DEVELOPER FEE PROGRAM OFFICE (DFPO)
Government Code Section 65995 and California Education Code Section 17620 allow school districts to levy fees on residential and/or commercial/industrial projects within a school district's boundaries. The State Allocation Board (SAB) sets the per-square-foot Level 1 school impact fees ("Developer Fees") every two years.
Developer Fees within Los Angeles Unified School District are collected by two offices: Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the City of Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety (LADBS). The Developer Fee Program Office (DFPO) staff collects District Developer Fees on residential and commercial/industrial development projects that are within the District’s boundaries but outside the City of Los Angeles. The District entered into a contract with the City of Los Angeles to collect Developer Fees from owners/developers as a condition of the issuance of a building permit for developments within the City of Los Angeles.
Acceptable Form of Payment:
Payment for Developer Fees may be made by check (business or personal), or money order.
Hours of Collection:
The Developer Fee Office is open for collections, by appointment, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, except when closed on District holidays. Walk-in appointments will be accommodated based on availability.
Fee Forms and Publications: School Fee Rates effective July 9, 2022 (Rates are adjusted biennially by the State Allocation Board.)
School Fee Rates
(per square foot)
Residential Construction $4.79 Commercial/Industrial Construction 0.78 Rental Self-Storage Structures 0.24 Parking Structures 0.34
Fees apply to all new construction and additions; except for residential projects less than 500 square feet. See FAQ for additional qualifying exemptions.
For questions regarding developer fees, please contact
Developer Fee Program Office
333 S. Beaudry Ave., Floor 27
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(213) 241 – 6266