Developer Fees

On May 10, 2012, the Governing Board of Cabrillo Unified School District passed Resolution #13-12 (pg.210). This resolution increased the amount of impact fees the district can levy in accordance with new statutory limits for residential and commercial construction within District boundaries, pursuant to Government Code Section 53080. Fees are used only for construction and reconstruction of school facilities. The City of Half Moon Bay & County of San Mateo withholds building permits until CUSD has certified that school impact fees have been paid.

Procedure for Paying the Fee 

1.  When you apply for a building permit, the City of Half Moon Bay or the County of San Mateo will verify the square footage of your proposed project and will then notify the Cabrillo Unified School District of the permit application once requested.

 

2. Once notified of the pending application (by the City of Half Moon Bay or County of San Mateo) CUSD will calculate the amount of your impact fee based on the following:

 

New residential development at $3.20 per sq. ft. assessable space - Residential assessable space is defined as all square footage within the perimeter of a residential structure including detached accessory dwelling units and the installation of manufactured homes and mobile homes excluding carports, walkways, garages, overhangs, patios, enclosed patios, detached accessory structures, or other coverage. Renovated residential space with a net increase of less than 500 sq. ft. is exempt from school impact fees. Renovated space with a net increase of more than 500 sq. ft. is assessed with the entire increase. The amount of the square footage within the perimeter of a residential structure shall be calculated by the building department of the city or county issuing the building permit, in accordance with the standard practice of that city or county in calculating structural perimeters.

 

Commercial development at $0.51 per sq. ft. assessable space - Commercial assessable space is defined as all covered and enclosed space within the perimeter of a commercial structure except for incidental storage areas, garages, parking structures, unenclosed walkways, or utility or disposal areas. Fees are assessed on structures to be used for commercial or industrial purposes, most senior housing, adult-only mobile homes, hotels and motels. The determination of the chargeable covered and enclosed space shall be determined by the building department of the city or county issuing the building permit, in accordance with the building standards of that city or county.

 

3. You may pay your impact fees in person at:

Cabrillo Unified School District—Business Services Department

498 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

 

4.  When the district is in receipt of your payment, the District will complete and sign the School District Certification of Payment of School Impact Fees Form, then return this original form to the appropriate Building Department to receive your building permit.

 

If you have questions, contact the Business Services Department (650) 712-7123

Please call in advance to make sure we have the information needed to calculate impact fees for your property