2019 Housing Fee Update

April 17, 2019 Town Council Meeting

The Town Council will consider an increase to the fees as recommended on March 20, 2019. See the table below for the proposed fee changes. The staff report will be available on the Town's website here on April 12, 2019. 

March 20, 2019 Town Council Meeting

Staff provided options for increasing the fees. The staff report and Town Council minutes are available online here: 

Staff Report (scroll to Item 13)

Town Council Minutes

At the March 20th meeting, the Town Council directed staff to increase the fees as follows:

Use Category

Use Types


Additional Information


Single family homes, multi-family (MF) units

$5,700 $6,000 per unit

Exemptions include additions, RMF-1 Zone MF projects of 4 or fewer units where average habitable s.f. does not exceed 1,300 per unit, legal secondary units, and apartments


Hotels, motels

$3,700 $4,000 per room

Room = a hotel or motel key

Fee includes accessory uses in a lodging project (e.g., retail, restaurant, conference, etc.) 



General retail, bars, cafés, restaurants, coffee shops

$2.00 2.20 per gross square foot

Any non-residential development that would not contribute new demand for employment or housing (e.g., replacement of an existing use or addition on non-habitable s.f.) or would generate no more than one total new employee is exempt


Offices providing accounting, advertising, architectural, counseling, research, graphic design, interior design, legal, and/or similar services

$2.00 2.20 per gross square foot

Light Industrial

Manufacturing, recycling facility

$1.00 1.10 per gross square foot

Service Uses

Banks, day care centers, maintenance services, medical services, personal services

$2.00 2.20 per gross square foot

December 5, 2018 Town Council Meeting

Upon Councilmember request, a review of the housing fee was presented to the Town Council on December 5, 2018. The staff report and Town Council minutes are available online here:

Staff Report (scroll to Item 12)

Town Council Minutes

At the December 5, 2018 meeting, the Town Council directed staff to work with the development community and return to Council with options for increasing the fees.

For more information about the Housing Fee Update, please contact Sandra Moberly, Community & Economic Development Director, at (760) 965-3633, email