City of Agoura Hills Retrofit (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling

Most Realtors in the city of Agoura Hills and Oak Park area commonly ‘waive’ RPA governmental code compliance when selling, even though given the option, many sellers would opt for a ‘retrofit’ or ‘code compliance’ inspection upon sale to cover their liability.

When selling a home here, or anywhere in the county of Los Angeles, the following items should be checked by a ‘dis-interested’ and independent third party retrofitter for full compliance. This ensures all parties, including sellers, agents and their brokers, will be covered in case of problems after the close of escrow.

Homes in Agoura Hills, upon sale, do require working smoke detectors in each bedroom and bedroom hallway, and on each floor. Smoke detectors can be either battery type or hard wired type. Seismic EQ valve on gas meter is required as of 1/1/2023, see below. 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 showerheads in each bathroom.

Call us with any questions you may have at 310-800-4418. Questions regarding the seismic earthquake shut off valve requirement can be directed to Agoura Hills Building and Safety at 818.597.7300.

City of Agoura Hills

30001 Ladyface Court

Agoura Hills, CA 91301


Building and Safety – 818-597-7300

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