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Last Updated 09/19/21

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


Planning And Development Fees / Permit Fees

Planning Fees


Fee

Fees Amount ($)

Ordinance Amendment

$7,260

Zone Change

$5,463

General Plan Amendment (including prescreen)

$9,310

Planned Development Permits 1-15 units

16+ units


$6,019

$7,618

Administrative Planned Development Permits 1-15 units

16+ units


$3,010

$3,809

Residential Use Permit

$4,310

Major Variance

$5,352

Administrative Variance

$1,387

Administrative Variance/Planning Commission

$6,766

Coastal Development Permit

$2,315

Administrative Coastal Development Permit

$2,315

Tentative Subdivision Map

$3,863

Tentative Parcel Map

$2,806

Residential Design Review 1-4 units

5-15 units

16+ units


$3,877

$4,658

$6,999

Housing Approval Program (HAP)

Small $4,112

Medium $4,952 Large $6,773

Historic Resource Assessment consultant plus deposit

$867-$734

Development Agreement*

$10,350


Fees and Exactions The City collects various fees from developments to cover the costs of processing permits, including fees for planning approvals, subdivision map act approvals, environmental review, engineering and plan check services, and building permits, among others. Chart 3-9 summarizes the major planning fees collected by the City. 100% affordable housing projects are exempt from the $8,144 development agreement fee and may receive reductions of other City fees, including planning permit fees. State law authorizes communities to charge developers for providing specific services as well as meeting the resulting service impacts from new development. Like most California jurisdictions, the City also collects various fees from developments to cover the costs of providing the necessary services and infrastructure related to new development projects. Chart 3-10 summarizes these development fees.


Development Impact Fees


Fee

Per Unit Fee Amount ($)

Traffic Mitigation Fees Single-Family Condominium Apartment

Mobile Home Recreational Vehicle (RV)


$5,245

$4,145

$3,145

$2,385

$1,190

Park and Recreation Facilities Tax 1-bedroom

2-bedroom 3+ bedrooms

4+ bedrooms Mobile Home Pad


$565

$772

$1,221

$1,748

$323

General Capital Improvements Single-Family

More than 2 bedrooms Mobile Home Pad


$849

$82 each additional bedroom over 2

$275

Sewer Connection Fees Single-Family


$3,660


Source: City of Ventura Planning Division, February 2013 *Deposit against actual time & materials. (Projects which are 100% affordable per City Affordable Housing Program are exempt from this fee.)


Fees for a New Single Family Residence in a 54- Unit Development Project


Fee

Estimated Fee Amount ($)

Discretionary Permits

Environmental Impact Report (2002)

$4,712

General Plan Amendment

$4,400

RGMP (2002)

$3,245

Design Review (2002)

$500

Planned Development Permit (2002)

$4,000

Subdivision (2002)

$2,700

Zone Change (2003)

$2,775

Total Planning Fees/54 units

$414

Building & Safety Permits

Building Permit

$1,889

Plan Check

$708

ADA & Energy Plan Check

$71

ADA & Energy Inspection

$189

Water Connection

$3,469

Sewer Connection

$5,476

Grading Plan Check

$689

Encroachment Permit

$2

Grading Permit

$17

Improvement Plan Check

$657

Other

$367

Building and Safety Fees

$13,534



Fees for a New Single Family Residence in a 54- Unit Development Project


Fee

Estimated Fee Amount ($)

Special District & Development Fees

Service Area Park Fee (City)

$610

Traffic Mitigation (City)

$5,245

School District $2.14/square foot

$6,467

Parks and Recreation Tax

$1,340

Capital Improvement Tax

$908

Total Special Districts & Development Fees

$14,570

Total Estimated Fees

$28,518


Source: Planning Division, City of Ventura, February 2013. Chart 3-11 provides an example of fees levied on a recently finalized 54-unit development project located in the Serra Community. As indicated in Chart 3-11, the total development and entitlement fees for a four-bedroom, 3,022-square-foot single-family residence is $28,518.




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