Developer fees are fees that are paid by property owners and developers to school districts to mitigate the impact created on school district facilities by new development within a school district’s boundaries. Fees are typically paid to the school district as a condition of a property developer or owner obtaining a building permit from the city or county for a construction project. School districts have been authorized by law since January 1, 1987.
Please Note: An increase of Statutory Developer Fees (Level 1) and an adoption of resolution 2017/2018-77 at the June 14, 2018 Board Meeting approved an increase in Statutory School Fees imposed on new residential and commercial/industrial construction pursuant to Education Code 17620 and Government Code 65995.
As of August 14, 2018, fees and increases are as follows:
- New Residential Development and Room Additions in excess of 500 square feet: Fee - $3.79 per square foot (increase of $0.31 per square foot)
- Special Tax A (portions of Chino Hills), effective January 1, 2018: $4,951.59
- Commercial/Industrial Construction: Fee - $0.61 per square foot (increase of $0.05 per square foot)
- Preserve Master Plan High School Mitigation Fee: $1.46 per square foot