Online Resale Inspection

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Before beginning the online resale inspection request process, please review the following information. Please do not contact our office without reading all information below, as well as the resale instructions. Thank you.

Please read the instructions and then order the resale inspection.  Use the PERMIT option, not the INSPECTION option, after logging in. There is a resale form you MUST download and then add to the order during this process. Please note: We accept Visa or MasterCard ONLY.  Only the property owner or listing agent may pay.  A staff person will contact you within 48 business hours to schedule the inspection.

Important notes about the online process:

You must have a pdf reader, such as Adobe Acrobat, installed on your computer - use the link at the bottom of the page to download the reader at no cost.

Browser issues: If your browser opens in another window to enter credit card information (known as a "secure browser"), the online transaction will not work - payment will be made, but a resale record will not be created in the city database. The transaction must be paid for without leaving the browser window opened for the resale purchase. The payment window used during the resale process is PCI-compliant and secure.

City staff cannot provide technical support if the applicant is not able to complete the process and upload a completed resale application. Reading the instructions first will help minimize or eliminate technical difficulties.

The City of Novato recommends you verify whether or not your property is within the City limits. The residential portion of Bel Marin Keys is NOT within the City limits. Some areas of Center Rd, Indian Valley Rd., Atherton Ave., and Olive Ave., Ignacio, as well as other areas are not within the City limits. If an address that is entered is not found, call the city at 415-899-8989. Less is more when entering an address - for example: 922 Machin Ave will not show a result, but 922 Machin will.

We currently offer only Single Family and Condo resale orders online. Any property consisting of 2 units or more should be scheduled in person as extra fees are required.

A responsible adult must be present to accompany the inspector and provide access. This can be the seller, listing agent, or any other person over the age of 18 with a legal right to be there. The inspection can take up to 45 Minutes.

Resale inspection fees are as follows:

Single Family home: $274.00

Condo/Townhome: $236.00 (Note: Due to type of construction a condo/townhome may be classified as a Single Family Home*)

NOTE: Failure to keep a scheduled inspection appointment without calling 899-8989 to cancel/reschedule at least 24 hours prior to inspection will require a payment of an additional $60 fee. Refund amounts for a canceled inspection can be located in the City of Novato Application Fee Schedule paragraph 25, Table for Refunds for Resale Report Fees. To dispute the results of a resale inspection, read and complete this form.

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