California Closing Costs

A Guide to Customary Practices in Closing Costs


**All listed closing costs are reflective of current customary practices within the State of California. All items are subject to individual contractual negotiation and change without notice. This information is presented for reference only and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Please contact your county directly for confirmation information. Rev. 04/30/2024..


Alameda

CONTACT NUMBER | 510-272-6362

ESCROW CHARGES & FEES | Buyer

TITLE FEE (Owner’s Policy) | Buyer

COUNTY TRANSFER TAX (Per Thousand) | Seller-$1.10 .Seller/Buyer split in the city of Alameda only.

CITY TRANSFER TAX |  
Split-Buyer/ Seller:
Alameda: $12.00/ $1,000
Albany: $15.00/ $1,000
Berkeley*:
$15/$1,000 for purchases up to $1.6M;
$25/$1,000 over $1.6M
Emeryville:
$12/$1,000 for purchases up to $1M;
$15/$1,000 for purchases from $1M to $2M;
$25/$1,000 over $2M
Hayward: $8.50/ $1,000
Oakland:
$10/$1,000 up to $300,000;
$15/$1,000 for $300,001 to $2M;
$17.50/$1,000 over $2M up to $5M;
$25/$1,000 over $5M 
Piedmont: $13/$1,000
San Leandro: $11/$1,000
*Effective 1/1/2024