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Developer Fee

San José Unified collects development fees on new residential and commercial construction within the boundaries of the school district. These fees provide funds for the construction and reconstruction of school facilities and cannot be used for other purposes. 

The current developer fees in San José Unified are:

  • Residential: $4.79 per square foot
  • Commercial/industrial: $0.78 per square foot
  • Mini Storage: $0.05 per square foot

Paying developer fees

Bring your completed School Fees Form along with payment to the San José Unified District Office. The form should be requested from the  City of San José or County of Santa Clara when you submit your development project.

San José Unified is located at 855 Lenzen Avenue, San José, CA 95126. Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

San José Unified accepts check, cash, or bank draft for developer fees. We are unable to process credit card transactions.

For questions, please contact Dana Marting at 408-535-6000 ext. 17939

2022-2023 Annual and Five-Year Developer Fee Report