School Facility/Developer Fees

Education Code Section 17620 authorized a School District's Governing Board to levy a fee against new residential, commercial, and industrial development within the District to fund the construction, reconstruction, or modernization of school facilities.
 

View the Current School Facility/Developer Fees Handbook and Related Forms

Step 1:

The developer or owner of the property must obtain a plan check or Building Permit School Fees Worksheet from the City of Los Alamitos, City of Seal Beach, or the County of Orange (depending address of the project).  These forms have different names, but all contain the same basic information, i.e., property owner, address, and description of the project.

Step 2:

The developer or owner submits the Certificate of Compliance form (the City or County usually issues one with the plan review) along with the plan check receipt or Building Permit School Fees Worksheet to the Los Alamitos Unified School District (LAUSD) Business Office.

Step 3:

LAUSD Business Office staff review the paperwork.  Fees are calculated based on the square footage of the project and are waived for projects of less than 500 square feet.  The fees for residential property over 500 square feet are calculated at $3.79 per sq. ft.  Fees for commercial property projects over 500 square feet are calculated at $0.61 per sq. ft. and fees for mini-storage projects over 500 square feet are calculated at $0.16 per sq. ft

Step 4:

The Certificate of Compliance (COC) form is assigned a COC Number and is logged in by LAUSD.

Step 5:

The developer or owner of the property submits payment to LAUSD by check or credit card.  The Certificate of Compliance form is signed, dated, and stamped and the developer/owner is given a copy of the paperwork for their records.

Step 6:

The developer or owner returns the completed COC form to the appropriate City or uploads to the County’s online portal.