|Avg Per Household||2.35|
|Percent SFH||49% (based on the 1/00 est. from the California Department of Finance)|
|Transfer Tax||$12.00 per thousand of purchase price|
POINT OF SALE ORDINANCES
SEWER LATERAL ORDINANCE
At the time a property 25 years old or older changes title, a test must be conducted at the point of connection of the private sewer line to the city line. If the sewer line fails the test, it can be
- a) repaired (certification on a repaired line is valid for 5 years.) or
- b) replaced (certification on a replaced line is valid for 25 years.
This must be done within 30 days of the transfer of title. Although townhouses and condos are included in the ordinance, the city has not enforced it.
AUTOMATIC GAS SHUTOFF DEVICES
Automatic Gas Shutoff Devices must be installed prior to the close of escrow. Please click here for more information.
This establishes acceptable standards for structural seismic resistance in unreinforced commercial masonry bearing wall buildings. For more information, contact the Permit Department at (510) 747-6800.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION DESIGNATION
Properties which have been deemed to have historic merit may have been placed on the Historical Building Study List. If the subject property is on this list, special permit restrictions may apply to exterior alterations or demolition. Twenty-eight (28) monuments including two districts (Park Street and Alameda Point) require Historical Advisory Board approval for demolition, structural alteration and/or modification to character defining elements. For more information contact the Planning Department, (510) 748-4554.
All signs are subject to the Alameda Municipal Code Section 30-6. For more information contact the Planning Department at (510) 748-4554.
SPECIAL STUDY ZONE
SPECIAL DISCLOSURE ISSUES
Areas of Alameda are on landfill. The close proximity to the Oakland and San Francisco Airports can cause noise in some areas. There are some underground fuel tanks (a list of addresses is available through the Fire Department. This list represents home that filed for permits to have tanks installed many years ago. Some tanks were removed without permits, so this list does not warrant that a tank is still on the property.
BONDS OR ASSESSMENTS
Some developments are subject to the Mello-Roos bond. The Marina Village area has a separate bond. For more information contact the Alameda Finance Department (510) 748-4561
The Rent Review Advisory Committee reviews complaints of significant rental increases, providing a neutral forum for renters and residential property owners to present their views. It evaluates increases, determines whether they are equitable, and, if not, attempts to mediate a resolution acceptable to all parties. For more information please visit http://www.alamedahsg.org/hd_hsg_rrac.html.
No specific requirements
|PERMIT HISTORY||(510) 747-6800|
|POLICE DEPARTMENT||(510) 337-8340|
|FIRE DEPARTMENT||(510) 337-2100|
|SCHOOL DISTRICT||(510) 337-7000|
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