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Development Impact Fees

Development Impact Fees are one time charges applied to new development, redevelopment, expansions and tenant improvements depending on the proposed use. The fees are collected at the issuance of a building permit, to provide funding for the improvement and expansion of City infrastructure, such as streets, water, reclaimed water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer facilities, parks, libraries, schools, public safety and other facilities, impacted by the service needs of development.

Recent Development Impact Fees Documents

Each quarter, we update the development impact fee schedules to account for the increase in the cost of construction. Development impact fees are collected on two levels- on a Citywide basis for all development in the City and in Master Plan areas to pay the costs of development of the master plan area.

2020 Quarter 4
2020 Quarter 3
2020 Quarter 2
2020 Quarter 1

Development Impact Fee Deferral Programs

As a convenience to our customers, the City of Turlock has developed several ways that you can defer the payment of development impact fees. The City of Turlock has developed four programs of fee deferrals, outlined below. In addition, the City of Turlock approved participation in the Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (SCIP) which allows you to pay development impact fees over a longer period of time by participating in a statewide program.

The City Council has adopted three fee deferral programs for commercial and industrial development and one deferral program for residential development to help reduce the development community's upfront costs by not requiring full payment of specific development impact fees at building permit issuance.

Commercial and Industrial Development

  • Deferred to Occupancy (D.T.O.)
    Fees can be deferred to occupancy; or

  • 20% Plan
    Fees can be paid over 4 years with 20% due at building permit issuance and the remaining 80% paid over the next 4 years (20% per year). The deferred amount will be subject to Engineering News Record Index changes as well as compounded interest. Interest would be set by averaging the last 4 years of interest earned by the City as published by the State Controllers Office; or

  • 10-30% Plan
    Fees can be paid over 5 years with 0% due at building permit issuance and the remaining 100% paid over the next 5 years (10% year 1, 15% year 2, 20% year 3, 25% year 4 and 30% year 5). The deferred amount will be subject to Engineering News Record Index changes as well as compounded interest. Interest would be set by averaging the last 5 years of interest earned by the City as published by the State Controllers Office Local Agency Investment Fund.

Residential Development

  • Residential Fee Deferral Agreement (RFA)
    Development Impact Fees can be deferred to close of escrow. Refer to City Council Resolution 2015-136

    City Council Resolution 2015-136

Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (SCIP)
The City Council has also approved the participation in the SCIP program. This allows property owners who choose to participate in the program to have the selected public capital improvements and the development impact fees owed to the City be financed by the issuance of tax-exempt bonds by California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA). CSCDA is a joint powers authority sponsored by the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties.

CSCDA will impose a special assessment on the owner's property to repay the portion of the bonds issued to finance the fees paid with respect to the property. This is a low-cost, long-term tax-exempt financing of development fees, freeing up capital for other purposes. The property owner can choose to pay off the special assessments at any time.

For more information on the program, contact James Hamill at (925) 933-9229 ext. 216 or Terrence Murphy at (925) 933-9229 ext. 223 with CSCDA or visit their website.
CA Statewide Communities Development Authority

Development Fees Annual Reports

Fiscal Year 2015-2016
Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Development Impact Fees Nexus Studies

ETMP Development Impact Fee Nexus Study Updated 9/30/2019

For more information about development impact fees, please contact:

Engineering Division
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 150
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 668-5520
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

Effective August 10, 2020, and continuing until further notice, Development Services (Building, Engineering, and Planning Divisions) public counter will be closed. We will continue to assist you through scheduled appointments, our online services, email, mail, and by phone. Thank you for your understanding as we strive to provide customer service in a safe and effective manner.

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