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Last Updated 08/14/21

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


Planning And Development Fees / Permit Fees

City Planning Division fees


Minor Variance:

$ 770

Major Variance:

$2,960

Conditional Use Permit:

$3,455

Development Review:

$1,645

Development Code Amendment

$5,495

General Plan Amendment

$9,265

Tentative Parcel Map

$2,180

Tentative Tract Map

$4,580

Specific Plan

$10,100

Building Plan Check

sliding scale (fee on a $100,000 is $696.80}

Sanitation Fee

$5,190 (single family}

Fire Fees:

$195


Development Fees Development fees that apply to residential development in Fountain Valley are low relative to most areas in California. Fees are set annually by the City Council based on the actual cost of services. As a result , most development fees are set in line with the actual services.


Building fees for residential development in the City are as follows: Single Family Residence1 Public Works Dept. Fees Amount


Public Improvement Plan Checking Fee

$1,985

Small Project Inspection

$1,200

Wet Utility Fee

$170

Drainage Annexation Fee

$3,195.96/acre * 5 units/acre


= $615 . 02

Transportation Impact Fee

$590

Park Site Fee

$7,421.49

5/8" to 1 ½" Sewer Connect

$931

1" Meter - Water Supplies Facility Fee

$523.46

1" Water Meter Purchase

$267.63

Building Dept .


Building Fees

$3,020.00@ 2,822 sq. ft


Issuance

$15


Microfiche Fee

$52.50


General Plan/Maintenance Surcharge

$151 . 00


OCSD Fees

$5,190.00


SMIP Fee

School Fees

$40

$2.63/sq. ft @ 2822 sq.


ft =


7421.86


Plan Check Fees

$2,215.93


TOTAL FEES

$31,809.89



Multi Family Pro ject 2


Amount


Public Works Dept .



Plan Checking Fee (Deposit}

$5,000


Public Improvement Inspect. Fee (Deposit}

$5,000


Final Subdivision Map Checking

$1,155


Reproduction Costs

$50


Landscape Plan Checking (Based on 10 sheets}

$1,850


Backflow Device lnsp . Fee (Based on 47 units}

$10,575




Building fees for residential development in the City are as follows: Single Family Residence1 Public Works Dept. Fees Amount


Drainage Annexation Fee

$3,835

Transport Impact Fee

$27,730

Pump Station Impact Fee

$9,000

Park Site Fee

$348,810

Vacation/Dedication of Easement

$1,250

Sewer Connect Fee

$45,757

Water Supply Facilities Fee

$24,602

Water Meter Purchase

$12,578

Public Works Subtotal

$$497,192

Building Dept .


Building Fees

$22,465


Issuance

$15


Microfiche Fee

$189.25


General Plan/Maintenance Surcharge

$1,123.25


OCSD Fees

$129,010.00


Building Dept. Subtotal School Fees

$152,802.50

$2.63/sq. ft



$138,093.41


Plan Check Fee

$12,868


TOTAL FEES

$800,955.91


Price Per Unit

$17,041.62



1 Based on a Single Family Residence 2,800 S.F. with a 500 S.F. garage. 2 Based on 47 unit Multi-Family Project total 52,000 S.F. project with 17,000 S.F. garage.



FEE CATEGORY

PER UNIT RATE

PER UNIT RATE MULTIFAMILY

(If applicable)

NOTES

ENVIRONMENTAL



Contact: Planning Div.

(714) 754-5245

Negative Declaration

Consultant fee plus 10%



EIR Processing (minor/major)

Consultant fee plus 10%



Initial Determination




Fiscal Impact Analysis Fee




Traffic Impact Analysis Fee




Local Coastal Plan

NA



Environmental Assessment




Categorical Exemption

NA







PLANNING



Contact: Building Div. (714) 754-52 7 3

General Plan Amendment

$3,560.00


$1,000 for GP screening

Zoning Map Amendment

See Zone Change



Development Code Agreement

NA



Development Agreement

Annual review

$1,425 . 00 to

$1,875 . 00


Time and materials w i th min .

$5 , 000 deposit

Specific Plan Amendment

$2,090 . 00



Master Plan



$1,760.00 for PC

$2,265 . 00 for CC

Z one Change

$1,910 . 00



Tentative Tract Map

$1,445 . 00



Filina




Revise Approved Map



$ 1,445.00

Chanae Map




Conditional Use PermitsNariances

$1,550 . 00



Major




Minor

$1,010 . 00



Ext e nsion

$365 . 00 to

$450 . 00



Site Plan Review

$915.00



Design Review

$1,650 . 00



Pr e liminarv Plan Review




Variance

$1,685.00



Appeals

$690 . 00 PC

$1,220 . 00 cc







BUILDING-EDITION



Contact: Building Div. (714) 754-5273

Building -





City of Costa Mesa P.O. Box 1200, 77 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626



BuildinQ Plan Review

$1,159.18



Permit Issuance Fee

1,783.35


Building permit fees based on the 1997 Uniform

Administrative Code (UAC) Table 3-A

Permit and Inspection Fee



Included with the building

permit

Misc . Fees

N/A



Valuation

$240,720

$92.40 for dwelling;

$24.30 for

Qarage

Building permit fees based on the 1997 Uniform Administrative Code(UAC)

Table 3-A

Plan Check

See plan review



Extension

N/A



Re-Roofing

N/A



Electrical




Permit Issuance Fee

$181 . 20


Fees based on 1997 UAC Table 3-B

Permit Inspection Fee



Included with the electrical permit

Residential Buildings



Included with the electrical permit

Commercial Buildings

N/A



Plan Review Fee



Included with the building plan review fee

Power Apparatus



Included with the electrical permit

Services

N/A



Inspection Fee



Included with the electrical permit

After Hours

N/A



Mechanical

$70.45


Fees based on the 1997 UAC Table 3-C (based on number of fixtures provided in the study criteria)

Inspection Fee



Included with the mechanical permit

After Hours

N/A



Heating



Included with the mechanical permit

Air Circulation



Included with the mechan i cal

permit

Air Distribution



Included with the mechanical permit

Combustion Vent



Included with the mechanical permit

Chimney



Included with the mechanical permit

Compression Boiler



Included with the mechanical

permit

Evaporative Cooler



Included with the mechani c al permit

Absorption



Included with the mechanical permit




FEE CATEGORY

PER UNIT RATE

PER UNIT RATE MULTIFAMILY

(If annlicable)

NOTES

ENVIRONMENTAL




Negative Declaration

$3,425.00



EIR Processing (minor/major)

Cost+ 15%



Initial Determination

$1,455.00



Fiscal Impact Analysis Fee



Public Works

Traffic Impact Analysis Fee



Public Works

Local Coastal Plan

N/A



Environmental Assessment

N/A



Categorical Exemption

$495.00







PLANNING




General Plan Amendment

$9265.00



Zoning Map Amendment

N/A


See Zone Chanqe

Development Code Agreement

N/A


See Development Agreement

Development Agreement

$7,460.00



Specific Plan Amendment

$5,495.00



Master Plan

$3,830.00


Precise Plan

Zone Change

$4,795.00



Tentative Tract Map

$4,580.00



Filing

N/A



Revise Approved Map

N/A



Change Map

N/A



Conditional Use PermitsNariances

$3,455.00


New CUP

Major

$2,415.00


CUP Modification

Minor

$330 . 00


CUP Transfer

Extension

$850.00



Site Plan Review

$3,830.00


Precise Plan

Design Review

$1,645.00


Development Review

Preliminary Plan Review

NIA



Variance

$2,960

(major), $770

(minor)



Appeals

$2,280.00







BUILDING-EDITION




Building-




Buildinq Plan Review

$1042 . 60



Permit Issuance Fee

$15 . 00



Permit and Inspection Fee

$1604.00



Misc . Fees

$7 . 00



Valuation

$166,850 . 00



Plan Check

$235 . 10



Extension

No fee



Re-Roofing





BIA/QC LAND DEVELOPMENT FEE SURVEY 2011-2012 City of Fountain Valley 10200 Slater Avenue, C-8030 Fountain Valley, CA 92708



Water Supp l y Faculties Fee

$313.52/DU


Per 3 / 4 " meter

Waterline Assessment Fee

$4.65


Per frontage foot

Water Annexation Fee

$697.27


G r oss Acre

Water (Hydrology) Studies








ENGIN E ERING & SUBDIVISION




Final Tract Map Check

$1,155.00


$1,155+ reproduction

Storm Drain




Street Improvement

$255.00


$255.00 for 1 51 50 L.F.

Grading




Offsite Plan Check

Deposit


Deposit determined by staff

Public Works Plan Check

$37.00



Lot line Adjustment

$685.00


$685.00 pe r lot line adjustment

Building Addressing








CAPITAL FACILITIES & CONNECTIONS



Sewer

$931/DU


Depends on size

Maintenance & Inspection Fee




Line Assessment




Studies




Sanitation District Annex .




Other Traffic Impact/ Road fees

$1,485.00


Each traffic study

Park Facilities (In - Lieu)

$7,421.49


Per residential unit

Landscape Inspection Fee

$380 . 00 min .


$230 + $150 per sheet





SCHOOL FACILITI E S




School District(s):




Garden Grove Unified School District

$7425.00

RES. $2.97 SF


Huntington Beach Union H.S .

$7425.00

RES . $2.97 SF


Fullerton Valley Elementary








SIGN FEES




Sign Permit Fee

Based on V a luation



Abandonment of Signs




Temporary Banner Permit








OTHER FEES




Development Mitigation Impact Fee

$5,339 . 00


3% of building valuation






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FEE CATEGORY

PER UNIT RATE

(Based on 50)

PER UNIT RATE MULTIFAM L IY

(If aoolicable)

NOTES

ENVIRONMENTAL




Negative Declaration

$16

$775

CONTACT : KARL HILL EXT . 5323

EIR Processing (minor/major)


Cost+15%


Initial Determination

$6

$300


Fiscal Impact Analysis Fee


N/A


Traffic Impact Analysis Fee


N/A


Local Coastal Plan


N/A


Environmental Assessment


N/A


Cateqorical Exemption

$4

$200






PLANNING




General Plan Amendment

$39

$1950


Director's Review- Existing Single Family

$4

$175


Director's Review- All others

$8

$400


Front Yard Determination

$4

$175


Specific Plan Amendment


Cost+15%


Ordinance Amendment

$35

$1750


Zone Change

$36

$1800


Tentative Tract Map

$66

$2525 + $15/lot


Lot Line Adjustment

$20

$975


Tentative Parcel Map

$44

$1425 +$15/ lot


Modification to Approved Plans


½ cost of current fee


Conditional Use Permits

$42

$2100


Variance- Existing Sing l e Family Lot

$10

$500


Variance- A l l Others

$34

$1675


Extension


50% of original fee paid


Site Plan Review

$45

$2250


Planned Unit Development

$63

$3150


Conditional Use Permit Appeals

$10

$480


Site Plan Appeals

$7

$350


Other Community Development Aooeals

$7

$350






BUILDING-EDITION




Building (based on V= $178,000)

$1487.70

$1086 1s1 100,000+$5.15 ea

additional 1,000

CONTACT : DING VICTORIA EXT . 53 27

Building Plan Review

$986 . 34

+10% for state energy conservation standards


Permit Issuance Fee

$35



Supplemental Permit Issuance Fee

$15



Refunds (No Work Done)


80% less Issuance Fee


Certificate of Occupancy/ final inspection


No Charge



BIA/QC LAND DEVELOPMENT FEE SURVEY 2012-2013 City of Garden Grove P.O. Box 3070 Garden Grove, CA 92842



Construction Water Meter

$1,200

Deposit



Water Supply Faculties Fee




Waterline Assessment Fee

$950 / acre



Water Annexation Fee




Water (Hydroloqy) Studies

$90/hr







E NGINEERING & SUBDIVISION



CONTACT : ! SABELLA ZANDVL I ET EXT . 5887

Final Tract Map Check

$90 / hr



Storm Drain

$90 / hr



Street Improvement

$90 / hr



Grading

$90 / hr



Offsite Plan Check

$90/hr



Public Works Plan Check

$90 / hr



Lot line Adjustment

$90/hr



Buildinq Addressinq








CAPITAL FACILITIES & CONN E CTIONS



Sewer




Maintenance & Inspection Fee




Line Assessment




Studies

$90 / hr



Sanitation District Annex .

N/A



Other Traffic lmpacU Road fees

$ 2 1,150;

$423/D.U.



Park Facilities (In - Lieu)

$275,000;

$5,500 / D . U.



Landscape Inspection F e e








SCHOOL FACILITIES




School District(s):




Garden Grove Unified School District




Anaheim Union




Orange




Westminster








SIGN FEES




Sign Permit Fee




Abandonment of Signs




Temporary Banne r Permit

$35

60 days m ax per year






OTHER FEES




O.C. Capacity Charge




Parkway Tree Planting Fee

$3 , 300;

$2.50/L F



CC&R Review


$300


Flood Plain Letter


$85


Zoninq Confirmation Letter


$85


Ministerial Screening


$100


Pre-Application

$50/hours

$700 deposit r equired

cal time of submittal





FEE CATEGORY

PER UNIT RATE

PER UNIT RATE MULTIFAMILY

(If applicable)

NOTES

ENVIRONMENTAL




Neaative Declaration

$64.30


$3,215

EIR Processing (minor/major)

$1,998.44 +

costs


$99,922 Deposit + costs

Initial Determination

-


n/a

Fiscal Impact Analysis Fee

-


n/a

Traffic Impact Analysis Fee



n/a (varies per project)

Local Coastal Plan

$132.04

($66.02 w/

50%)


$6,602 CDP (-50% w/ CUP)

Environmental Assessment

$213 . 58


$10,679

Categorical Exemption

$5.20


$260





PLANNING




General Plan Amendment

$931 . 62


$46,581 (major)

ZoninQ Map Amendment

$486.18


$24,309 (major)

Development Code Agreement

-


n/a

Development AQreement

$663.24


$33,162 + costs

Specific Plan Amendment

$42 . 10


$2,105

Master Plan

-


n/a

Zone Chanae



(ZMA/GPA)

Tentative Tract Map

$154 . 28 +

1,500=

$1,654.28


$7,714 (+ $30/lot)

Filing




Revise Approved Map




ChanQe Map




Conditional Use PermitsNariances




Major

$199.78


$9,989

Minor

-


n/a

Extension

$9.58


$479

Site Plan Review

$110.38


$5,519

Desian Review

$18.10


$905

Preliminary Plan Review

$50.76


$2,538

Variance

$84.68


$4 , 234

Appeals

$67.66


$3,383

General Plan Maintenance Fee -- ne w

$185


$1 . 85 per $ 1 ,000 valuation

BUILDING-EDITION




Buildina -




BuildinQ Plan Review

$1808


Product i on unit (26%)= $470

Permit Issuance Fee

$31.20



Permit and Inspection Fee

$2 , 288


50 units= $114,436

Misc. Fees

$1.56


Microfilm/Scan Permit

Valuation

$257,163



Plan Ch e ck







Extension

$104



Re-Roofing

-


n/a

Electrical




Permit Issuance Fee

$31.20



Permit Inspection Fee




Residential Buildings

$140.92


Per study criteria

Commercial Buildings

$140.92


Per study criteria

Plan Review Fee

$105.69



Power Apparatus

-


n/a

Services

$0.62/amp



Inspection Fee

$0.12/sf


Included in above

After Hours

$125/hr



Mechanical




Inspection Fee

$214.24



After Hours

$125/hr



Heatinq

$62.40



Air Circulation

$32.24



Air Distribution

$32.24



Combustion Vent

$32.24



Chimney

$32.24



Compression Boiler

$32.24



Evaporative Cooler

$32 . 24



Absorption

-



Plumbing




Inspection Fee

$214.24



Plumbinq Fixtures

$29.12/each



Fire Sprinkler Installation

-



Gas Piping

$26.00



Plan Review




Inspection Fee (after hours)

$125/hr



Gradinq




Permit Fee




Plan Check & Inspection Fee




Geotechnical Review Fee




SMIP

$25 . 72



Energy

$11.00


Building Standards Fee

Issuance

-



Landscape




Model Home/ Repeat Tract Discount

$470


Production unit (26%)= $470

Onsite Improvement








WATER




Portable Water

-



Reclaimed

-



Service Call Fee

-



Construction Water Meter

-



Water Supply Faculties Fee

$5,398.00


Assume 1" Meters

Waterline Assessment Fee

-



Water Annexation Fee

-



Water (Hydroloqy) Studies

-


Incl. in PW plan check fee





ENGINEERING & SUBDIVISION




Final Tract Map Check

$50.00


$2,500.00 Plan Check




Storm Drain

$3,303.44


$13,880 per Gross Acreage

Street Improvement - E ncroachment

Permits

$640.00


Street and Water System

Improvements

Grading

-


Incl. in PW olan check fee

Offsite Plan Check

-


Incl. in PW olan check fee

Public Works Plan Check

$380.00


Approx . $11,000 (Based on FBR)

Lot line Adjustment

-


Incl. in PW Map check fee

Buildinq Addressinq

-


nla





CAPITAL FACILITIES & CONN E CTIONS



Sewer

$2,202



Maintenance & Inspection Fee

-



Line Assessment

-



Studies

-


Incl. in PW olan check f e e

Sanitation District Annex.

-



Other Traffic Impact/ Road fees

$2,016.00


712 trios/DU @ $168/trip)

Park Facilities (In - Lieu)

$6 , 700


$335,000 (+ aooraisal cost)

Landscape Inspection Fee

$235.00







SCHOOL FACILITIES




Schoo l District(s):




Huntinqton Beach Union H.S. District




Residential

$2.97/sf


(714) 536-7521 X 250





SIGN FEES




Sign Permit Fee



n/a

Abandonment of Siqns



nla

Temporary Banner Permit



n/a





OTHER FEES




Library Fee

$1099


(per unit only) - no longer on

additions

Downtown Specific Plan

$166.20


$831/acre

Final Tract-Planninq

$39.24


$1,962

Landscape Plan Check

$20


$1,000 total

Add r essinq

$25.12


$1 , 256/project

Law Enforcement Facilities

$119


(per unit only) - not on addit i ons

Fire Suppression Facilities

$277


(per unit only) - not on

additions

Park Land/Open Space

$ 6 802


(per unit only) - not on

additions




FEE CATEGORY

PER UNIT RATE

PER UNIT RATE MULTIFAMILY

(If appli c ab l e)

NOTES

ENVIRONMENTAL




Negative Declaration



In-House = $59,915.90 o r 10% Consultant Contract

EIR Processing (minor/major)



In-House = $92 , 508.50 o r 10% Consultant Contract

Initial Determination



NIA

Fiscal Impact Analysis Fee



NIA

Traffic Impact Analysis Fee



NIA

Local Coastal Plan



NIA

Environmental Assessment



NIA

CateQorical Exemption



$523.70





PLANNING




General Plan Amendment



$7,992.95

Zoning Map Amendment



NIA

Development Code Agreement



NIA

Development Aqreement



$11,336.35

Specific Plan Amendment



$14,042.80

Master Plan



NIA

Zone Chanqe



$5,090.40

Tentative Tract Map



$4,116.80 + $16 . 20/Lot

Filinq



NIA

Revise Approved Map



NIA

Chanqe Map



NIA

Conditional Use Permits



$5,410.85

Maior



NIA

Minor



NIA

Extension



20% application fee

Site Plan Review



Based on proje c t square footage $38 , 745.55 + $0 . 06 per square foot above

100 , 000 square feet

Des i qn Review



NIA

Preliminary Plan Review



NIA

Variance



$ 4 ,751 . 70

Appeals



Applicant= $3 , 518.30 Non-Applicant = $ 350 . 00





BUILDING-EDITION




Building 2010 CBC




Buildinq Plan Review

$2,931.90


Varies pe r sq. ft.

Permit Issuance Fee

$ 121 . 35



Permit and Inspection Fee

$1,671 . 83



Misc . Fees

0



Valuation

$295,510


Varies per sq. f t. , canst. type




Construction Water Meter




Water Suoolv Faculties Fee




Waterline Assessment Fee




Water Annexation Fee




Water (Hydrology) Studies








ENGINEERING & SUBDIVISION




Final TractMap Check




Storm Drain




Street Improvement




Gradinq




Offsite Plan Check




Public Works Plan Check




Lot line Adjustment



$1,325.40

Building Addressing








CAPITAL FACILITIES & CONNECTIONS



Sewer




Maintenance & Inspection Fee




Line Assessment




Studies




Sanitation District Annex.




Other Traffic Impact/ Road fees




Transportation Corridor




Park Facilities (In - Lieu)




Landscape Inspection Fee



Residential = $579.30

Non-Residential = $1,296.1 O

Drainage








SCHOOL FACILITIES



Please call school dist. for

School District(s):



Fees:

Santa Ana Unified



714-480-5349

Tustin



714-730-7301

Orange



714-628-4500

Garden Grove



714-663-6503





SIGN FEES




Siqn Permit Fee



$421 . 60

Abandonment of Signs



N/A

Temporary Banner Permit



$137.50





OTHER FEES




Residential Deve l opment Fee

$5,450 . 81


Assumes 4 Bedrooms

NPDES




WQMP




FCWP Fee (Site, Build i ng, Grading &

Plumbinq Permits)



$ . 26 of permit fees





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