City of Los Angeles
Department of Building and Safety
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FOR
REPORT OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY RECORDS AND PENDING SPECIAL ASSESSMENT LIENS
Created 8/10/2001, Last Revised 1/29/2003
A.ENSURE THAT THE PROPERTY ADDRESS IS IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES. Make this determination before submitting the Application to us for processing. Consult a recent version of the Thomas Guide to verify that the property for which this report is being sought is in the City of Los Angeles.
Please be advised that if any work is/was performed on your report, you may not be entitled to a refund, per L.A.M.C. Sec. 22.12, 22.13. This includes but is not limited to duplicate requests and canceled requests.
B.A separate application and fee must be submitted for each parcel. It is rare that a property contains more than one parcel.
C.Complete the following fields on the Application.
1.Assessor Number From County Tax Bill, Escrow Number, and Post Office City: (Area 1 of Application)
ΥAssessor’s Number: Consists of a Map Book, Page, and Parcel number. Submit one Assessor Number per report. Each condominium unit, or parcel or legally-tied parcels being sold require a separate report and fee.
ΥEscrow Number: Provide the escrow number, if applicable.
ΥPost Office City: Provide the Post Office city of the property, if known.
2.Street Address and Description of Property Being Sold: (Area 2 of Application)
Multiple lines are provided to indicate multiple address information along with the associated property description.
ΥStreet Address: Include the street beginning number, street ending number (if applicable), and street name and type (such as Ave, Blvd, Pl, St). Provide the condominium unit number when the property being sold is a condominium.
ΥDescription of Property Being Sold: Indicate whether the property being sold is a vacant lot, or has either a one-family dwelling or specify other type of structure(s) on the property.
3.Legal Description of Property as Shown on Grant Deed: (Area 3 of Application)
ΥTract, Block, Lot: The legal description will always contain a tract, but may not have a block or lot. Attach a copy of the legal description when it is a metes and bounds (measured boundaries) or is complex in nature.
4.Mail Completed Report To and Person to Contact for Additional Information: (Area 4 of Application)
ΥMail Completed Report To: Indicate the name and address where the completed report should be mailed.
ΥPerson to Contact for Additional Information: Provide a person’s name and phone number that can be contacted for additional information. If applicable, also include an e-mail address and fax number.
5.Complete and Include the Declarations Attachment: (Area 5 of Application)
ΥNo photocopied or altered Declarations Attachments will be accepted: The Declarations Attachment cannot be reworded or altered in any manner, and must contain the original wet signature of the owner and buyer, as applicable.
D.Enclose a check or money order for $70.20. Do not send cash. Only pre-printed checks will be accepted. Make check or money order payable to: DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND SAFETY.
E.Mail the completed Application, the original signed Declarations Attachment, and payment to:
Department of Building and Safety
201 North Figueroa Street, 4th Floor, “Cashier” Los Angeles, CA 90012
F.If you have any questions, please contact us at (213) 482-6777.