Developer Fees

The following fees are assigned according to the square footage of proposed projects when building permits are issued in the City of San Jose, the City of Campbell, the City of Saratoga, the Town of Los Gatos, or the City and County of Santa Clara (depending on where you live).
The district office is located at 3235 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124.  Only checks (any type) are accepted.  You do not need an appointment.  Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Schedule of applicable school fees within Campbell Union High School District
Statutory School Fees*


Residential Development Type

Fee per Square Foot[1]

Future Residential Units


Senior Housing


[1] Per square foot of assessable space for new residential construction within the District (Level 1 Fees).




CID Land Use Category

Fee per Square Foot [2]

Retail and Services




Research and Development










[2] per square foot of chargeable and enclosed space within the School District.

* On August 15, 2022, the District may begin levying any changes in Level I school fees sixty (60) days after Board adopts Resolution #53-06-16-22 (Government Code Section 66017).
Developer Fees Refund Policy
Education Code section 17624 authorizes refunds; however, per Civil Code, section 338(a), the statute of limitations for a refund is three (3) years from when a refund becomes available. A refund becomes available once the building permit on which Developer Fees were paid expires.


TO:          Interested Parties


FROM:    Meredyth Hudson, Chief Business Officer Campbell Union High School District


Reference:   Information available for public review:  Residential and Commercial/Industrial Development School Fee Justification Study


California Government Code sections 66001(d) and 66006(b) require school districts to report on the amount of developer fees collected each fiscal year and the manner in which they were spent.   The district Board of Trustees will take up a report and resolution on this matter at its June 16, 2022 meeting.  The report and resolution will cover the fees collected and spent for the 2021-22 fiscal year and will explain the anticipated use of the fund balance in the district’s Capital Facilities Account.

The law requires that this information be available to interested parties and the public not less than 15 days prior to the meeting in which the report and resolution are approved by the board of trustees. The district has made this information available for public review on its website and at its Business Services office located at 3235 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124.

Interested parties can also obtain additional information by contacting Amy Hammer, Business Services Division Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk, at 408-371-0960 x 2044 or [email protected].