Development Impact Fees

On January 1, 1987, AB 2926 (Chapter 887) was enacted which requires that school districts pay a share of the cost of school construction based on the square footage of residential, commercial and industrial construction taking place within their districts.  The law commissions school districts to levy a Developer Impact Fee for this purpose, establishes the maximum rate of the fees, and prohibits building permit authorities from issuing building permits without certification from the school district that fee requirements have been met.

On October 2, 1989, AB 181 established exclusions as follows:

  • Additions to existing homes of 500 square feet or less of assessable space (if addition exceeds 500 sq.ft. entire square footage is charged)
  • Demolition (square footage exceeding demolished square footage is charged)
  • Any building used exclusively as a private full-time day school as described in Education Code Section 48222
  • Any building owned and occupied by an agency of federal, state or local government

Current Development Impact Fees

The rates listed below took effect on June 20, 2016 and will remain in effect until new rates are published. All rates published are represented in $ Per Square Foot. 

Click here to download the schedule below.

DEVELOPMENT TYPE:

RESIDENTIAL

ELEMENTARY DISTRICT ATTENDANCE AREA

CUPERTINO

SUNNYVALE

Gov’t. Code 65995.1*

$0.22

$0.21

All Other Residential

$1.39

$1.32

 

DEVELOPMENT TYPE:

COMMERCIAL

ELEMENTARY DISTRICT ATTENDANCE AREA

CUPERTINO

SUNNYVALE

Parking Structures

$0.01

$0.01

Self-storage

$0.02

$0.02

All Other Types: Retail, Lodging, 

Warehouse, Schools, Shopping Centers, Hospital, Banks, Business Offices, Theaters, Medical Offices, Auto Repair and more.

$0.22

$0.21

 

* Gov’t. Code 65995.1 specifically defines categories of “agricultural migrant worker housing” and “residential care facilities for the elderly” for which there is special treatment.

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Refunds

Refunds for cancelled projects may be given if requested from our office within 180 days of original fee payment.