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- Incentive Status: Available
- Program Duration: 5 Years from March 2017, Subject to City Council Extension
Rather than paying “Development Impact Fees” at the time a building permit is issued, projects may defer eligible fees, excluding “pass-through” fees, until construction has been completed and the building is ready to occupy. Eligible fees can be deferred until a certificate of occupancy is issued, whether temporary or final, or for two years from the first building permit issuance, whichever is shorter. In order to qualify, the project must have eligible impact fees exceeding $20,000.
“Development Impact Fees” that may qualify for deferral under the program guidelines include:
Public Facilities Fees:
• City Office Space
• Delta Water Supply System
• Fire Station
• Street Improvements
• Water Utility Connection
• Wastewater Connection
• Agricultural Mitigation Fee
• Air Quality Mitigation Fee
Excepted fees include Surface Water Supply Fee, SJMSCP (Habitat) Fee, Regional Transportation Impact Fee, and San Joaquin County Facilities Fees. The City of Stockton does not have the authority to defer “pass-through” impact fees, such as the County Facilities or Habitat program fees.
Do I Qualify?
New non-residential construction projects may defer eligible fees until first certificate of occupancy, whether temporary or final, or two years from the first building permit issuance, whichever is less. A “new non-residential construction project” is defined as a new non-residential project on one parcel of land or a group of non-residential contiguous parcels under the same ownership.
A “qualified project” is defined as a new non-residential construction project with eligible Public Facilities and Mitigation fees exceeding $20,000.
How to Apply
An application for short-term deferral of eligible fees for new non-residential construction projects must be submitted to the Economic Development Department prior to the issuance of a building permit. A copy of the application is available here and from the Department.
If a project is deemed eligible, the following items will be required when applying for the City of Stockton’s Short-Term Fee Deferral Program:
• Fee estimate worksheet (applications are available at the Community Development Department Building Division, 209-937-8561).
• Fee Deferral Agreement, executed between the applicant and the City of Stockton.
A temporary or final certificate of occupancy will not be issued by the City until all required fees, including those that have been deferred, have been paid in full.Apply Now
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