City of Long Beach Retrofit (Code Compliance) Requirements When Selling

Most Realtors in the city of Long Beach 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.

The incorporated city of Long Beach 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 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. Long Beach city inspection may be required for a garage / off-street parking access. Check with your escrow officer for a need for this city inspection. See this inspection application below. Their website is here.

City of Long Beach – Code Enforcement

411 W Ocean Blvd

Long Beach, CA 90802


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