Developer Fees

July 16, 2020

Attention Developers:

Please email any certification of compliance form to: for a calculation of the assessed fee. A response of the fee calculation will be emailed to you within 24 hours. Once the fee has been determined, an appointment will be scheduled for the payment of the fee and the completion of the certification of compliance form. Thank you for your cooperation. We know these are challenging times, but we will continue to do our best to serve you.

Santee School District

(619) 258-2320

Developer Fees

Residential Fee is $3.38 per square foot (effective March 18, 2020)

Commercial / Industrial Fee is $0.38 per square foot (increasing to $0.41 per square foot effective May 17, 2020) Rental Self Storage Facilities Fee is $0.07 per square foot (decreasing to $0.03 per square foot effective May 17, 2020)

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.