Developer Fees

In 1986, the California Legislature authorized school districts to levy school impact or developer fees on residential and commercial/industrial development for the purpose of funding the construction or reconstruction of school facilities.  The basis of the school facilities legislation is the relationship between new development, and the impact on school districts to provide adequate school facilities for the student population new development generates.  The authority for the District's assessment of developer fees is set forth in Education Code Section 17620, pursuant to Government Code 65995. 

When you apply for a building permit within Yolo or Solano counties, you will receive the School District Fee Form in the Building Inspection Division packet.  The Building Inspection department determines the square footage for the conditioned space.  Garage and porch space are not subject to developer fees.  DJUSD does not charge developer fees on square footage 500 square feet or less. 

The City of Davis manages developer fees for building permits issued within the Davis city limits.

DJUSD Developer Fee Rates 

  • New Residential construction & additions: $2.97 per sq. ft. 
  • Commercial/Industrial: $0.47 per sq. ft.

Bring the School District Fee form and a cashier's check or money order for payment to the Business Services Office, 526 B Street in Davis.  Contact Audrey Madden for more information.  (530) 757-5300 x 122.

DJUSD Developer Fee Reports 

2023 Annual Developer Fees Report
2023-2024 to 2027-2028 Five Year Developer Fee Report