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A Residential Building Report (RBR) is required when any residential property changes ownership and should be obtained before the close of escrow. This includes single-family homes, apartment buildings, condominiums, and mixed-use buildings. It is important to obtain a report as early in the process as possible to ensure a completed report will be available in a timely manner. This will also allow sufficient time to resolve any identified issues. Please see the Mill Valley Municipal Code § 20.70.020.
The City does not have the authority to hold up the sale of a property. However, if the property is sold, any required outstanding actions permits required will be the legal responsibility of the new owner.
The property owner will have the ability to pull emergency permits to address safety concerns, identified by the building inspector. Permits will not be granted until the unpermitted work is addressed.
Please see sections 20.70.070 and 20.70.040 of the Mill Valley Muni Code:
If you need to cancel your inspection please provide at least 24-hour notice. If you miss your inspection there is a $165 re-inspection fee that must be paid prior to rescheduling the inspection.
Residential Building Reports cost $335 per single-family home and $80 per additional unit. If you need to cancel your inspection please provide at least 24-hour notice. If you miss your inspection there is a $165 re-inspection fee that must be paid prior to rescheduling the inspection.
The owner or their authorized representative must legalize any violation(s) the inspector identifies as mandatory in the report. A building permit must be obtained to address the unpermitted work. Depending on the extent of the unpermitted work, the process may involve other departments as needed.