Public Facilities Fees

California law allows local government to establish and charge a fee on residential and non-residential development in order to fund the need for public facilities to service population growth. The type of improvements that public facility fees can pay for are roads, parks, and facilities for criminal justice, health, fire and various other county buildings, vehicles and equipment. Most, cities and counties in California charge new development fees to help offset the cost of population growth impacts on public facilities.

Public facility fees can be charged to new development based on density and traffic impacts. The funds must be used only to build public facilities, purchase vehicles and equipment required to service population growth. Public facility fee revenue can not be used to fund existing deficiencies in public service or to create a new standard of service.

Impact Fee Schedules