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Developer Fees

Government Code section 65995 and California Education Code section 17620 allows school districts to levy fees on residential or commercial/industrial construction projects within a school district’s boundaries. The State Allocation Board (SAB) sets the per-square-foot Level I school impact fees (a.k.a. “developer fees”) every two years at its January meeting in even number years (i.e., 2010, 2012). Alternative School Fees (a.k.a. Level II or Level III fees) may also be collected by districts meeting certain requirements.

Please note the developer fees below:

  • Residential Construction                                     $3.19 per square foot 
  • Commercial/Industrial/Senior Housing        $0.52 per square foot
  • Hotel/Motel                                                              $0.516 per square foot   

Developer Fee rates were approved by the Franklin-McKinley School District Board of Education on June 28, 2022.

Please click on the following link for more information:

The Franklin-McKinley School District Board of Education approved the new set of Developer Fee rates on May 28, 2024. The new Developer Fee rates will take effect on July 27, 2024.  Please note the new developer fees below:

  • Residential Construction                                      $3.45 per square foot 
  • Commercial/Industrial/Senior Housing         $0.56 per square foot
  • Hotel/Motel                                                                 $0.56 per square foot   

Please click on the following links for more information about the new Developer Fee rates:

Note: No fees are collected for new residential construction on additions of 500 square feet or less. 

Fees

The District charges Level I fees. Franklin-McKinley accepts checks, no cash or credit cards. Staff is available, by appointment only, to collect fees Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the exception of holidays. Collection of fees is processed in the Business Office, located in the District Office, at 645 Wool Creek Drive, San Jose, CA, 95112.

For additional information regarding Developer Fees and to schedule an appointment, you can contact Doreen (Kayin) Ferranti at (408) 283-6020 or by email at  kayin.ferranti@fmsd.org .