City of Garden Grove Retrofit (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling

Most Realtors in the city of Garden Grove 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 in the city of Garden Grove, 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 the close of escrow.

City of Garden Grove requires working smoke detectors in each bedroom, bedroom hallway, and on each floor. Smoke detectors can be either battery type or hard wired type. Seismic earthquake 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.

Garden Grove city website is here. Garden Grove does not require a city inspection. Call us with any questions you may have at 310-800-4418 regarding code compliance when selling in the city of Garden Grove.

Garden Grove City Hall

11222 Acacia Parkway

Garden Grove, CA 92840


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