School Impact (Developer) Fees

  • As of July 1, 2012, the San Mateo Union High School District collects School Impact (also known as Developer) Fees for the San Mateo/Foster City Elementary School District. To pay the total School Impact Fee for the City of San Mateo and the City of Foster City, or the High School District-only portion of the School Impact Fees for Hillsborough, Millbrae and unincorporated Burlingame.

    *Developer fees are accepted by appointment only.   

    For any inquiries or to schedule an appointment,  please send an email to developerfees@smuhsd.org or contact (650)558-2299 ext. 2271

    Checks can be made payable to SMUHSD or San Mateo Union High School District and mailed to the address below.

    SMUHSD
    Attn: Developer Fees
    650 North Delaware Street
    San Mateo, CA 94401

    Or make an appointment to bring a check in person. We are available by appointment from 9 a.m. -  3 p.m.    

    *DROP-INS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

    The District accepts checks and credit cards. A 3% surcharge will be applied to credit card payments.  

    Rates

    The combined San Mateo Union High School District and San Mateo/Foster City Elementary School District School Impact Fees for the cities of San Mateo and Foster City are:

    • $4.79 per sq ft for Residential Construction
    • $0.78 per sq ft for Commercial Construction
    • $0.08 per sq ft for storage

    The High School District's portion of School Impact Fees for the cities of Hillsborough, Millbrae, San Bruno, and unincorporated Burlingame are:

    • $1.92 per sq ft for residential
    • $0.31 per sq ft for commercial  

    Exclusions

    The following exclusions have been established:

    • Additions to existing homes of 500 sq. ft. or less of assessable space (residential only).
    • Modification or expansion if the purpose of the modification is to increase access for a severely and permanently disabled person.
    • Reconstruction of a structure damaged or destroyed by fire, earthquake, landslide, mudslide, flood, tidal wave, etc., where the replacement structure is equivalent to the original structure. A demolition credit may be applied against the net increase in square feet that arises from the new construction.
    • Any facility used exclusively for religious purposes is exempt from property taxation under the laws of California.
    • Any facility used exclusively as a private full-time day school as described in Section 48222 of the Education Code
    • State-owned housing for migrant farm workers which is subject to a contract ensuring compliance with Section 50710 of the Health and Safety Code.