Business Support Services

15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: (858) 679-2570

Developer Fee Information

Effective September 7, 2021: We are accepting walk in appointments Monday-Wednesday at the Planning Office located at
13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064.
Please call 858-679-2570 to ensure our availability

  1. Email your project’s City/County Approval Sheet to Kari Zipp at
  2. If your project is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) please provide the square footage of the main dwelling for calculation purposes
  3. We will email your Certificate of Compliance (COC) detailing the fees due
  4. Email back the signed COC
  5. Please mail a check to: Planning Department, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128
  6. Once the signed COC is received we will sign, stamp, and email back a final version to provide the City/County

Publ. APR 29 2020



With the adoption of Senate Bill 50 and Proposition 1A in 1998, school districts which meet certain requirements now have the option of adopting alternative school fees ("Alternative School Fees"), also known as Level 2 Fees and Level 3 Fees, in accordance with Government Code Sections 65995.5, 65995.6 and 65995.7. In general, Alternative School Fees, which are calculated for each school district, apply solely to residential construction within a school district. More specifically, the Level 2 Fee, which is intended to represent fifty percent (50%) of a school district’s school facility construction costs per new home served, applies when the State Allocation Board ("SAB") is apportioning State Funding to school districts in California. The Level 3 Fee, on the other hand, is intended to represent one hundred percent (100%) of a school district’s school facility construction costs per new home served, and applies when the SAB officially declares that it is no longer making such apportionments.

Developer Fees

Effective July 13, 2020

An increase in Level 1 school impact (developer) fees, authorized by the California State Allocation Board on January 22, 2020, was approved by Poway Unified School District’s Board of Education on May 14, 2020. 

With the increase in Level 1 fee exceeding the approved Level 2 fee, the District will suspend the collection of Level 2 fees until a new School Facilities Needs Analysis is prepared to justify its collection.

In order to impose Alternative School Fees on new residential construction within the District, the Poway Unified School District prepares and adopts a "School Facilities Needs Analysis" (SFNA) at least once annually as required by applicable law. The 2019 SFNA, dated September 12, 2019 was prepared and adopted by the Governing Board at their meeting on September 12, 2019.


Shall be made payable to "Poway Unified School District (PUSD)" and may be in the form of check or cash only. Payments received for the incorrect amount or improper form payment will not be accepted. Note: Fees subject to change at any time, therefore, please contact our office to verify current rates prior to securing school fee payments. The District will also need a copy of the "School Fee Form" (City of Poway), "Required Agency Clearance Form" (County of San Diego) or "School Charge Approval Form" (City of San Diego) in order to prepare your Certificate of Compliance. Please email a copy of the letter to in advance or bring it with you to avoid delay in preparing your certificate.    

Planning will not be able to prepare your document without a form from your respective agency.

Developer Fee Schedule

(Construction within District Boundaries)

In accordance with Resolution 04-2002, passed at the July 30, 2001 School Board meeting, the Certificate of Compliance issued by the Poway Unified School District shall be valid for a period of thirty (30) calendar days from the date of issuance. If the project applicant is unable to obtain a building permit from the City or County due to circumstances beyond reasonable control, the project applicant may submit to the District, a written extension request containing documentation explaining the circumstances preventing the issuance of a building permit. No more than two (2), thirty (30) calendar day extensions will be considered. The District, at the District’s sole discretion, may grant any such extension.

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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