• Developer Fee Program Office (DFPO)

    Overview

    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 every two years.  

    School impact fees within the 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). DFPO staff collects school impact 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 school impact fees from owners/developers as a condition of the issuance of a building permit for developments within the City of Los Angeles. 

     

    Hours of Collection

    The Developer Fee Office is open for collections, by appointment, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, except when closed on District holidays. Walk-in appointments will be accommodated based on availability.  

     

    Acceptable Form of Payment

    Payment for school impact fees may be made by check (business or personal), cashier's check, or money order. 

     

    School impact fee rates effective as of June 8, 2024

    (Rates are adjusted biennially by the State Allocation Board.)

     

    Construction Type

    Rate

    (per square foot)

    Residential

    $5.17

    Commercial/Industrial

      $0.84

    Rental Self-Storage Structures

      $0.28

    Parking Structures

      $0.39

     

    Fees apply to all new construction and additions, except for residential projects of less than 500 square feet.

    Parking

    Parking is available at the Visconti Apartments. Enter through the easternmost entrance on Miramar St, West of Boylston Street/Huntley Dr. When you access the parking lot, please take a parking ticket, and bring it with you to have it validated.

  • Contact

    For questions regarding school impact fees, please contact 

    LAUSD

    Developer Fee Office

    P.O. Box 513307

    Los Angeles, CA 90051

    (213) 241-6266

    developerfee@lausd.net