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Facilities Development & Planning Branch: Developer Fees

Annual and Five-Year Reports FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

Notice of Public Hearing – October 19, 2022 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Residential & Commercial/Industrial Development School Fee Justification Study FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

Hours of Operation

Please reference the following collection hours, and observed holidays when addressing developer fee collection for Long Beach Unified School District. Applicants can also be directed to for more information.

Regular Collection Hours:
Monday thru Friday, 9am to 3pm

Holidays Observed

Independence Day Jul 4, 2022
Labor Day Sep 5, 2022
Veteran's Day Nov 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Nov 24-25, 2022
Christmas Dec 26-27, 2022
New Year's Day Jan 2, 2023
Non-Duty Day (12 Month Employees) Jan 3, 2021
M. L. King, Jr. Day Jan 16, 2023
Lincoln Day Feb 13, 2023
Washington Day Feb 20, 2023
Admission Day Apr 7, 2023
Memorial Day May 29, 2023
Juneteenth June 19, 2023


All new residential, commercial and industrial construction and/or an addition of covered or enclosed space are subject to the collection of developer fees. This fee is determined by the square footage of assessable space, which is measured from the perimeter of the structure.

Level I  Fees are statutory fees assessed to new residential construction, any residential additions over 500 square feet, Accessory Dwelling Units and to all commercial development and redevelopment projects. Please visit our FAQs for additional details.

Exemptions from fees are provided for by Government Code on certain structures, including structures that are tax exempt and used exclusively for religious purposes, private full-time day schools as described in Education Code Section 48222, and structures owned and occupied by a governmental agency. If you are replacing a structure destroyed by a disaster, you may be exempt from fees.

Effective Rates (per square foot, as of 6/1/2020):

Level 1 $4.08

Maximum School Fee Per Square Foot of CID

CID Lead Use Category Maximum School Fee
Retail and Service $0.66
Office $0.66
Research and Development $0.66
Industrial/Warehouse/Manufacturing $0.66
Hospitals $0.66
Hotel/Motel $0.66
Self-Storage $0.04


Disclaimer: Fees are subject to change. Please contact the District for most current fees. The date stated on the Certificate of Compliance determines the applicable fee amount

If you are developing commercial, industrial, or residential sites within District boundaries, please follow the steps outlined below.


Before Visiting the District:

  1. Make sure your property is within district boundaries by searching the School Finder.
  2. Print and complete an Application Form for a Certificate of Compliance.
  3. Apply to the respective city and obtain an official letter specifying the permitted square footage for your project.

At the District:

  1. Bring the application form and authorized letter to the District (Directions).
  2. Pay the assessed fee (check or money order only) and obtain a Certificate of Compliance. Checks or money orders are made payable to “LBUSD Developer Fee Collector” (Returned checks assessed $25 processing fee).

After the District:

Return to the city with your Certificate of Compliance to receive a building permit (assuming all other city obligations have been met).

Department Info

Department Address
2425 Webster Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90810

Department Phone
(562) 997-7550
(562) 595-8644  Fax