California Documentary Transfer Tax Calculator

California Documentary Transfer Tax Calculator – Updated: May 7, 2015

All Documentary Transfer Taxes are calculated by rounding up to the nearest $500, then multiplying by the tax rate. For example, the County Tax for a property sold at $123,456 will be rounded up to $123,500 and multiplied by 0.11%. The tax will be $135.85.

If your city is not listed in the drop-down menu, that means your city currently does not have a City Documentary Transfer Tax. Please choose “Other” to get your final tax breakdown.

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(enter 123456 for $123,456)

Please enter a valid property value




There are certain mailing addresses which may say “Los Angeles, CA” but are not part of the City. There are others, for instance, “North Hollywood, CA” or “Van Nuys, CA” which are part of the City of Los Angeles. If you are not certain if the property is incorporated in the City of Los Angeles and subject to the City Transfer Tax, please call us at (626)584-9999 and we would be happy to find out for you.

San Francisco’s City Documentary Transfer Tax changes based on the sale price range.

  • $100 – $250,000 => 0.5%
  • $250,001- $1,000,000 => 0.68%
  • $1,000,001 – $5,000,000 => 0.75%
  • $5,000,001 – $10,000,000 => 2.0%
  • $10,000,001 and above => 2.5%

City Documentary Transfer Taxes can change suddenly due to city government decisions. We do our best to keep the rates up to date. If in doubt, please call us (626)584-9999 regarding the up to date City Documentary Transfer Tax rates.