Cities That Have Transfer Taxed Due Upon The Sale of Real Property

Alameda = $ 12.00 per $1000
Albany = $11.50 per $1000
Berkeley = $15.00 per $1000
El Cerrito = $7.00 Per $1,000
Hayward = $4.50 per $1000
Oakland = $15.00 per $1000
Piedmont = $13.00 per $1000
Pinole = $5.50 Per $1,000
Richmond = $7.00 Per $1,000
San Leandro = $6.40 per $1000
San Pablo = $7.00 Per $1,000

To figure how much you will have to pay take the sale price in thousands and multiply the $ amount above.  Example sold for $452,000 in Oakland.  You multiply 452 X 15 = $6,780.oo  Since this cost is typically split 50/50 between buyer & seller half would be $3,390.00 each.

Both the County of Alameda and Contra Costa have a transfer tax.  Use the above example as a guide.  The tax is $1.10 per Thousand dollars of the sale price.  Normally a seller paid closing costs

Contra Costa County Recorder:
Stephen L. Weir, Recorder
730 Las Juntas Street
Martinez, Ca 94553-0091
(925) 646-2360, Fax (925) 646-2135
Hours For Recording: 8:00 - 4:00

Alameda County Recorder:
Malenna Gonsalves, Clerk
1225 Fallon Street Room 100
Oakland, CA 94612-4216
(510) 272-6363, Fax (510) 272-6382
Hours For Recording: 8:30 - 4:30

Property taxes are roughly 1.25% of the sale price in both Alameda County and Contra Costa County.

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