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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.
Please call (562) 997 -7550 during the week of Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 to confirm staff availability.

Holidays Observed

Holiday 2022-2023
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
Independence Day Jul 4, 2023
Labor Day Sep 4, 2023
Veteran's Day Nov 10, 2023
Thanksgiving Nov 23-24, 2023
Christmas Dec 25-26, 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 Monday, 12/19/2022):

Level 1 $4.79

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

CID Lead 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


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.

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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 (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).