Government booklets, handouts, and safety guides for residential properties

  • Home Energy Rating Guide

    Whether you are buying or selling a residential property, or staying in your current home, every Californian should know his or her home "energy rating".

  • California Homeowner´s Guide to Earthquake Safety

    This Booklet is designed to assist you in filling out the Residential Earthquake Hazards Report when you sell your home. This booklet is also a good start to begin strengthening your home against earthquake damage. (Spanish)

  • Department of Health Services Residential Environmental Hazards

    The California Departments of Real Estate and Health Services originally prepared this booklet in response to the California legislative mandate (Chapter 969, Statutes of 1989, AB 983, Bane) to inform the homeowner and prospective homeowner about environmental hazards located on and affecting residential property. (Spanish)

  • EPA Lead in Your Home

    This booklet contains information on how you can protect your family from lead hazards. (Spanish)

  • Department of Health Services Mold FAQ

    This fact sheet provides information to people who have experienced water damage to their home and presents the health concerns related to mold exposure. It also provides general guidelines on mold detection, cleanup & removal of mold contaminated materials. (Spanish)

  • Combined – Residential Safety Booklets

    This file includes all the required government booklets, handouts, and safety guides for residential properties listed above into a single convenient PDF file.

  • Residential Safety Guides: Acknowledgement of Receipt

    This page provides a sign-off sheet acknowledging the buyer received the Safety Guides required for residential real estate purchases. Please note: This page is provided for your convenience. The buyers signature on the Property ID NHDS Report Receipt page is sufficient to acknowledge delivery of the Residential Safety Guides.

Government booklets, handouts, and safety guides for commercial properties

  • Guide to Earthquake Safety

    This Booklet is designed to assist you in filling out the Commercial Earthquake Hazards Report when you sell your property. This booklet is also a good start to begin strengthening your building against earthquake damage.