Development Impact Fees
The Community Development Department collects development fees for all construction requiring a permit. Fees collected include permit fees, impact fees, development fees and entitlement fees.
Staff can provide estimates for permit applications. To request an estimate, email the scope of work, valuation of work, proposed new square footage, number of new bedrooms for the project to epermit [at] ci.salinas.ca.us and an estimate can be provided.
For work within the public right of way, encroachment permit estimates can be requested through our Public Works Department by emailing encroachment [at] ci.salinas.ca.us.
In addition to City fees, certain projects may trigger fees charged by groups outside of the cities jurisdiction. Staff recommends applicants contact the following groups as soon as the scope of work is determined.
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA)
Sewage originating in Salinas is transported underground through the City by a collection system before ultimately being transported to Marina where it is treated by the MRWPCA.
5 Harris Court, Bldg D
Monterey, CA 93940
Salinas School Districts
Depending on the location and scope of work, the Salinas School Districts may require development fees. You may obtain fee amounts by contacting the district offices directly. If you are unsure to which Districts apply to your project, contact city staff at epermit [at] ci.salinas.ca.us and we can provide you the specific information.
Salinas Union High School District
431 W. Alisal Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Alisal Union School District
1205 E. Market Street
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5700, ext. 2031
Salinas City Elementary School District
840 S. Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901