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Developer Fees





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 Monday, 12/19/2022):
Level 1 $4.79

Maximum School Fee Per Square Foot of
Commercial Industrial Development (CID)

CID LAND Use Category Maximum School Fee
Retail and Service $0.78
Office $0.78
Research and Development $0.78
Industrial / Warehouse / Manufacturing $0.78
Hospitals $0.78
Hotel/Motel $0.505
Self-Storage $0.029
Effective Rates
 as of Monday, 6/17/2024
Residential Fee per Square Foot [1]
Single Family Detached (SFD) $5.17
Multi-Family Attached (MFA) $5.17
Senior Housing $0.840
[1] per square foot of assessable space for new residential construction within the District (Level 1 Fees).


CID LAND Use Category Fee per Square Foot [2]
Retail and Service $0.649
Office $0.840
Research and Development $0.840
Industrial / Warehouse / Manufacturing $0.782
Hospitals $0.806
Hotel/Motel $0.329
Self-Storage $0.019
[2] per square foot of chargeable covered and enclosed space within the School District.

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.


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.

We’ll be closed on Friday, May 24th from 11am to 2:30pm

Regular Collection Hours:
Monday thru Friday, 9am to 3pm.
Please call (562) 997 -7550 during the week of Dec. 23 (2024) and Dec. 30 (2024) to confirm staff availability.

Holidays Observed

Holiday 2023-2024
Christmas Dec 25-26, 2023
New Year's Day Jan 1, 2024
M. L. King, Jr. Day Jan 15, 2024
Lincoln Day Feb 12, 2024
Washington Day Feb 19, 2024
Admission Day Mar 29, 2024
Memorial Day May 27, 2024
Juneteenth June 19, 2024
Independence Day Jul 5, 2024
Labor Day Sep 2, 2024
Veteran's Day Nov 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Nov 28-29, 2024
Christmas Dec 23-25, 2024


Before Visiting the District:

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

At the District:

  1. Bring the application form and authorized letter to the District (Directions). If you complete an online application for a Certificate of Compliance, you don’t need to bring any documents (other than your payment) to the District.
  2. Pay the assessed fee (cashier’s check, check, or money order(s) only) and obtain a Certificate of Compliance. 
  3. Checks or money orders are made payable to “LBUSD Developer Fee Collector”
  4. Returned checks assessed $25 processing fees and casher’s check or money order(s) must be presented for payment.

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).

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