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School Development Fees

For residential construction of 500 square feet or more. whether an addition, remodel, or new dwelling, development fees are required to be paid directly to the Laguna Beach Unified School District. The current school development fee is $2.05 per square foot.

  1. For permits, contractors must first apply in person at the City of Laguna Beach.
  2. The applicant will be issued a form/certificate from the City that will state the total square footage being assessed.
  3. Payment for School Development Fees can then be made at LBUSD in the Business Services Department (Building B). Check(s) are made payable to Laguna Beach USD. Forms of payment accepted include cashiers check, company check, or credit card payment.
       Laguna Beach USD
       550 Blumont Street
       Laguna Beach, CA 92651
       (949) 497-7700 Ext. 5212
  4. The final building permit from the City cannot be issued until after payment of School Development Fees.

For more information, please contact the City of Laguna Beach Department of Community Development.