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Documentary Transfer Tax

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Documentary Transfer Tax (DTT) is a tax collected when an interest in real property is conveyed. It is collected by the County Recorder at the time of recording. A Transfer Tax Declaration must appear on each deed. There is a County tax and in some cases, a City tax. Assumed financing is exempted from the tax in some jurisdictions; there are several reasons for exemption from the tax.

For further information about DTT, please download and refer to our Documentary Transfer Tax flyer (PDF: 93 kB) or call our Document Recorders at (707) 565-2651.

Documentary Transfer Taxes

Jurisdiction County Tax City Tax Total Tax
City of Cloverdale $0.55 per $1,000.00* $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
City of Cotati $0.55 per $1,000.00* $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
City of Healdsburg $0.55 per $1,000.00* $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
City of Petaluma $1.10 per $1,000.00* $2.00 per $1,000.00** $3.10 per $1,000.00
City Rohnert Park $0.55 per $1,000.00* $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
City of Santa Rosa $1.10 per $1,000.00* $2.00 per $1,000.00** $3.10 per $1,000.00
City of Sebastopol $0.55 per $1,000.00* $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
City of Sonoma $0.55 per $1,000.00* $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
Town of Windsor $0.55 per $1,000.00* $0.55 per $1,000.00* $1.10 per $1,000.00
Unicorporated Area $1.10 per $1,000.00* N/A $1.10 per $1,000.00
Amount of tax is per $1,000.00 of consideration of portion thereof.
* Minus any loans assumed in the sale.
** No exemption for assumed loans.

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