated 12/13/2022) is listed here.

Below image from new rule:

Here is the link to the city of Burbank regarding this updated requirement.

Confused? Call us with any questions you may have at 310-800-4418.

Plumbing Item (Updated as of 12/13/2022)


  • Not to exceed 1.28 gallons per flush (new for 2023)


  • Not to exceed 1.8 gallons per minute

Kitchen and Bathroom Faucet Aerators

  • Default flow rate is not to exceed 1.8 gallons per minute, with a temporary increase of up to 2.2 gallons per minute allowed.

Burbank City Hall

275 East Olive Avenue Burbank, CA 91502

For more information call Michael Makar at 818-238-3730, or email BWPConservation@burbankca.gov

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2 thoughts on “Burbank Retrofitting (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling”

    1. If the toilet is brand new it will be 1.28, otherwise check right behind the toilet seat, between the seat and the tank, and it should say if it is 1.28 or 1.6 GPF. Sometimes it will be stamped under the lid. Otherwise send us a photo of it and we should be able to tell.

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