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Last Updated 09/15/21

The city government of Anaheim has updated it’s local zoning codes to comply with the State ADU mandate.


Planning And Development Fees / Permit Fees

Environmental Fee Summary


Description

Anaheim 1

Santa Ana

Stanton

Fullerton

Negative Declaration

Included in

entitlement costs

$59,915.90 or

10% Consultant

Contract

$1,390

N/A

EIR Processing

$181.10/hour;

$30,000 deposit

$95,508.50 or

10% Consultant

Contract

EIR preparation actual cost +

$3,995 review

$5,000 +

recordation fee

Initial Determination

N/A2

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fiscal Impact Analysis

Fee

N/A

N/A

N/A

$10,000+ min

deposit

Traffic Impact

Analysis Fee

N/A

N/A

N/A

$5,000+ min

deposit

Environmental

Assessment

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Categorical Exemption

$181.10/hour;

$5,000 deposit

$523.70

$55

$50.00 County

recordation



Comparative Development Fee Summary (2011-2012)


Description

Anaheim 1

Santa Ana

Stanton

Fullerton

Zoning Map

Amendment

$181.10/hour;

$10,000 deposit

N/A

$1,660

N/A

Development Agreement

$181.10/hour;

$1,000 deposit

$11,336.35

$4,465+ fully burdened hourly

rate

$5,200

Specific Plan

Amendment

$181.10/hour;

$12,700 deposit

$14,042.80

Actual cost

$3,021.20

Zone Change

$181.10/hour;

$2,500 deposit

$5,090.40

$1,510

$3,900

Tentative Tract Map

$181.10/hour;

$10,700 deposit

$4,116.80+$16.2

/lot

$2,280

$3,621.28+$53/l

ot

Conditional Use

Permit (Major)

$181.10/hour;

$10,000 deposit

$5,410.85

$2,790

$3,109.60

Conditional Use

Permit (Minor)

$181.10/hour;

$5,000 deposit

$5,410.85

N/A

N/A

Site Plan Review

N/A

$38,745.555+$0.

06/sf above 100,000 sf

$1,190

$3,540.16 major

Design Review

N/A

N/A

N/A

$3,614 major

Preliminary Plan

Review

N/A

N/A

$1,190

$158.00

Variance

$181.10/hour;

$10,000 deposit

$4,751.70

$410-$1,490

$3,109.60

Appeals

$350 - $2,300

$350-$3,518.30

$1,085

$182


Table 3-16 Comparative Development Fee Summary (2011-2012)


Development Fees Various development and permit fees are charged by the City and other agencies to cover administrative processing costs associated with development. These fees ensure quality development and the provision of adequate services. Often times, development fees are passed through to renters and homeowners in the price/rent of housing, thus affecting the affordability of housing. The City of Anaheim charges the majority of environmental, planning and engineering fees on an hourly basis. This ensures the fees are sufficient enough to cover costs incurred by the City for processing development applications, while not burdening developers with unnecessary fees. Table 3-16 shows the results of the survey and provides a comparative summary for Anaheim and surrounding jurisdictions.


Building Fee Summary


Permit and Inspection

Fee

$136.73/hour

$1,671.83

$123,400

$1,116.32

Plan Check

$172.39/hour

Varies per sq. ft.

$77,564.50

$781.42/unit

SMIP

0.0001% of

valuation for single-family

0.0001 x

valuation

$1,247.50

$31.18/unit



Comparative Development Fee Summary (2011-2012)


Description

Anaheim 1

Santa Ana

Stanton

Fullerton

Sewer Improvement

$11/lf; $22,000

deposit

N/A

N/A

Time and materials; approx.. 3% of

cost

Surface Drainage

$132/hour

N/A

N/A

N/A

Plan Check

$132/hour

N/A

$5,200 or 5% offsite cost if

greater

Time and materials; approx.. 3% of

cost



Capital Facilities and Connections Fee Summary


Sewer Connection

$350/acre

N/A

$198,800

N/A

Sewer Impact

$1,919/unit

N/A

N/A

N/A

Storm Drain Impact

$16,387/net acre

N/A

N/A

N/A

Other Traffic

Impact/Road Fees

$1,743/unit

N/A

N/A

N/A

Other Impact

N/A


$11,173/unit

park in-lieu

N/A



Approximate Development Timelines



Item


Standard Projects

Very-low/Low Income Affordable Housing Projects

Application Phase1

29 calendar days

28 calendar days

Public Hearing Phase (Zoning Entitlements

including Conditional Use Permit or Variance)2

41 calendar days

21 calendar days

Plan Check

5-20 calendar days

5-15 calendar days


Local Processing and Permit Procedures Considerable holding costs are associated with delays in processing development applications and plans. At times, these holding costs are passed through to renters and homeowners in the price/rent of housing, thus affecting the affordability. The City of Anaheim’s development process is designed to accommodate housing development applications of various levels of complexity and requiring different entitlements. Three levels of decision-making bodies govern the review process in Anaheim: the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission and the City Council. In addition, if a project conforms to all Code requirements, the approval can be completed at a staff level. Certain projects, including affordable housing developments requesting density bonus incentives, require a pre-file application and review. The pre-file process is designed to review preliminary plans for compliance with city ordinances and standards, identify necessary on-site or off-site improvements and to determine the adequacy of the application. The pre-file process is intended to streamline the overall permitting process, by providing an opportunity for the applicant to evaluate his or her compliance with development requirements early in the process, in order to minimize the need for later plan revisions. This process also provides an opportunity for staff to communicate any necessary fees, exactions or dedications prior to the filing of a final development application. Once staff has reviewed and commented on the project, the applicant then submits a final application for any necessary entitlements. The Planning Department offers expedited review for affordable housing projects. This service represents a significant step that has been taken towards reducing the cost of developing affordable housing. Table 3-17 illustrates the typical time for applications for standard and affordable housing projects.



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