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.
At the June 18, 2020 Board Meeting, an increase in Statutory School Fees imposed on new residential and commercial/industrial construction pursuant to Education Code 17620 and Government Code 65995 was approved and go into effect August 17, 2020.
As of August 17, 2020, fees will be as follows:
- New Residential Development and Room Additions in excess of 500 square feet: $4.08 per square foot
- Commercial/Industrial Construction: $0.66 per square foot