Development Fees

RUSD Developer Fees

Hours of Operation for Processing School Fees
Monday - Friday: 7:30am to 3:00pm
Please call our office for an appointment

Please bring the following with you to expedite the process:
1. Square footage verification form
2. Cashier's Check or Money Order
3. Additional documents regarding project

Level 1 Fees

New Residential & Additions: $5.71/per sq.ft.

Commercial / Industrial Construction: $0.84/per sq.ft.

All school fees are paid at 3070 Washington Street. We currently only accept cashiers check or money orders. If you would like to confirm your fees please email Monique Vidrio at [email protected] or call 951-788-7496 ext. 84004

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Information

Residential Additions Less than 500 Square Feet

Education Code Section 17620 (a)(1)(C)(i) permits school districts to charge Level I Fees on residential additions only if the resulting increase in assessable space exceeds 500 square feet. Therefore, there is an exemption for school fees for any additions less than 500 square feet.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

ADUs less than 500 square feet are exempt. Anything above 500 square feet will be charged the entirety of the square footage.

Senior Citizen Housing

Government Code Sections 65995.1 and 65995.2 provides that school districts may only charge the commercial/industrial fee for qualified senior citizen housing. If the development is later converted to another type of use, Government Code Section 65995.1(c) states that the Level II (if currently being levied by the school district or the Level I), may be charged at the time of conversion minus any school fees previouslypaid. Four types of senior citizen housing qualify for this special treatment: (1) Senior citizen housing development projects described in Civil Code Section 51.3 (One resident is at least age 55 plus other restrictions); (2) A “residential care facility for the elderly” as described in Health and Safety Code Section 1569.2(k) (residents age 60 and over plus other restrictions); (3) A “multilevel facility for the elderly” as described in Government Code Section 15432(d)(9) (residents age 62 and older plus other restrictions); and (4) A mobile home development limited to older persons as described in the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (age varies by program; generally age 55 or 62). Residences that do not meet these standards should be charged the regular residential fee rates. School districts should also require proof from the developer that the project qualifies as senior citizen housing in the form of CC&Rs.

Churches and Religious Organizations

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65995(d), school districts may not levy school fees on any facility used exclusively for religious purposes and exempt from property taxation under California law.

Private Full-time Day School

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65995(d), school districts may not levy school fees on any “facility used exclusively as a private full-time dayschool as described in Section 48222 of the Education Code. "A private full-time day school offers instruction in the several branches of study required to be taught in the public schools and attendance is required to be taken. We recommend that school districts obtain a copy of the affidavit that private schools are required to file pursuant to Education Code Section 33190 from any private full-time day school requesting this exemption.

Government Agencies

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65995(d), school districts may not levy school fees on “any facility that is owned and occupied by one or more agencies of federal, state, or local government.”

Reconstruction of a Structure Destroyed in Fire

Education Code Section 17626 contains an exemption for school fees for the reconstruction of any residential, commercial, or industrial structure that is damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster. However,the exemption does not apply if the square footage of the reconstructed structure exceeds the square footage of the structure that was damaged or destroyed.

Greenhouse Space

Education Code Section 17622 contains an exemption for greenhouse or otherspace that is covered or enclosed for agricultural purposes unless the governing board makes specified findings.