City of Gardena Retrofit (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling

When selling a home in the city of Gardena, 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 Gardena requires working smoke detectors in each bedroom, bedroom hallway, and on each floor. Smoke detectors can be either battery type or hard wired type for either detached or attached homes. 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.

A city inspection may be required upon sale. Contact the Gardena city building and safety for more information and to schedule a pre-sale city inspection. More information here. Fees range between $381.00 and $484.00. Exterior inspection first, then possible an interior inspection from the city based on the exterior inspection.

Link here to the city of Gardena pre-sale exterior inspection application.

City of Gardena

1700 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247

(310) 217-9500

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2 thoughts on “City of Gardena Retrofit (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling”

    1. For a seismic earthquake shut off valve, a permit is always a good idea, but people do opt out of a permit due to cost or not wanting city inspectors on their property – more here.
      For the city of Gardena, since there is a mandatory city inspection in this jurisdiction, check with building and safety on the need for a permit. The city of Gardena DOES NOT REQUIRE A SEISMIC EARTHQUAKE SHUT OFF VALVE when transferring ownership, but may require it for $10,000+ property improvement projects.

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