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Last Updated 10/13/20

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



Planning And Development Fees / Permit Fees


Single-Family Homes and Duplexes

Fee

Staff Level Design Review

$150.50

Planning Commission Design Review (Public Hearing)

$408.50

Special Development Permit or Use Permit (Public Hearing)

$408.50

Variance (Public Hearing)

$408.50

Large Family Child Care 300+ ft. from any other (Staff level review)

No Fee

Large Family Child Care within 300 ft. of another (Public Hearing)

$150.50

Staff Level Reviews


Miscellaneous Plan Permit

$127.50

Preliminary Project Review for Public Hearing Projects

$341.50

Architectural Review, Landscaping, Parking & Lighting

$341.50

Extension of Time for Minor and Major Permits and Tentative Maps (non- Heritage)

$732.50

Zoning Exception for Solar Installations

$127.50

Appeals


Appeal of Permit Decision by Director, Zoning Administrator, Planning

Commission or Heritage Preservation Commission

$150.50

Zoning Administrator Reviews


Minor Special Development Permit or Use Permit (non-Single Family Home)

$1,485.50

Minor Permit Plan Review

$796.00

Variance (non-Single Family Home)

$1,485.50

Tentative Parcel Map (4 or fewer lots or condominium units)

$2,404.50

Public Works Planning Application Review


Tentative Parcel Map (4 or fewer lots or condominium units)

$760.00

Tentative Map (5 or more lots)

$2,340.00

Major Planning Project

$4,680.00

Planning Commission Reviews (Public Hearing)


Major Special Development Permit, Use Permit or Nonresidential Design Review

$3,137.50

Major Permit Plan Review

$1,589.00

Tentative Map (5 or more lots): Base Fee

$3,930.50

Plus fee per lot

$270.00

Tentative Map: Modification to Conditions of Approval

$1,606.50

City Council Reviews (Public Hearing)


General Plan Amendment Initiation

$1,243.50

General Plan Amendment

$5,214.50

Rezone (Zoning District Change) or Amendment to Zoning Code

$5,214.50

Rezone Combining District (except Heritage Housing or Single-Story Combining District)

$2,618.50

Rezone to Heritage Housing or Single-Story Combining District

$133/lot

Specific Plan

$5,214.50

Environmental Review



Environmental Review

Environmental Assessment (Initial Study)

Consultant Preparation of Environmental Study or Environmental Impact Report

$715.00

As Needed

Staff Review of Environmental Study Prepared by Consultant

$1,346.00

Staff Review of Environmental Impact Report

10% of Consultant Fee

Recordation of Notice of Exemption (County fee)

$50.00

Recordation of Notice of Determination (County fee) Neg. Declaration

$2,231.25

Recordation of Notice of Determination (County fee) EIR

$3,079.75

Impact Fees


Transportation Impact Fee, Single Family Detached (Per Unit)

$2,144.00

Transportation Impact Fee, Multi-Family Attached (Per Unit)

$1,317

Park Dedication In-Lieu Fee

$69.00 / square foot

Sense of Place Fee (ITR 7-8, Fair Oaks Junction, East Sunnyvale)

$1,096.70/unit


Project Fees


Fee

Typical single-family development on an

R-2 lot (18 single-family homes)

Typical multi-family development on an

R-3 lot (186 apartments)


Cost Factor

Total Project

Cost


Cost Factor

Total Project

Cost

Planning Application Fees

Rezone

$5,105/application

$ 5,105.00

N/A

N/A

Major Special Development Permit

$3063/project

$ 3,063.00

$3063/project

$ 3,063.00

Plan Review

$1,561/project

$ 1,561.00

$1,561/project

$ 1,561.00

Tentative Subdivision Map

$3,844/base fee per map

$ 3,844.00

$3844/base fee per map

$ 3,844.00

Tentative map (per lot)

$265/lot

$ 5,035.00

$265/lot

$ 265.00

Environmental Assessment (Initial Study)

$702/project

$ 702.00

$702/project

$ 702.00

Review of Environmental Studies

$1,322/study

$ 2,644.00

$1,322/study

$ 1,322.00

Technology

$17/application

$ 51.00

$17/application

$ 34.00

Project Cost Subtotal


$ 22,005.00


$ 15,753.00

Per Unit Cost Subtotal


$ 1,222.50


$ 84.69

Impact Fees


Park Land Dedication or In-Lieu fee


$27,029.89/net new unit


$ 486,537.98


$14,079.9184/net new d.u.


$ 2,618,864.82


Traffic Impact fees South of 237


$2,094/net new PH trip


$ 19,026.00


$1,286.00/net new PH trip


$ -

Sense of place fee for ITR areas

N/A

N/A

$1,071/d.u.

$ 199,206.00

Project Cost Subtotal


$ 505,563.98


$ 2,818,070.82

Per Unit Cost Subtotal


$ 28,086.89


$ 15,150.92

Building Fees

Building Permit Fee

per valuation tables

$ 41,907.70

per valuation tables

$ 119,318.48

Issuance Fee

$25.50 per permit

$ 459.00

$25.50 per permit

$ 306.00

Technology Surcharge

$17.50 per permit

$ 315.00

$17.50 per permit

$ 210.00

Construction Tax

0.54% of valuation

$ 22,369.31

0.54% of valuation

$ 114,204.70

Plan Check

70% of bldg permit fee

$ 17,752.17

70% of bldg permit fee

$ 59,330.52

Energy Plan Check

10% of bldg permit fee

$ 2,536.02

10% of bldg permit fee

$ 8,475.79

Grading

2% bldg permit fee

$ 3,204.00

2% bldg permit fee

$ 9,168.00

Plumbing

$0.08 x sq.ft

$ 3,439.68

$0.08 x sq.ft

$ 17,606.32

Mechanical

$0.08 x sq.ft

$ 3,439.68

$0.08 x sq.ft

$ 17,606.32

Electrical

$0.08 x sq.ft

$ 3,439.68

$0.08 x sq.ft

$ 17,944.80

Fire Prevention

70% of bldg permit fee

$ 29,335.36

70% of bldg permit fee

$ 83,522.92

Gen Plan Maintenance Fee.

0.15% construct value

$ 6,267.67

0.15% construct value

$ 31,723.52

Project Cost Subtotal


$ 134,465.27


$ 479,417.37

Per Unit Cost Subtotal


$ 7,470.29


$ 2,577.51

Public Works Fees


Engineering Plan Check and Inspection Fees


For cost between $50,001 and

$250,000 = $18,706 plus 4% of public improvement construction cost >$50,000


$21,266.00


For cost between $250,000 and $1,000,000 = $27,257 plus 4% of public improvement construction cost > $250,000


$31,457.00


Sanitary Sewer Connection (Residential)

$3,308 per unit

3 bedroom or more


$59,544.00

$2,042 per unit

1 or 2 bedroom units


$379,812.00


Sanitary Sewer Connection (Commercial)




$3,296 per unit (per 1,000 SF for recreation/lease area)


$29,542.43

$3,296 per unit (per 1,000 SF) -

credit for existing


($2,998.82)

$3,296 per unit (per 1,000 SF) -

credit for existing


($15,048.13)

Sewer Frontage Fee (Resi.)

$115 per lineal foot

NA

$115 per lineal foot

NA

Water Frontage Fee

$51 per lineal foot

NA

$51 per lineal foot

NA

Water Connection (Residential)

$521 per unit

3 bedroom or more


$26,010.00

$380 per unit

1 or 2 bedroom units


$70,680.00






Source: Sunnyvale Planning Division Fees, August 26, 2013. The Home Builders Association of Northern California conducts an annual Cost of Development Survey. Eight South Bay cities participated in the 2006-2007 survey, including Cupertino, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Salinas and Sunnyvale. Each city calculated total development fees, impact/capacity fees, and development taxes on five different project prototypes, including a 50 unit single-family subdivision and a 96 unit multi-family development. For the single-family prototype, Sunnyvale’s fees were documented at $27,014 per unit, the second lowest of the eight jurisdictions surveyed. Similarly, for the multi-family prototype, Sunnyvale’s per unit fees of $19,712 were also the second lowest. Sunnyvale’s development fees are comparable if not lower than those charged in surrounding communities and are not considered a constraint to housing development in this area. The City’s current fees for two recent sample projects, one single family and one multi-family, are provided in Table 39 on the following pages. Table 39: City and Non-City Fees for Single and Multi-family Residences

Project Fees - Continuued

Table 39:

Fee

C ity Ty a p n ic d al N sin o gl n e- - f C am i t i y ly F de e v e e s lo f p o m r e S nt i n on g l a e n an

R-2 lot (18 single-family homes)

d M Ty u p l i t c i a - f l a m m ul i t l i- y fa R m e il s y i d d e e v n el c o e p s me ( c n o t o n n t i a n n ue d

R-3 lot (186 apartments)


Water Connection (Commercial)


$510 for the first unit (1,000 SF), $380 for the second unit,

$284 for the third unit and

$198 for the fourth and each additional unit


NA


$510 for the first unit (1,000 SF), $380 for the second unit,

$284 for the third unit and

$198 for the fourth and each additional unit


$2,194.80

$510 - first unit (1,000 SF)

$380 - second unit

$284 - third unit

$198 - fourth & each addtl

Credit for existing


($3,363.00)

$510 - first unit (1,000 SF)

$380 - second unit

$284 - third unit

$198 - fourth & each addtl

Credit for existing


($30,107.76)


Water Meter

$228 per meter

(5/8" DCDA meter)


NA

$228 per meter

(5/8" DCDA meter)


$456.00

$359 per meter

(3/4" meter)


$359.00

$359 per meter

(3/4" meter)


NA

$456 per meter

(1” radio-read disk meter)


$2,280.00

$456 per meter

(1” radio-read disk meter)


NA

$839 per meter

(2” radio-read disk meter)


NA

$839 per meter

(2” radio-read disk meter)


$1,678.00

$10,505.27 per meter

(6” radio-read disk meter)


$10,505.27

$10,505.27 per meter

(6” radio-read disk meter)


$21,010.54

Water Tapping fee

$285 / 1" or 2" tap

$1,710.00

$285 / 1" or 2" tap

$285.00

$544 / 4" to 10" tap

$1,632.00

$544 / 4" to 10" tap

$2,176.00

Storm Drain Connection (Residential)

$6,328.00 per gross acre

NA

$6,328.00 per gross acre

NA


Encroachment fee


$279 minimum


covered under Engineering Plan Check and Inspection Fees


$279 minimum


covered under Engineering Plan Check and Inspection Fees

Street Lighting System

$30.50 per lineal foot

NA

$30.50 per lineal foot

NA

Street Tree Inspection

$25 per tree

$425.00

$25 per tree

$500.00


Map Check fee

$3,353 + $45 per lot for final

map


$4,163.00

$2,235 + $45 per lot for parcel

map


$2,300.50


Maintenance deposit

1% public improvement

construction cost +$750


$1,890.00

1% public improvement

construction cost +$750


$4,300.00


Technology Fee

$17.50 for each project

review entry


$35.00

$17.50 for each project

review entry


$35.00

Project Cost Subtotal


$ 123,457.45


$ 501,271.38

Per Unit Cost Subtotal


$ 6,858.75


$ 2,695.01

TOTAL PROJECT FEES

TOTAL FEES PER UNIT

$ 785,491.70


$ 3,814,512.57

$ 43,638.43


$ 20,508.13



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