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Developer Fees

Government Code Section 65995 and California Education Code Section 17620 allow school districts to levy fees on residential and/or commercial/industrial construction projects within a school district's boundaries. The State Allocation Board (SAB) sets the per-square-foot Level I school impact fees ("Developer Fees") every two (even) years at its January meeting.  
MUSD's Developer Fee Level 1 Rates :
Residential Construction - $4.08/square foot of assessable space
Commercial/Industrial Construction - $0.66/square foot of chargeable covered and enclosed space
Rental Self-Storage Construction - $0.07/square foot
School fees are determined based on the square footage of all new construction and additions on residential and commercial property within the Mammoth Unified School District boundaries. Any new additions or construction less than 500 square feet is not subject to a fee; however, the School Developer Fee form is still required.
1. The homeowner/contractor must pick up an Estimated Permit/Fee Form from the Town of Mammoth Lakes or Mono County if building within MUSD boundaries. (Please ensure that if you are building residential, the form square foot of assessable space.)
2. Bring the issued form in person to MUSD to be processed.
3. MUSD has a three-part form and will return the white and yellow copies after payment.
4. Return the copies to the Town or County so they can process them.
Fees may be paid by cash or check in person at the Mammoth Unified School District Office, 461 Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. Please make checks payable to Mammoth Unified School District (MUSD). Please call or email to set up an appointment to pay or if you have any questions. Dora Bessenbacher at 760-934-6802 x512 or email [email protected] .
Thank you! 
*Fees are subject to change: