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, please send an email to developerfees@smuhsd.org for any inquiries or to schedule an appointment. Developer fees are accepted by appointment only. 

    Please make a check payable to SMUHSD or San Mateo Union High School District and mail to the address below.

    SMUHSD
    Attn: Developer Fees
    650 North Delaware Street
    San Mateo, CA 94404

    Or you may make an appointment by replying back to bring a check in person. *DROP-INS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. We are available by appointment from 9 a.m. -  3:30 p.m.

    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:

    • $4.08 for Residential Construction
    • $0.66 for Commercial Construction
    • $0.04 sq foot for storage

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

    • $1.39 sq foot for residential
    • $0.22 sq foot for commercial  

    No fees are charged for new construction or additions that are under 500 sq feet.

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