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SEC. 19.01.  FILING FEE - APPLICATIONS AND APPEALS.
   (Amended by Ord. No. 185,432, Eff. 3/24/18.)
 
   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.)
 
 
Establishment or Change of Zones, Height Districts or Supplemental Use Districts and Other Related Actions
Fee*
Zone Change - No New Construction
(Section 12.32)
$11,609
Zone Change - With New Construction
(Section 12.32)
$20,229
Clarification of Q Classifications or D Limitations
(Section 12.32 H.)
$4,158
Land Use Determinations by CPC
(Section 12.24.1)
$1,485
Amendment of Council’s Instructions involving (T) Tentative Classifications
(Section 12.32)
$4,637
Height District Change
(Section 12.32)
$19,270
Supplemental Use District: Change or Removal
(Section 12.32 S.)
$65,680
Supplemental Use District: Establishment
(Section 12.32 S.)
$130,708
Conditions of Approval for Oil Drilling
(Section 13.01 H.)
$8,811
Zone Boundary Line Adjustment
(Section 12.30 H.)
$5,352
Building Line - Establishment, Change or Removal
(Section 12.32)
$7,164
Surface Mining Permits
(Section 13.03)
$2,410
 
* 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 $13,538 for first level appeal and $10,243 for additional level appeals, whichever is less when the appeal is made by the applicant.
 
   (b)   A fee of $89 in the case of an appeal by a person, other than the applicant, claiming to be aggrieved.
 
   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.
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Appeal Fee - Applicant
(first level appeal)
$13,538
Appeal Fee - Applicant
(additional level of appeal)
$10,243
Person other than the applicant
$89
 
   C.   Commission Conditional Uses and Other Similar Quasi-judicial Approvals and Public Benefit Approvals.
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Conditional Use by APC or CPC
(Section 12.24 U. and 12.24 V.)
$12,633
Public Benefit Project (sign off for by-right project) - Moved to Section 19.04
-
Public Benefits Alternative Compliance Proposal
(Section 14.00 B.)
$13,064
Modification of Existing CUP by APC or CPC
(Section 12.24 B.)
$12,846
Letters of Correction, Modification or Clarification of a determination by a ZA or the Director initiated by Applicant
$1,486
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   D.   Variances, Adjustments or Modifications from the Regulations and Requirements of the Zoning Ordinances.
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Variance
(Section 12.24 Y. and 12.27)
$5,558
Adjustment by Zoning Administrator except Single Family dwelling
(Section 12.28 A.)
$5,146
Adjustment by Zoning Administrator for Single Family dwelling
(Section 12.28 A.)
$4,322
Slight Modification by Zoning Administrator
(Section 12.28 B.2.)
$5,517
Reasonable Accommodation Determination
(Section 12.22 A.27.)
N/A
 
* 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 certain permits, interpretations or approvals:
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Zoning Administrator Interpretation of Yard or Use Regulations
(Section 12.21 A.2.)
$5,591
Conditional Use by Zoning Administrator - Alcohol and Entertainment
(Section 12.24 W.1. and 12.24 W.18.)
$6,412
Conditional Use by Zoning Administrator - all other uses
(Section 12.24 W.)
$5,660
Modification or Review by Zoning Administrator
(Section 12.24 J., 12.24 L., and 12.24 M.)
$5,718
Relief from Fence Height Limitation
(Section 12.24 X.7., 12.24 X.8., and 12.28)
$5,434
Child Care less than or equal to 50 children in the R-3 zone or Large Family Daycare
(Section 12.24 X.)
$4,281
Certified Farmers’ Market
(Section 12.24 X.6.)
$2,495
Service of Alcohol in a small restaurant less than or equal to 50 seats
(Section 12.24 X.2.)
$3,787
Approval to Erect Amateur Radio Antenna
(Section 12.24 X.3.)
$2,320
Zoning Administrator Determination under Section 12.24 X. unless listed separately
(Section 12.24 X.)
$5,476
 
* 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:
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Miscellaneous Sign-Off - Zoning Administrator
(moved to Section 19.04)
-
Miscellaneous Sign-Off - Zoning Administrator Single Family Dwellings with No Exceptions
(moved to Section 19.04)
-
Monitoring of Conditional Use Permits
(Sections 12.24 F., 12.24 M., 12.24 W., 12.24 X.)
$952
Field Verification Prior to Operations
(Sections 12.24 F., 12.24 M., 12.24 W., 12.24 X.)
$253
Inspection and Field Compliance Review of Operations
(Sections 12.24 F., 12.24 M., 12.24 W., 12.24 X.)
$746
Revocation, Suspension or Restriction Proceedings for Non-Compliance of Conditions (Deposit)
(Section 12.24 Z.)
$5,000
 
The Planning Department shall calculate actual costs and the resultant fee in accordance with Section , of the Los Angeles Administrative Code, 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.
 
   F.   Fees for Historic Related Applications.
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
HPOZ: Establishment, Change or Removal
(Section 12.20.3) [1]
$127,191
HPOZ Preservation Plan
$31,606
HPOZ Certificate of Appropriateness: not involving new construction or additions
(Section 12.20.3)
$1,279
HPOZ Certificate of Appropriateness or Compatibility: for additions to existing square footage, up to 750 square feet
$1,336
HPOZ Certificate of Appropriateness or Compatibility: for additions to existing square footage, 750 square feet or greater, or second story additions
(Section 12.20)
$1,710
Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) Certificate of Appropriateness or Compatibility: for new residential construction, 1 to 4 units
(Section 12.20)
$2,198
HPOZ Certificate of Appropriateness or Compatibility: for new residential construction, 5 units or more
(Section 12.20)
$2,600
HPOZ Certificate of Appropriateness or Compatibility: for new commercial and mixed use construction, up to 5,000 square feet
(Section 12.20)
$2,198
HPOZ Certificate of Appropriateness or Compatibility: for new commercial and mixed use construction, 5,000 square feet or greater
(Section 12.20)
$2,600
HPOZ Certificate of Appropriateness or Compatibility: for new accessory building construction
(Section 12.20)
$1,336
Historic Resources Building Permit Clearance (Larger Project)
(Section 12.20)
$1,077
APC/DEM (Historic) demolition of main structure
$8,380
Mills Act Application - Part 1 - City Application Processing Fee
(LAAC Section ) [2]
$650
Mills Act Application - Part 2 - City Contract Execution Processing Fee
(LAAC Section ) [2]
-
City Administrative Fee
$1,142
Mills Act Contract - Inspection - Contract Services Provider (Charged at actual cost)
(LAAC Section ) [2]
$1,654
Mills Act Application (Valuation Exemption)
(LAAC Section )
-
City Administrative Fee
$766
Contract Services Provider (Charged at Actual Cost) [2]
$1,500
Mills Act Application (Appeal to Cultural Heritage Commission)
(LAAC Section )
$1,532
Mills Act Inspection (once every 5 years) [2]
-
City Administrative Fee
$575
Mills Act Contract - Inspection - Contract Services Provider (Charged at actual cost)
(LAAC Section )
$1,500
Technical Corrections to previously certified Historic Resource (Applicant Initiated) [1]
$2,490
Historic Resources - Environmental Impact Report Review - (hourly)
$192
Major Conforming Work on Contributing and Non-Contributing Elements
$460
Modification of a Certificate Determination
$575
Preliminary Evaluation of Demolition or Relocation without Permit
(Section 12.20 Q.)
$9,195
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
[1]   HPOZ fees are not to be charged for technical corrections to a previously certified Historic Resource Survey.
[2]   Fees reflect pass through of average contractor costs.
 
   G.   Commission or Director Approvals.  (Amended by Ord. No. 186,325, Eff. 11/11/19.)
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Project Permit Compliance, Design Overlay Plan Approvals or other Director’s Determination (DIR) cases - Minor
(Section 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Article 3, Ch. 1)
$1,619
Project Permit Compliance, Design Overlay Plan Approvals or other DIR cases - Standard
(Section 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Article 3, Ch. 1)
$4,326
Project Permit Compliance, Design Overlay Plan Approvals or other DIR cases - Standard (Single Family)
(Section 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Article 3, Ch. 1)
$3,782
Project Permit Compliance, Design Overlay Plan Approvals or other DIR cases - Major
(Section 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Article 3, Ch. 1)
$6,500
Project Permit Compliance, Design Overlay Plan Approvals or other DIR cases - Major (Single Family)
(Section 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Article 3, Ch. 1)
$6,500
Project Permit Compliance with Design Review Board - Minor
(Section 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Article 3, Ch. 1)
$2,842
Project Permit Compliance with Design Review Board - Standard
(Section 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Article 3, Ch. 1)
$6,500
Project Permit Compliance with Design Review Board - Standard (Single Family)
(Section 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Article 3, Ch. 1)
$2,500
Project Permit Compliance with Design Review Board - Major
(Section 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Article 3, Ch. 1)
$8,403
Project Permit Compliance with Design Review Board - Major (Single Family)
(Section 11.5.7 and 11.5.14 and Article 3, Ch. 1)
$7,859
Design Review Board - Preliminary
(Section 16.50 E.3.)
$4,482
Design Review Board - Preliminary for single- family residential dwelling
(Section 16.50 E.3.)
$1,827
Project Permit Modification
(Section 11.5.7 D. and 11.5.14)
$4,482
Project Permit Adjustment
(Section 11.5.7 E. and 11.5.14)
$4,890
Specific Plan Exception
(Section 11.5.7 F.)
$14,350
Specific Plan Amendment (Section 11.5.7),
Redevelopment Plan Amendment
(Section 11.5.14)
$21,227
Specific Plan Interpretation
(Section 11.5.7)
$2,921
 
* 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 signs or less 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 projects.
 
   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, church, 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 for reimbursement of the actual costs associated with the City’s processing of applications involving extraordinary projects which require unusually heavy commitments of department resources but not involving major projects as that term is defined in Los Angeles Administrative Code Section .
 
   I.   Transfer Plan.
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Approval of Transfer of Floor Area Plan - less than and including 49,999 square feet
(Article 4.5)
$16,090
Approval of Transfer of Floor Area Plan - 50,000 square feet or greater
(Article 4.5)
$19,107
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   J.   Extension of Time or Suspension of Time Limits for Planning and Zoning Matters.
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Time Extension for other than Maps
$336
 
   K.   Adult Entertainment Business Exception.
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Adult Entertainment Business Exception within 500 feet of another Adult Entertainment Establishment
(Section 12.22 A.20.)
$7,308
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   M.   Density Increase.
 
 
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))
$7,282
Application for a Density Bonus including a request for an Incentive not included in the Menu of Incentives
(Section 12.22 A.25.(g)(3))
$21,227
Application for a Density Bonus in excess of that permitted by Section 12.22 A.26.
(Section 12.24 U.26.)
$21,227
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   N.   Modifications or Discontinuance of Use Pursuant to Nuisance Abatement Proceedings.  (Amended by Ord. No. 185,931, Eff. 7/1/19.)
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Home-Sharing Administrative Hearing
(Section 12.22 A.32.)
$20,000
Imposition of Conditions (City Initiated)
(Section 12.27.1)
$58,354
Modification (Applicant Initiated)
(Section 12.27.1)
$48,182
Plan Approval for Revocation Case
(Section 12.27.1)
$48,182
 
   In addition to the initial deposit for plan approval for revocation cases set forth in this section, fees shall be paid for the actual costs associated with the plan approval process.
 
   The Planning Department shall calculate the actual costs and resultant fee, in accordance with (b)3. of of the Los Angeles Administrative Code, 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.
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Site Plan Review Application for Residential Project of 50 or more dwelling units
(Section 16.05)
$9,014
For Non-Residential or Mixed Use Building Site Plan Review Application
(Section 16.05)
$9,014
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   P.   Hillside.  Application pursuant to Section 12.21 A.17. of this Code to permit increased Lot coverage, reduced parking or additional height for One-Family Dwellings on properties designated Hillside Area on the Department of City Planning Hillside Area Map (Section 12.24 X.11.); and application to permit construction of or addition to One-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; and application to permit construction of, or addition to, One-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.).
 
   Application 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:
 
   1.   Reduce Front and Side Yard setback requirements;
 
   2.   Permit additions of up to 1,000 square feet to Structures existing prior to August 1, 2010;
 
   3.   Exceed the maximum envelope height;
 
   4.   Increase the maximum Lot coverage;
 
   5.   Exceed the Grading, import and export limits;
 
   6.   Reduce the number of required off-street parking; or
 
   7.   Permit construction of or addition to One-Family Dwellings on properties which front onto Substandard Hillside Limited Streets, which are improved to a width of less than 20 feet.
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Hillside Permit Filing Fee
(Section 12.24 X.21.)
$5,660
 
   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, 19.06 or 19.10, then the charges will be as follows:  one hundred percent (100%) for the highest application fee, fifty percent (50%) for the second application (second highest fee), and twenty-five percent (25%) for each additional application fee.
 
   R.   Expedited Permit Fee.  At the request of the applicant, the Department may, at its discretion, 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.  An initial deposit of up to $8,500, in addition to fees charged elsewhere in this Code, by the Director of Planning, including any additional costs to the City that exceed the fees collected by the Planning Department for this service, shall be collected at the time of the request.  The Department shall cause all money collected pursuant to this section to be deposited into the Planning Case Processing Fund described in Section of of the Los Angeles Administrative Code for purposes of disbursement as permitted therein.
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Expedited Review Services (hourly)
$219
 
   S.   Eldercare Facility Unified Permit Application.
 
 
Type of Application
Fee*
Eldercare Facility Unified Permit Application
(Section 14.3.1)
$7,442
 
* See Section 19.01 Q. for multiple applications.
 
   T.   Home-Sharing Registration Application Fee.  (Amended by Ord. No. 185,931, Eff. 7/1/19.)
 
 
Type of Application
Fee
Home-Sharing Application or Renewal
(Section 12.22 A.32.)
$89
Extended Home-Sharing Administrative Clearance
(Section 12.22 A.32.)
$850
Extended Home-Sharing Discretionary Review Application
(Section 12.22 A.32.)
$5,660
Extended Home-Sharing Renewal
(Section 12.22 A.32.)
$850