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Developer Fees

At its regularly scheduled Board Meeting on April 21, 2016, the Governing Board adopted Resolution No. 2015-16-10, approving an increase in developer fees, to become effective June 20, 2016. New rates are:

Commercial/Industrial New Construction - $ 0.56 per square foot
Residential New Construction - $3.48 per square foot

School Fee Justification Study Commercial April 2016

School Fee Justification Study Residential April 2016

Additional Information on
Developer Fees

 Projects that total 500 square feet or less are exempt from school fees.  Non-habitable areas such as agricultural buildings, barns, or personal storage may be exempt from school fees.  Other exemptions may include religious facilities, and federal, state or local government facilities.  Reconstruction of destroyed or damaged buildings may also be exempt. 


You may receive square footage credit if a building has been demolished in relation to the planned new construction.  To receive credit, you must submit the following:

  • Proof that the building has been demolished.
  • Copy of the Residential Building Record obtained from the Tax Assessor’s office located at 200 S.Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, California (Telephone: 619-401-5700)

For more information, please see the RUSD Administrative Regulation 7211 - Developer Fees.


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