Development Impact Fees

The city charges impact fees on new development projects to provide public services to the new building.

About Development Impact Fees

Current rates

See the Development Impact Fee Register for current fees.

6% rate increase, effective January 1, 2022.

Rate change process

The Development Impact Fee Register is adjusted yearly and becomes effective at the beginning of the year on January 1, in accordance with San Francisco Planning Code Article 4, Section 409b

The Controller's Office annually adjusts the applicable fees based on the Annual Infrastructure Construction Cost Inflation Estimate published by Office of the City Administrator's Capital Planning Group and approved by the Capital Planning Committee.

Development Impact Fees are assessed based on the impact fee amounts in effect at the time a First Construction Document is issued, as defined in Building Code Section 107A.13.1, regardless of any prior fee payments.

Get help

For questions on the annual indexing process, contact cpc.impactfees@sfgov.org.

For questions regarding impact fee assessments, contact your assigned Planner or the Planning Information Counter.

Background

The City of San Francisco imposes development impact fees on new or proposed development projects to pay for all or a portion of the costs of providing public services to the new development. For example, the burden on the transit system created by a new office building is offset through the payment of an impact fee used to improve MUNI. 

The fees are assessed by the Planning Department and collected by the Department of Building Inspection.