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Melissa, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA

Where can I find the Square Footage of my home in Los Angeles,California?

Asked by Melissa, Los Angeles, CA Mon Oct 15, 2007

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Jim Walker’s answer
The county will have a record of what the "official" square footage is..

A good way to measure your actual square footage is to measure all the outside walls of your house.
Draw a scaled diagram of the house on graph paper. If it is a small house you might do one graph square to one foot. You might have to scale smaller if it is a big house. Or use additional sheets of graph paper.

After you have it completely and accurately layed out on the graph paper, count up the squares (you can simplify this part by using multiplication for larger areas.

Do not include the garage area or other unheated, uncooled spaces in your number. {'Don't include the screened in porch}

If you are in a two story house count the stairway only once. Because of interior walls and closets you will find that this measurement gives a much higher reading than if you only measured the rooms from the interior.
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Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
The easiest way is to see what the assessor has on file for your home. Here's a link to their site:

Note that if your home has had additions that are not permitted, the correct square footage may not show, and even when you have permits for the additions, sometimes the data is updated. This is, however, a good starting point to figuring out the square footage of your home.

If I may be of any assistance, don't hesitate to contact me.

Solomon Romano
Re/Max OTB Estates
(818) 731-5670
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My favorite way to search in LA is to google ZIMAS the LA website for zoning. It will give you a plat map and lots of details about the property you are inquiring about. Zimas will show permits and variances as well. Your square footage may not be what the tax assessor says if their have been unpermitted additions.

Wendy Taylor, CRS, GRI
deasy/penner & partners
150 South Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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