Developer Fees

Notice of Public Hearing


Current Developer Fee Rates

Residential Construction Developer Fee

$3.21 per square foot

(effective May 19, 2024)

Commercial / Industrial Developer Fee

$0.52 per square foot

(effective May 19, 2024)

Rental Self Storage Facilities Developer Fee

$0.04 per square foot

(effective May 19, 2024)

Developer Fee Payment

Payment for developer fees are accepted during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (with the exception of holiday closures) at:

Santee School District, 9625 Cuyamaca Street, Santee, CA 92071

Forms of Payment Accepted

Payment of developer fees may be made by check, Cashier's check, or money order payable to: Santee School District. Cash payments in the exact amount due are also accepted (District cannot make change). Please note that credit card and debit card payments are not accepted.

If you would like a calculation of the assessed fee for your project, please email any certification of compliance form to: [email protected] for a calculation of the assessed development fee. A response of the fee calculation will be emailed to you within 24 hours. Once the developer fee has been paid, the Certification of Compliance form will be completed.


If you have any questions, please contact us at (619) 258-2320.


Where do your fees go?

The Santee School District levies school fees for construction projects being developed in accordance with Government Code Section 53080. These fees pay for the construction and/or reconstruction of school facilities to accommodate student enrollment growth resulting from residential, commercial, or industrial development projects that occur within the Santee School District attendance boundaries. School fees may also be expended for furniture and equipment for new classrooms. School fees are assessed when a new development seeks a Certificate of Compliance from the District. This certificate is necessary for the Developer to obtain a building permit from the applicable City or County agency. Every two years, the State Allocation Board (SAB) determines any adjustment to the school fee rate.