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SEC. 19.01. FILING FEE - APPLICATIONS AND APPEALS.
   (Amended by Ord. No. 187,237, Eff. 12/27/21.)
 
   Before accepting for filing any application or appeal involving any of the matters specified in this section, the Department of City Planning shall charge and collect for each application or appeal the following filing fees:
 
   A.   Establishment or Change of Zones, Height Districts, or Supplemental Use Districts and Other Related Actions. The following fees shall be charged for a zone change, height district, or supplemental use district when that action is consistent with the General Plan. (See Section 19.03 for zone change requests that are not consistent with the General Plan.)
 
[FILING FEE]
 
Establishment or Change of Zones, Height Districts, or Supplemental Use Districts and Other Related Actions
Fee*
Establishment or Change of Zones, Height Districts, or Supplemental Use Districts and Other Related Actions
Fee*
Zone Change - No New Construction
(Sections 12.32 C. and F.)
$24,844
Zone Change - With New Construction
(Sections 12.32 C. and F.)
$29,468
Clarification of Q Classifications or D Limitations
(Section 12.32 H.)
$9,614
Amendment of Council’s Instructions involving (T) Tentative Classifications
(Section 12.32 H.)
$6,728
Height District Change
(Section 12.32 F.)
$29,343
Supplemental Use District - Boundary Change or Repeal
(Section 12.32 S.)
$69,210
Supplemental Use Distric - Establishment
(Section 12.32 S.)
$135,875
Conditions of Approval for Oil Drilling
(Section 13.01)
$56,426
Zone Boundary Line Adjustment
(Sections 12.30 H. and K.)
$10,534
Building Line - Establishment, Change or Removal
(Section 12.32 R.)
$12,309
Surface Mining Permits
(Sections 13.03 D. and F.)
$3,506
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   B.   Appeal Fees.
 
   1.   Except as expressly provided in Subdivision 2., below, the following fees shall be charged and collected with the filing of all appeals.
 
   a.   A fee equal to 85 percent of the total underlying application fees or $15,811 for first level appeal and $11,585 for additional level appeals, whichever is less when the appeal is made by the applicant.
 
   b.   A fee of $158 in the case of an appeal by an aggrieved person, other than the applicant.
 
   2.   An appeal filed pursuant to Section 12.26 K.2. of this Code shall be accompanied by a filing fee as specified in of Section of the Code, to be collected by the Department. An appeal filed pursuant to Section 12.26 K.6. of this Code shall be charged a fee in accordance with Subdivision 1., above.
 
   3.   An appeal filed pursuant to Section 12.37 of this Code shall be accompanied by a filing fee in the amount of $1,570, to be collected by the Department.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Appeal Fee - Applicant
(first level appeal)
$15,811
Appeal Fee - Applicant
(additional level of appeal)
$11,585
Person other than the Applicant
$158
 
   C.   Commission Conditional Uses and Other Similar Quasi-judicial Approvals and Public Benefit Approvals.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Conditional Use by the CPC or APCs
(Sections 12.24 U. and 12.24 V.)
$25,022
Public Benefits Alternative Compliance Proposal
(Section 14.00 B.)
$12,095
Modification of Existing CUP by APC or CPC
(Sections 12.24 L. and 12.24 M.)
$20,667
Letters of Correction, Modification or Clarification of a determination by a ZA or the Director initiated by Applicant
$4,675
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   D.   Variances, Adjustments, or Modifications from the Regulations and Requirements of the Zoning Ordinances.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Variance
(Sections 12.24 Y. and 12.27)
$13,283
Adjustment by Zoning Administrator except Single-Family dwelling
(Section 12.28)
$9,179
Adjustment by Zoning Administrator for Single-Family dwelling
(Section 12.28)
$9,179
Slight Modification by Zoning Administrator
(Sections 12.28 B.1. and B.2.)
$7,166
Reasonable Accommodation Determination
(Section 12.22 A.27.)
$0
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   E.   Zoning Administrator Conditional Uses, Interpretations, and Various Quasi-judicial Approvals.
 
   1.   The following fees shall be charged pursuant to Section 12.24 of this Code to applicants seeking the following permits, interpretations or approvals:
 
[FILING FEE]
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Type of Application
Fee*
Zoning Administrator Interpretation of Yard or Use Regulations
(Section 12.21 A.2.)
$10,224
Conditional Use by Zoning Administrator - Alcohol and Entertainment
(Sections 12.24 W.1. and 12.24 W.18.)
$10,455
Conditional Use by Zoning Administrator - all other uses
(Section 12.24 W.)
$14,646
Modification or Review by Zoning Administrator
(Sections 12.24 J., 12.24 L., and 12.24 M.)
$6,417
Relief from Fence Height Limitation
(Sections 12.24 X.7., 12.24 X.8., and 12.28)
$9,892
Child Care less than or equal to 50 children in the R3 zone or Large Family Daycare
(Section 12.24 X.24)
$5,389
Certified Farmers’ Market
(Section 12.24 X.6.)
$4,466
Service of Alcohol in a small restaurant less than or equal to 50 seats
(Section 12.24 X.2.)
$7,747
Approval to Erect Amateur Radio Antenna
(Section 12.24 X.3.)
$2,574
Zoning Administrator Determination under Section 12.24 X. unless listed separately
(Section 12.24 X.)
$7,971
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   2.   A fee shall be charged pursuant to Section 12.24 B.1. of this Code to applicants seeking a conditional use permit that requires a consultation with the Department for preliminary project review. See Section 19.09.
 
   3.   The following fees shall be charged pursuant to Sections 12.24 F. and 12.24 Z.2. of this Code for costs associated with permit clearance, condition compliance monitoring and inspections conducted by the City, and revocation proceedings:
 
[CLEARANCE/REVOCATION/ENFORCEMENT FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Monitoring of Conditional Use Permits
(Sections 12.24 F., 12.24 M., 12.24 W., or 12.24 X.)
$1,790
Inspection and Field Compliance Review of Operations
(Sections 12.24 F., 12.24 M., 12.24 W., or 12.24 X.)
$778
 
   F.   Fees for Historic Related Applications.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Type of Application
Fee*
Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ): Establishment, Change or Removal
(Section 12.20.3 F.)
$134,022
HPOZ Preservation Plan
(Section 12.20.3 E.)
$38,460
HPOZ Certificate of Appropriateness: not involving new construction or additions
(Section 12.20.3)
$1,693
HPOZ Certificate of Appropriateness or Compatibility: for additions to existing square footage, up to a 20% increase in building coverage
(Section 12.20.3)
$1,768
HPOZ Certificate of Appropriateness or Compatibility: for additions to existing square footage, greater than a 20% increase in building coverage
(Section 12.20.3)
$2,188
HPOZ Certificate of Appropriateness or Compatibility: for new residential construction, 1 to 4 units, or for new commercial and mixed-use construction, up to 5,000 square feet
(Section 12.20.3)
$2,442
HPOZ Certificate of Appropriateness or Compatibility: for new residential construction, 5 units or more, or for new commercial and mixed-use construction, 5,000 square feet or greater
(Section 12.20.3)
$2,919
HPOZ Certificate of Appropriateness or Compatibility: for new accessory building construction
(Section 12.20)
$1,721
Major Conforming Work on Contributing and Non-Contributing Elements
(Section 12.20.3)
$567
Modification of a Certificate Determination
$612
Historic Resources Building Permit Clearance (Larger Project**)
(Section )
$1,074
COA-DEM: Demolition of Main Structure
(Section 12.20.3)
$10,939
Mills Act Application Processing Fee
(LAAC Section )
$678
Mills Act Contract Execution Fee
(LAAC Section )
$2,845
Mills Act Application Valuation Exemption
(LAAC Section )
$3,091
Mills Act Application (Appeal of Staff Determination to Cultural Heritage Commission)
(LAAC Section )
$2,387
Mills Act Contract Compliance Inspection (once every 5 years)
(LAAC Section )
$2,693
Technical Corrections to previously certified Historic Resource (Applicant Initiated)
$3,381
Historic Resources - Environmental Impact Report Review (hourly)
$199
Preliminary Evaluation of Demolition or Relocation without Permit
(Section 12.20.3 Q.)
$9,745
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
** Larger Project, for purposes of this section, is defined as any project so determined by the Director of Planning of the Department of City Planning for which the planning or processing of requests for administrative permit clearances will significantly impact departmental resources.
 
   G.   Commission or Director Approvals.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Type of Application
Fee*
Project Permit Compliance, Design Overlay Plan Approvals, or other Director's Determination (DIR) cases - Minor
(Sections 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Chapter I, Article 3)
$2,525
Project Permit Compliance, Design Overlay Plan Approvals, or other DIR cases - Standard
(Sections 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Chapter I, Article 3)
$5,348
Project Permit Compliance, Design Overlay Plan Approvals, or other DIR cases - Standard (Single-Family)
(Sections 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Chapter I, Article 3)
$2,500
Project Permit Compliance, Design Overlay Plan Approvals or other DIR cases - Major
(Sections 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Chapter I, Article 3)
$6,143
Project Permit Compliance, Design Overlay Plan Approvals, or other DIR cases - Major (Single-Family)
(Sections 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Chapter I, Article 3)
$2,749
Project Permit Compliance with Design Review Board - Minor
(Sections 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Chapter I, Article 3)
$3,266
Project Permit Compliance with Design Review Board - Standard
(Sections 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Chapter I, Article 3)
$6,730
Project Permit Compliance with Design Review Board - Standard (Single-Family)
(Sections 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Chapter I, Article 3)
$3,266
Project Permit Compliance with Design Review Board - Major
(Sections 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Chapter I, Article 3)
$7,625
Project Permit Compliance with Design Review Board - Major (Single-Family)
(Sections 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Chapter I, Article 3)
$3,465
Design Review Board - Preliminary Design Review
(Section 16.50 E.3.)
$4,433
Design Review Board - Preliminary Design Review for Single-Family Residential Dwelling
(Section 16.50 E.3.)
$2,217
Project Permit Modification
(Sections 11.5.7 D. and 11.5.14)
$4,950
Project Permit Adjustment
(Section 11.5.7 E. and 11.5.14)
$4,652
Specific Plan Exception
(Section 11.5.7 F.)
$15,143
Specific Plan Amendment
(Section 11.5.7 G.);
Redevelopment Plan Amendment
(Section 11.5.14)
$33,763
Specific Plan Interpretation
(Section 11.5.7 H.)
$5,338
Waiver of Dedications and Improvements
(Section 12.37 I.)
$6,830
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   The following definitions shall be used in the categories for Project Permit Compliance:
 
   Minor cases are defined as three or less signs or a change of use.
 
   Standard cases are defined as more than three signs, wireless cases, or projects with additions of less than 200 square feet.
 
   Major cases are all other projects not falling into the categories of Minor or Standard cases.
 
   H.   Fees - Exceptions. The fees as provided for in this section shall be subject to the following exceptions:
 
   1.   The fees contained in this section shall apply to the City departments of Airports, Harbor, and Water and Power, but shall not apply to any other governmental agency.
 
   2.   No fee shall be required in connection with an application for variance from the minimum lot area requirements of an improved lot, or on appeal from a ruling on the variance application, where it is shown that the lot neither conformed with the minimum lot area requirements at the time of issuance of the original building permit nor constituted a nonconforming lot.
 
   3.   No fee shall be required in connection with an application, appeal, or approval of plans for a conditional use for a child-care facility or nursery school which is determined to be nonprofit, including, but not limited to, parent-cooperatives and facilities funded by a governmental agency or owned or operated by a philanthropic institution, religious institution, or similar institution. A facility funded by a governmental agency shall indicate the principal current and anticipated source of funds. Where any uncertainty exists as to the nonprofit status of the facility, the applicant shall file a copy of the articles of incorporation or an affidavit, to the satisfaction of a Zoning Administrator, showing that the child-care facility will be nonprofit.
 
   4.   No fee shall be required in connection with an application, appeal, or approval of plans for a conditional use or variance for a nonprofit counseling and referral facility.
 
   5.   At the discretion of the appropriate decision-maker, an applicant for any determination for which fees are required by this section may be allowed credit for the fees paid upon a reapplication for the same project under a different procedure when the decision-maker finds:
 
   (a)   That the applicant made a good-faith attempt to file the application properly, and
 
   (b)   That the application could be more appropriately approved if filed under a different procedure.
 
   This subdivision shall not be construed to allow credit to be given at the applicant’s option, nor to allow refunds of any fees paid on the original application.
 
   6.   No fee shall be required in connection with an initial application for continuation of a nonconforming use made pursuant to Section 12.24 X.27. of this Code.
 
   7.   Where an exception from a specific plan and a variance or conditional use or other similar quasi- judicial approval are both required for a project, the lower of the fees charged for the exception and variance, conditional use or other similar quasi-judicial approval shall be waived.
 
   8.   No fee shall be required in connection with an initial application for a site plan review for a project within a designated Enterprise Zone or Employment and Economic Incentive Zone.
 
   9.   In addition to the fees set forth in this article, the Department of City Planning may negotiate with an applicant, pursuant to LAAC Section ., for reimbursement of the actual costs associated with the City's processing of discretionary actions or other Planning reviews and processes for applications involving extraordinary projects, which require unusually heavy commitments of department resources but not involving a "major project", as that term is defined in LAAC Section (b).
 
   I.   Transfer Plan.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Approval of Transfer of Floor Area Plan - less than and including 49,999 square feet
(Section 14.5.7 and Chapter I, Article 4.5)
$15,730
Approval of Transfer of Floor Area Plan - 50,000 square feet or greater
(Section 14.5.6 and Chapter I, Article 4.5)
$25,475
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   J.   Extension of Time or Suspension of Time Limits for Planning and Zoning Matters.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Time Extension for Planning and Zoning Matters other than Maps
$555
 
   K.   Adult Entertainment Business Exception.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Adult Entertainment Business Exception within 500 feet of another Adult Entertainment Establishment
(Section 12.22 A.20.)
$16,702
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   L.   [Intentionally Omitted.]
 
   M.   Density Increase.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Application for a Density Bonus including a request for one or more Incentives included in the Menu of Incentives
(Section 12.22 A.25.(g)(2))
$9,017
Application for a Density Bonus including a request for one or more Incentives not included in the Menu of Incentives
(Section 12.22 A.25.(g)(3))
$23,221
Application for a Density Bonus in excess of that permitted by Section 12.22 A.25.
(Section 12.24 U.26.)
$23,221
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   N.   Modifications or Discontinuance of Use Pursuant to Nuisance Abatement Proceedings.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Home-Sharing Administrative Hearing
(Section 12.22 A.32.)
$20,000
Imposition of Conditions (City Initiated)
(Section 12.27.1)
$52,903
Modification (Applicant Initiated)
(Section 12.27.1)
$42,561
Plan Approval for Revocation Case
(Section 12.27.1)
$50,317
Revocation, Suspension or Restriction Proceedings for Non-Compliance of Conditions (Initial Deposit)*
(Section 12.24 Z.)
$5,000
 
* With respect to Section 12.24 Z., fees shall be paid for the actual costs associated with the revocation process that exceed the initial deposit amount. The Department of City Planning shall calculate the actual costs and resultant fee, in accordance with Section (b)3. of LAAC and shall maintain appropriate accounting records of the actual costs. The Director of Planning shall resolve any dispute related to the fee. The Director shall exclude from consideration any cost incurred or attributed to the processing of appeals.
 
   O.   Site Plan Review.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Site Plan Review Application for Residential Project of 50 or more dwelling units
(Section 16.05 C.)
$10,867
Non-Residential or Mixed-Use Building Site Plan Review Application
(Section 16.05 C.)
$10,867
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   P.   Hillside Permit Filing Fees. The following applications are subject to Hillside Permit Filing Fees:
 
   1.   Applications pursuant to Section 12.21 A.17. of this Code to permit increased Lot coverage, reduced parking or additional height for Single-Family Dwellings on properties designated Hillside Area on the Department of City Planning Hillside Area Map (Section 12.24 X.11.);
 
   2.   Applications to permit construction of or addition to Single-Family Dwellings on properties designated Hillside Area on the Department of City Planning Hillside Area Map which front onto Substandard Hillside Limited Streets, which are improved to a width of less than 20 feet;
 
   3.   Applications to permit construction of, or addition to, Single-Family Dwellings on properties designated Hillside Area on the Department of City Planning Hillside Area Map on Substandard Hillside Limited Streets where providing parking requires the Grading of 1,000 or more cubic yards from the Lot (Section 12.24 X.21.).
 
   4.   Applications pursuant to Section 12.21 C.10. and Section 12.24 X.28. on properties zoned R1, RS, RE, or RA and designated Hillside Area on the Department of City Planning Hillside Area Map to:
 
   (a)   Reduce Front and Side Yard setback requirements;
 
   (b)   Permit additions of up to 1,000 square feet to Structures existing prior to August 1, 2010;
 
   (c)   Exceed the maximum envelope height;
 
   (d)   Increase the maximum Lot coverage;
 
   (e)   Exceed the Grading, import and export limits;
 
   (f)   Reduce the number of required off-street parking; or
 
   (g)   Permit construction of or addition to Single-Family Dwellings on properties which front onto Substandard Hillside Limited Streets, which are improved to a width of less than 20 feet.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Hillside Permit Filing Fee
(Section 12.24 X.21.)
$11,281
 
   Q.   Multiple or Combination Applications. If more than one application is filed at the same time for the same project and the fee for each separate application is set forth in Sections 19.01, 19.03, or 19.06, then the charges will be as follows: 100% for the highest application fee, 50% for the second application (second highest fee), and 25% for each additional application fee.
 
   R.   Expedited Permit Fee. At the request of the applicant, the Department may charge a fee to offset expenses for additional human and physical resources necessary to expedite the permit process for development projects upon application by an applicant. A minimum initial deposit of $5,000 or, as adjusted by the Director of Planning, in addition to fees charged elsewhere in this Code, shall be collected at the time of the request. In addition, fees shall be paid by the applicant for any additional costs that exceed the initial deposit.
 
   The Department of City Planning shall calculate the costs and resultant fee, at the hourly rate in this section, in accordance with LAAC Section (b)3. of and shall maintain appropriate accounting records of the actual costs. The Director of Planning shall resolve any dispute related to the fee. The Director shall exclude from consideration any cost incurred or attributed to the processing of appeals.
 
   The Department shall cause all money collected pursuant to this section to be deposited into the Planning Case Processing Fund as prescribed in LAAC Section (c) of for purposes of disbursement as permitted therein.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Expedited Review Services (hourly)
$229
 
   S.   Eldercare Facility Unified Permit Application.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Eldercare Facility Unified Permit Application
(Section 14.3.1)
$13,542
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   T.   Home-Sharing Registration Application Fee.
 
[FILING FEE]
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Home-Sharing Application or Renewal
(Section 12.22 A.32.)
$183
Extended Home-Sharing Administrative Clearance
(Section 12.22 A.32.)
$982
Extended Home-Sharing Discretionary Review Application
(Section 12.22 A.32.)
$14,458
Extended Home-Sharing Renewal
(Section 12.22 A.32.)
$982
 
   The Department of City Planning shall cause all money collected pursuant to this section to be deposited into the Short-Term Rental Enforcement Trust described in LAAC Section (b) of for purposes of disbursement as permitted therein.