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City of Los Angeles 9A Report & Requirements

Updated: Mar 8

Ready to sell your property in Los Angeles? Well, hold tight because first, the city of LA requires certain conditions to be met before a property can be sold. As a seller, you will need to fill out a 9A report.


What is a 9A Report?

A residential property report, also known as a 9A Report, provides buyers information about the property. An application (filled out by the seller) must be completed and include declarations that the property IS or WILL BE compliant in accordance with City of LA requirements.


The residential property report/9A report also informs buyers about any pending or specials assessments regarding the property. The City of Los Angeles might add other items to the report to ensure properties adhere to code requirements. The city might also want to disclose if additions to the property will be coming based on their plans like sidewalks, etc.


Who orders a 9A report?


The seller orders the report and must provide it to the buyer prior to selling or going into escrow. The cost is $70.82 and can typically be part of a seller's closing cost. Once the application is complete and the fee is paid, it is sent to building and safety followed by the City issuing the report.


Below is an overview of the requirements for the City of Los Angeles when selling residential or commercial buildings.


Overview of Los Angeles 9A Requirements


SEISMIC GAS SHUT-OFF VALVES

All Commercial and Residential buildings containing fuel gas piping must have an Earthquake Shut-Off Valve (EQSO). They are designed to shut off gas service automatically, in the event of a magnitude 5.4or greater earthquake. (Section 94.1217 L.A.M.C)


WATER CONSERVATION DEVICES

Any Commercial or Residential building containing plumbing fixtures shall comply with the City of LA's Water Conservation Ordinance. (Section 122.03 L.A.M.C)


SECURITY LIGHTING & LOCKS

All apartment buildings containing three or more dwelling units shall be equipped with security lighting and locks.(Section 91.8607 L.A.M.C)


METAL BARS

Every sleeping room below the fourth floor shall have at least one operable window or door that is approved for emergency escape or rescue. (Section 91.029.4 L.A.M.C)


SMOKE DETECTORS

Smoke Detectors are required in every sleeping room and at a central location of the existing corridor or area giving access to these rooms.(Section 91.8603 L.A.M.C)


SAFETY GLAZING

Existing glass on every sliding glass panel, other than wardrobe doors, bathroom showers requires impact hazard glazing, or an approved film maybe installed. (Section 91.601; Section 96.302 L.A.M.C)


CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS

Required in every home with a fuel-burning appliance and for any home with an attached garage. Installed on each floor adjacent to sleeping areas. ( Section91.8603 L.A.M.C)


What can I expect to pay?


SHUT-OFF VALVES

Shut-off valves with City of LA permit can range from $389 +


WATER CONSERVATION DEVICES

Toilet + Seat Installation: $289

Toilet Installation Only: $179

Low Flow Shower Head installation: $25


SMOKE DETECTORS

10-Yr Battery Operated Smoke Alarm: $49

Hardwired Smoke Alarm Replacement: $59

Installation of New Hardwired Smoke Alarm: $159


SAFETY GLAZING

Safety Glazing: $150+

Existing Tint Removal: $99


CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS

Carbon Monoxide Alarms: $49

Hardwire Carbon + Smoke Alarm Combo Replacement: $94

Hardwire New Carbon + Smoke Alarm Combo: $208


*NUMBERS PROVIDED ARE ESTIMATES PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR VENDOR*

city of los angeles 9a requirements

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