To help you, as an owner and possible future Seller, or as a real estate professional, here is a list of cities in California which have adopted ordinances that require a “pre-sale” property report. This means that before an escrow can close and property transferred, the City has to disclose to the Buyer what is on the City records as to the status of the property, its permits, violations, and compliance with its building code ordinances.
Many require an on-site inspection by their inspector, others just do an internal check, but all require fees to be paid.
Selling real estate in this day and age can be massively confusing. It is our aim to make it easier for you with non-biased, easy to understand information. We will be constantly updating and revising the list as we gather further information. If you have comments or anything to add, please let us know!