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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)

Summary handout and tables of Impact Fee Amounts:

Oakland Municipal Code Chapters and Administrative Regulations for Impact Fees:

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.
  • New meter water fees: click here to visit East Bay MUD's website for information.

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