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Impact Fees

To ensure that new development in the city pays its fair share towards funding affordable housing, transportation improvements, and capital facilities, certain developments must pay impact fees as part of their building permit process. Fee amounts are based on the date when a complete Building Permit Application is submitted.

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Types of Projects Subject to Impact Fees:

  • Affordable Housing Impact Fees
    • New housing units (including single-family, townhome, multi-family, live/work, and work/live units)
  • Transportation and Capital Improvements Impact Fees
    • New housing units (including single family, townhome, multi-family, live/work, and work/live units)
    • New nonresidential projects
    • Nonresidential projects with additional floor area
    • Nonresidential projects with a "Change and Intensification of Use"
  • Jobs/Housing Impact Fees (for projects that are 25,000 square feet or greater)
    • New nonresidential buildings or additions for office or warehouse projects
    • Nonresidential projects with a "Change and Intensification of Use" to an office or warehouse
    • A nonresidential building that is vacant for a year or more that obtains a building permit for an office or warehouse activity
  • School Impact Fee
    • (Residential = $3.48 per sf and Commercial = $0.56 per sf)

For more information on Permit Fees contact the following:

  • Planning Permit Fees, contact the Zoning Hotline at (510) 238-3911
  • Building Permit Fees, typically a rough estimate is 4 - 6% of the project evaluation, for more detailed information visit the Building Permit Counter at 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Second Floor, Suite 2114, Oakland.
  • New meter water fees outlined on EBMUD's website.

Contact Us

Map location for Impact Fees, located at 250 Frank H Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA 94612
250 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone Numbers

Email Address

lkaminski@oaklandnet.com