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School Impact / Developer Fees

School Impact / Developer Fees

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School Impact / Developer Fees

Effective January 1, 1987, Assembly Bill 2926, Section 53080 to the California Government Code authorizes school districts to levy "School Impact / Developer Fees" on any new construction, remodels or additions to residential, commercial / industrial

development projects with inflationary adjustments every other year.


Legislation also provides that "No building permits may be issued until the district's certify that any fees due have been paid."


These fees are utilized to fund school improvement projects for the elementary school district's that are within the boundaries of the applicants project address and the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD).


The following information are the names of the feeder elementary school district's that are within SUHSD's boundaries: 
Belmont/Redwood Shores, Las Lomitas, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Ravenswood, Redwood City, San Carlos and


On April 15, 2020, Resolution No.1665 was APPROVED, PASSED and ADOPTED by the Governing Board of the Sequoia Union

High School District and became effective on June 15, 2020. The current rate for residential projects is $4.08 per square foot and commercial / industrial projects is $0.66 per square foot.


Applicants are required to submit their floor plans to SUHSD's Maintenance and Operations department where they are reviewed to determine the total square footage of the project.  The total square footage is multiplied by the current residential and/or commercial/industrial rates and divided as 60% goes to the elementary school district and 40% goes to the high school district.
We can only accept payment by check.  Applicants must issue a separate checks for each school district.
Thank you!


Instructions and Procedures

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Instructions and Procedures

If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact our office Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at
(650) 369-1411, ext. 22290 for Annette or 22203 for Susie.
Developer Fees Rate Schedule

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Developer Fees Rate Schedule

Resolutions & Justification Report

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Elementary School Districts

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Elementary School Districts

  • Belmont-Redwood Shores
    2960 Hallmark Dr., Belmont 94002-2943 650.637.4800 Fax - 650.637.4811
  • Las Lomitas
    1011 Altschul Ave., Menlo Park 94025-6706 650.854.2880 Fax 650.854.0882
  • Menlo Park
    181 Encinal Ave., Atherton 94027-3102 650.321.7140 Fax 650.321.7184
  • Portola Valley
    4575 Alpine Rd., Portola Valley 94028-8040 650.851.1777 Fax 650.851.3700
  • Ravenswood
    2120 Euclid Ave. East Palo Alto 94303-1703 650.329.2800 Fax 650.323.1072
  • Redwood City
    750 Bradford St., Redwood City 94063-1727 650.423.2200 Fax 650.423.2294
  • San Carlos
    826 Chestnut St., San Carlos 94070-3802 650.508.7333 Fax 650.508.7340
  • Woodside
    3195 Woodside Rd., Woodside 94062-2598 650.851.1571 Fax 650.851.5577