Los Angeles 9a Report

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Know the requirements of L.A when
selling a residential property

What is a 9A report?

This report is required and issued by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Building and Safety.

The purpose of the report is to inform buyers of potential or pending special assessments to the property, such as plans for new sewers or sidewalks, which the City of Los Angeles may be planning. Over the years, Building and Safety have added other items to this report, as a way to make sure properties are in compliance with various minimum code requirements, at the time ownership is transferred.

An application (typically completed by the seller) must be completed, including declarations that the property IS or WILL BE brought to compliance with the particular requirements of the City. This application is then sent to building and safety with a fee of $70.20, and the City then provides the Report.

The report will include copies of permits issued on the property, and a report of pending assessments.


Here are the items covered by the Residential Property Report (9A):

  1. Water Conservation Retrofit (which is a duplication of the DWP requirements above)

  2. Smoke Detectors

  3. Seismic Gas Shut Off Valve

  4. Apartments of three or more units must have security lighting and locks

  5. Oak Tree Compliance (for properties over 1 acre)

  6. Specific Requirements where bars are on the windows of sleeping rooms

  7. Apartments of three or more units must have security lighting and locks

  8. Impact Hazard Glazing on sliding glass and shower doors.