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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 and number of new bedrooms for the project to askbuilding@ci.salinas.ca.us and an estimate can be provided.

For a Development Impact Fee worksheet or information to do work within the public right of way, encroachment permit estimates can be requested through our Public Works Department by emailing [email protected].


Outside agencies:

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 One Water

Sewage originating in Salinas is transported underground through the City by a collection system before ultimately being transported to Marina where it is treated.

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 [email protected] and we can provide you the specific information.

Salinas Union High School District

431 W. Alisal Street

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 796-7018


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

(831) 753-5600