Welcome to our one-stop shop for User Fees, Development Fees and points of contact for all fee-related questions. Fees for classes, events, and programs can be found on the Community Services page.
Our User Fee Handbook (2021-2022) (PDF) provides a comprehensive list of User Fees. These fees are adjusted on an annual basis. The table below can assist you in finding specific User Fee categories and points of contact for any fee-related questions.
Annual fee adjustments occur on July 1 each year.
Non-construction Certificate of Occupancy Fees
|Square Footage of Space Occupied*||Inspection Fees|
|0-1500 square feet||$151.00 (until July 1, 2022)|
|1501+ square feet||$301.00 (until July 1, 2022)|
||Fee Summary Sheet
||Point of Contact
|Building and Safety (PDF)
|Community Services (PDF)
|Public Works (Land Development) (PDF)
||Public Works Fee Summary
- Art in Public Places
- Development Impact Fees (DIF)
- Uptown Temecula
- Outside Agencies
Art in Public Places (In Lieu of Fee)
|Residential (Per Unit)|
|Residential - Single/Multi-family||1/10 of 1% of the project cost in excess of $100,000|
|Commercial (Per Unit)|
|Industrial/Business Park/Retail/Service/Office||1/10 of 1% of the project cost in excess of $100,000|
Building Valuation $180,000
Excess of $100,000 80,000 ($180,000 - $100,000)
1% 800 ($80,000 x 1%)
10% of 1% 80 ($800 x 10%)
Public Art Fee $ 80
Development Impact Fees (DIF)
On May 27, 2003, the City Council approved Resolution No. 03-63 (updating Resolution Nos. 97-64 & 98-30) establishing new development impact (DIF) fees and allowing an annual BCI factor adjustment. For more information and a breakdown, see our Development Impact Fees (PDF) document or click on the tabs below.
The below fees are current as of July 1, 2020.
|Residential DIF||Fee Per Unit|
|Residential - Attached||$7,855.30|
|Residential - Detached||$10,971.93|
|Commercial DIF||Fee Per Square Foot|
|Business Park/Industrial||$4.27 |
|2020-2021 DIF Fee Breakdown|
Stephens' Kangaroo Rat Plan Fee (K-Rat)
|Residential K-RAT Per Dwelling Unit||Fees|
|Lots greater than 1/2 gross acre||$250*|
|All other Residential - per gross acre||$500*|
|Commercial per gross acre||$500*|
|Agriculture per square foot of building||$1|
*Not to exceed $500 per acre/ fees for non-profit entities (501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations) shall be reduced by 75%.
Multispecies Habitat Conservation Plan Fee (MSHCP)
On January 19, 2007, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 07-01 amending MSHCP Fees Ordinance 03-14 to annually revise fees as calculated by the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), based on a CPI factor adjustment. Resolution No. 2021-18 updated the fees.
Please note, these fees increased on January 1, 2022.
|Residential Dwelling Units (DU)||Fees (Per Dwelling Unit)|
|Less than 8.0 DU||$3,635|
|Between 8.1 and 14.0 DU||$1,515|
|Greater than 14.0 DU||$670|
|Commercial||Fees (Per Acre)|
Chapter 16.33 requires developers to dedicate a certain amount of land for parks within the proposed development. The park dedication requirement may be met either by actual dedication of land to the City of land within the development for parks or the payment of a fee in-lieu of the dedication of land, which fee must be used for parks. The in-lieu fee is $310,000 per acre.
|Type of Dwelling||Average Density/Dwelling Unit|
|Single Family Residential (Detached Garage)||3.12|
|Single Family Attached (Attached Garage)||2.85|
|Multi Family Attached (2-4 Units)||2.48|
|Multi Family Attached (5 or more Units)||2.43|
(Of Single Family Dwelling Unit)
- Average Density/Dwelling Unit: 3.12
- Acreage Dedication Factor: 5 (5 acres/1,000 persons)
- Acres/Dwelling Unit: 0.0156 (3.12 x 5)
- QUIMBY Fee: $4,836 (0.0156 Acres/Dwelling Unit by $310,000/acre
Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF)
As of April 1, 2019, WRCOG now collects TUMF. For additional questions and information, please visit WRCOG's website for additional information on TUMF.
As a member agency of the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), the City participates in the TUMF Program with Riverside County and 16 other agencies to provide funds for the construction of Roadways, Bridges, and Interchanges of major regional significance in Western Riverside County.
Code & Fees
On January 12, 2010, the City Council introduced Ordinance No. 10-02 amending Chapter 15.08 of the Municipal Code and adopted Resolution No. 10-05, which established a revised and updated Fee Schedule in accordance with the “TUMF Nexus Study - 2009 Update.” The City’s TUMF Program is codified in Chapter 15.08 of the Temecula Municipal Code and fees are reviewed and adjusted on an annual basis in accordance with any adjustments made by the WRCOG Executive Committee. Fees are available on WRCOG's website.
Uptown Temecula New Streets In-Lieu Fee
- Map of Uptown Temecula Specific Plan Area
- City Council Resolution (15-73) & Fees (updated by Resolution 19-26)
- City Council Resolution (19-26) & Updated Fees
|Fee Amount Per Unit/Sq. Ft|
|Parking Lot or Structure||$0.13/sf |
The City of Temecula is serviced by other government agencies, quasi-governmental agencies, and private companies. Applicants should contact each of the below entities to determine what connection fees, impact fees, and user fees will apply to each project.
Additionally, applicants should understand the process, timelines, and submittal requirements for each entity.
|Service||Agency/Company & Website||Phone||Guides|
|Electric||Southern California Edison (SCE)||1-800-655-4555||N/A|
|Environmental Filing Fees (CEQA)||California Department of Fish and Wildlife||N/A||Check(s) forwarded by City|
|Food/Health/Septic||Riv. Co. Dept. of Env. Health (DEH)||1-888-722-4234||N/A|
|Gas||Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)||1-800-427-2000||SoCal Gas|
|School||Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD)||1-951-506-7925||N/A|
|Sewer||Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD)||1-951-928-3777, ext. 2081||N/A|
|Water||Rancho California Water District (RCWD)||1-951-296-6900||RCWD|
|Fee||Point of Contact
|Development Impact Fees (DIF)
||Development Processing Coordinator
|Public Art Fees
||Development Processing Coordinator||951-693-3926
|MSHCP, QUIMBY, and/or K-RAT
||Development Processing Coordinator
|Uptown Temecula In-Lieu||Development Processing Coordinator||951-693-3926|