Planning Fees

  1. Planning Permit Fees
  2. Development Impact Fees

Planning Permit fees are used to cover the cost of the time staff spend reviewing a development proposal. Fees in the Planning Services Division are based on either a Fixed Fee or based on Direct Costs

Direct Cost Applications

For applications with a Direct Cost, applicants must provide an initial deposit. Any time spent processing a Direct Cost application is deducted from the initial deposit, based on the assigned city planner's hourly rate plus overhead. Additional funds are required when a deposit balance falls below 20%.

Technology Fee

The technology fee reimburses the City for technology costs related to permit processing, tracking, and filing. The technology fee is 6% of the total permit fee and is not refundable. The fee is applied to all permit fees except Zoning Verification Letters, Zoning Business License fees, and Plan Check for Building Permit fees. For Direct Cost applications, the 6% tech fee is added upon project completion. 

Making Payments

The Permit Center accepts payments by check, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard. A 2.5% processing fee will be applied to each credit card transaction.

Planning Permit Fees Fiscal Year 2021 to 2022

Download the Planning Fee Schedule (Fiscal Year 2021-2022) (PDF)

Administrative Review & Exceptions (1 to 2 Months)

Permit / ServiceFee
Residential$2,223.16
Residential Requiring Hearing$4,448.36
Non-Residential$3,337.29
Non-Residential Requiring Hearing$6,673.58
Outdoor Facilities Permits$1,112.10
Mobile Food Vending$244.41
Wireless Telecommunication Facility$7,414.98


Appeal

Permit / ServiceFee
By Non-Applicant to Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) or City Council$578.45 (Plus City Clerk Filing Fee if City Council)
By Applicant to BZADirect Cost
By Applicant to City CouncilDirect Cost Plus City Clerk Filing Fee


Conditional Use Permit (CUP) / Parking Exception / Variance (4 to 6 Months)

Permit / ServiceFee
CUP - ResidentialDirect Cost $6,000 deposit
CUP - Non-ResidentialDirect Cost $10,000 deposit
Parking ExceptionDirect Cost $6,000 deposit
VarianceDirect Cost $6,000 deposit


Environmental Review

Permit / ServiceFee
Exemption without Initial Study (Categorical)$741.40
Initial Study / Environmental Impact Report (EIR)Direct Cost, based on scope


Fence Modification (2 to 4 Months)

Permit / ServiceFee
Single-Family and Duplex$1,112.10
Multi-Family and Non-Residential$1,669.16
View Preservation (RS-VP District)$3,335.26


Planned Development / Development Agreement

Permit / ServiceFee
Planned DevelopmentDirect Cost $15,000 deposit
Development AgreementDirect Cost $15,000 deposit


Pre-Application

Permit / ServiceFee
First  Pre-Application MeetingFree
Each Additional Meeting$557.07
BZA / Planning Commission Work Session$557.07
SB 330 / SB 35 Housing Project$5,927.52


Signs

Permit / ServiceFee
Temporary Sign Permit$263.77
Standard Sign Permit$555.03
Sign ProgramDirect Cost $5,000 deposit


Site Plan Review (1 to 4 Months)

Permit / ServiceFee
Minor Residential / Certificate of Compatibility / Accessory Dwelling Unit$2,780.23
Major View Preservation$4,448.36
Major Residential / Non-ResidentialDirect Cost $5,000 deposit
Non-Residential Façade Change$741.40


Temporary Use Permit

Permit / ServiceFee
Holiday, Parking Lot Sale, Car Wash, Fundraiser$271.91
All Others$1,112.10


Tentative Map / Subdivision / Condominium / Annexation

Permit / ServiceFee
Tentative MapDirect Cost $15,000 deposit
Amendment / Extension / Revision / WaiverDirect Cost $15,000 deposit
Residential Condo ConversionDirect Cost $15,000 deposit
Non-Residential Condo ConversionDirect Cost $15,000 deposit
AnnexationDirect Cost $15,000 deposit


Zone Change / General Plan Amendment / Specific Plan

Permit / ServiceFee
Zone Change / Code AmendmentDirect Cost $15,000 deposit
General Plan AmendmentDirect Cost $15,000 deposit
Specific Plan / AmendmentDirect Cost $15,000 deposit


Other Planning Fees

Permit / ServiceFee
Historical Landmark Designation$2,223.16
Public Convenience and Necessity Determination$2,027.63
Zoning Verification Letter$184.10


Zoning Approval for Business License (Over the Counter)

Permit / ServiceFee
New Business License Zoning or Home Occupation$120.98
Business Change of Ownership$36.82


Plan Check for Building Permit

Permit / ServiceFee
Single Family Residential: New Construction / Alterations / Additions$263.00
Non-Residential: Alterations / Additions$263.00
Multi-Family Residential or Non-Residential: New Construction$656.45
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)$172.11 per hour
Community Planning Fee (applies to all building permits)0.3% of total valuation of construction