City’s Master Fee Schedule is adopted by the City Council of the City of La Cañada Flintridge.  The Master Fee Schedule outlines fees collected by the City for services rendered.

All fees and charges in the Master Schedule of Fees and Charges are non-refundable unless otherwise provide by federal or state law or as provided below:

Service/Fee Title Refund Criteria Amount Unit
Facility Rentals (Memorial Parks, Mayor’s Discovery Park, Athletic Fields) Written Cancellation Notice Received

  •  30 days prior (Residents)
  •  60 days prior (Non-Residents)
100% of amount paid Application
Lanterman Auditorium Written Cancellation Notice Received

  • 45 days prior
  • Less than 45 days prior
  • Less than 5 days prior
100% of deposit

50% of deposit

No refund

Application
Entitlement Fees Written Cancellation Notice Received

  • Prior to Application Completeness Review
  • After First Review
  • After Second review completed, or application scheduled for public hearing
  • Third review
  • CEQA-not initiated
75% of entitlement fees paid

50% of entitlement fees paid

25% of entitlement fees paid

No refund
100% of CEQA fees paid

Application
Building and Safety Fees Written Cancellation Notice Received

-prior to commencement of any work or construction no later than one year after the expiration date of the permit

80% of building fees paid

80% of plan check fees paid if no review has been performed

No refund of plan check fees paid if review has been performed

Permit
Encroachment Fees Written Cancellation Notice Received

-Prior to two business days from date of application received

-After two business days

100% refund of amount paid

No refund of amount paid

Permit
Filming/Still Photography Permit Written Cancellation Notice Received

-Prior to 3PM last business day

100% refund of Permit Fee paid

66% refund of Right-of-Way/City Property Use Fee

Application

Administration Department

(818) 790-8880

Service/Fee Title Fee Description Fee Unit
Accessibility Placard Citation Dismissal Citation Limited by State Law $25 Citation
Animal Control Unaltered Dog:

  • Seniors

$50

$25

Dog
Animal Control Sprayed/Neutered Dog

Seniors

$25

$8

Dog
Animal Control Pet Grooming services $125 Dog
Animal Control 30 Days Late Charge Penalty $30 Dog
Animal Control 60 Days Late Charge Penalty $75 Dog
Animal Control No License: Citation issued will result in Municipal Code violation Municipal Code Violdation Violation
Banner Permit Light Poles $0 Application
Banner Permit Parking Lot (Across from Memorial Park) $0 Application
Banner Permit Removal of banner by the City Direct cost of the removal Banner
City Publications City and Trail Maps $1 Map
DUI Cost Recovery Administrative fee plus charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs. $95 plus Direct cost to the
State set minimum
Response
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations First 3 hours $2 Hour
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Each hour after first 3 hours $5 Hour
Filming/Still Photography Permit Application Processing $100 Permit
Filming/Still Photography Permit Notification $1 Notice
Filming/Still Photography Permit Permit $100 Permit
Filming/Still Photography Permit Right-of-Way/City Property Use $1,500 Day
Filming/Still Photography Permit Traffic Engineer Review $175 Hour
Student Filming (Aademic Purpose) Application and Permit Waived Permit
Student Filming (Aademic Purpose) Notification $1 Notice
Student Filming (Aademic Purpose) Right-of-Way/City Property Use $1,500 Day
Lanterman Auditorium Performance Rate $100

$60 for (LCF based non-profit orgs with unpaid staff)

Hour
Lanterman Auditorium Non-Performance Rate $75

$45 for (LCF based non-profit orgs with unpaid staff)

Hour
Lanterman Auditorium Auditorium Manager $50 Hour
Lanterman Auditorium Auditorium Technician $27.50 Hour
Lanterman Auditorium One Time Cleaning Fee

Special Effects Cleaning

Direct Cost Performance/Application
Lanterman Auditorium Rate Surcharge (Exclusive Use) 1/3 Rate Surcharge of Base Rental Cost Day
Lanterman Auditorium Refundable Damage Deposit $100 Event
Loud Party Response First Response

Second and subsequent response

No charge

Direct cost of all responding personnel

Response
Parking Permit Display Hanger $1 Hanger
Police False Alarm Response First three alarms in 12 months

Fourth Alarm

Fifth Alarm

Sixth and subsequent Alarm

$0

$150

$300

$650

Alarm
Recreational Facilities – Memorial Park Rental fee

Electric Usage 1st Hour

Addtitional Hours after 1st Hour

$20

$85

$10

Hour
Recreational Facilities – Athletic Fields Rental fee

Field Lights(where available)

$25

$20

Hour
Recreational Facilities – Tennis/Basketball Courts Rental fee $10 Hour
Recreational Facilities – All Porter Service (4 hour minimum)

Liability Insurance

Direct Cost

Direct Cost

Hour
Special Event Application fee $100 Event
Special Event Review Fee (Trafic Engineer, Police, Fire, etc): Direct cost of the fully allocated hourly rate for all personnel used plus any outside personnel or material costs Event
Special Event Traffic Control Device: Direct Cost Event
Tobacco Retail License Year 1 License Fee

Year 2-5 Consecutive year of successful compliance license Fee

Year 5-5 Consecutive year of successul compliance license Fee

$50

$25

Waived

License

Building & Safety Division

(818) 790-8651

Building & Safety Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 11am & Friday 8:00am – 11am

Service/Fee Title Fee Description Fee Unit
Accessibility Fee County fee 10 percent of the Building Permit and Plan Check Fee Permit
Building Code Fee County fee Building Code Fee Permit
Construction Placards $20 Placard
Electrical Code Fee County Electrical Code Fee Permit
Expedited Plan Checks Residential building plan check (no grading), commercial-level plumbing, electrical or mechanical permit Normal plan check fee plus 75% surcharge of the plan check fee Plan Check
Grading Permit and Plan Check Fee County fee Grading fee Permit
Green Building Fee County fee $1 per each $25,000 of total valuation minimum $1 Permit
Landscape Plan Check and Inspection Fee Building, Grading $300 Permit
Mechanical Code Fee County fee Mechanical Code Fee Permit
New permit where previous permit expired New permit issued within 1 year of expiration of previous permit, provided no changes have or will be made in the original plans 50% of standard permit fee Permit
New plan check where previous plan check expired Where submitted within 1 year of previous plan check approval expiration date and there are no changes to the plans and no change in Code cycle 50% of standard plan check fee Plan Check
New plan check where previous plan check expired Where submitted within 1 year of previous plan check approval expiration date and there are changes to the plans and there has been a change in the Code cycle 65% of standard plan check fee Plan Check
New/Modification of an Address $91.50 Per Address
Permit extension Extension, where permitted, of unexpired permit 25% of paid permit fee Permit
Permit Fee and Plan Check County fee Permit Fee and Plan Check Plan Check
Plan check extension Extension , where permitted, of an unexpired plan check where no permit has been issued 25% of previous plan check fee Plan Check
Plumbing Code Fee County fee Plumbing Code Permit
Revisions during plan check Revisions made to plans, beyond the scope of corrections), during plan check 25% of previous plan check fee Plan Check
School Impact Fee La Canada Unified School District Pass-Through Fee $3.79/Sq.Ft. (Residential)
$0.61/Sq.Ft. (Non-Residential)
$0.12/Sq.Ft. (Public Storage)
Permit
Solar Photovoltaic Array Flat Rate Permit Building and electrical plan check, inspection and permit $400 plus $15 per kw over 10kw Permit
Strong Motion County fee 0.013 percent of the total valuation amount Permit
Unpermitted Work Fee (Retroactive Permit) County fee Double permit fee Permit

City Clerk

(818) 790-8880

Service/Fee Title Fee Description Fee Unit
Candidate Processing Fee is limited by the State $25 Candidate
Document Certification $10 Document
Initiative Processing Fee is limited by the State $200 Initiative
Notary Public Services Fee is limited by the State $10

(Subject to change by State action)

Signature
Public Records Request Hard Copies $0.10 Copy
Public Records Request Electronic copies – CDs $1 Unit
Public Records Request Electronic copies – DVDs $2 Unit
Public Records Request Electronic copies – USB/Flash $5 Unit
Banner Permit Parking Lot (Across from Memorial Park) $0 Application

City Wide

(818) 790-8880

Service/Fee Title Fee Description Fee Unit
Appeal of a Commission Decision to City Council (Non-Planning Commission) Administrative plus Public Notice Fee $100 (Administrative) plus $120 ( Public Notice) and any outside costs. Application
Computer Tracking Fee (Cost recovery and feature maintenance cost) Development Permit/Cases

B&S Trade Permit

Encroachment Permit

Encroachment Permit (Trash Bin)

$35

$16

$17

$13

Application
County Posting and /or Fish and Game Fee Applicable LA County and/or Fish and Game posting Direct Cost Application
Innovation Fee (Cost for future equipment and software updates) Development Permit/Cases

B&S Trade Permit

Encroachment Permit

Encroachment Permit (Trash Bin)

$56

$30

$31

$26

Application
Oversized Document Scanning/Upload to ConnectLCF Fee (Larger than 11 X 17) Up to 5 Pages

6 – 10 Pages

11+ Pages

$5

$10

$15$

Application
Sewer Covenant Review $250 Application

Finance Department

(818) 790-8880

Service/Fee Title Fee Description Fee Unit
Adult Business License Review Business License See applicable rates above Application
Adult Business License Review Planning Department Review (Required) Direct cost at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs plus $4,500 deposit Application
Adult Business License Review State CASp Fee $4 Application
Business License Late Fee Applies to all business licenses except Contractors 20% per month beginning August 1 until a 100% cap is reached Application
Contractors General: A or B $160 Application
Contractors Sub-Contractor: Class C $90 Application
Contractors Homeowner as Contractor $75 Application
Contractors 1st Vehicle/Truck Decals

Each additional vehicle/truck

$15

$5

Vehicle/Truck
Contractors State CASp Fee $4 Application
Home Occupation Full time See applicable rates above Application
Home Occupation Part time (under 20 hours per week) $25 Application
Home Occupation One-time fee for home occupation permit (full and part time businesses) $25 Application
Home Occupation State CASp Fee $4 Application
Massage Establishment Operator Permit New permit Direct cost at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs plus $480 Application
Massage Establishment Operator Permit Annual Renewal $45 Renewal
Massage Establishment Operator Permit State CASp Fee $4 Application
Massage Establishment Operator Permit Business License See applicable rates above Application
Massage Establishment Operator Permit Planning Department Review (Required) Direct cost at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs plus $2,000 deposit Application
Miscellaneous Fees Billboard Advertising $100 Billboard
Miscellaneous Fees Multiple Coin Operated Machines (video game, vending machine, etc.) $25 Machine
Miscellaneous Fees Bus Bench Advertising $50 Bench
Miscellaneous Fees Investigation Fee $50 Investigation
Miscellaneous Fees Transfer Fee $25 Transfer
Private School/ Childcare 1-35 Students $50 Location
Private School/ Childcare 36-70 Students $100 Location
Private School/ Childcare 71-100 Students $150 Location
Private School/ Childcare 101-150 Students $200 Location
Private School/ Childcare 151+ Students $300 Location
Private School/ Childcare State CASp Fee $4 Application
Professional Per Office Fee and 1st Professional $160 Application
Professional Additional Professional: $15 Agent/Broker
Professional Employee Fee $5 Employee
Professional State CASp Fee $4 Application
Real Estate Sale/Brokerage & Insurance Sales/Brokerage Base Fee and 1st Broker $160 Application
Real Estate Sale/Brokerage & Insurance Sales/Brokerage Additional Licensed Agent/Broker $50 Professional
Real Estate Sale/Brokerage & Insurance Sales/Brokerage Employee Fee $5 Employee
Real Estate Sale/Brokerage & Insurance Sales/Brokerage State CASp Fee $4 Application
Recreation & Amusement Base Fee $160 Application
Recreation & Amusement After 1st Employee $5 Employee
Recreation & Amusement State CASp Fee $4 Application
Retail Base Fee $100 Application
Retail After 1st Employee $5 Employee
Retail State CASp Fee $4 Application
Service Base Fee $160 Application
Service After 1st Employee $5 Employee
Service State CASp Fee $4 Application
Theaters Base Fee $100 Application
Theaters Employee Fee $15 Employee
Theaters Seat Fee $5 Seat
Theaters State CASp Fee $4 Application

Planning Division

(818) 790-8881

Service/Fee Title Fee Description Fee Unit
Amendment to Previously Approved Permit Major: New construction

Minor: Change to a condition of approval, minor architectural or site change

100% of original application base fee

50% of original application base fee

Application
Annexation Review $5,000 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs Review
Appeal to Planning Commission Half of the original processing fee to a maximum of $1,000 plus public noticing fee 50% of the original processing fee up to $1,000 plus direct notice cost Appeal
Building Re-Address Processing $190 Application
CEQA- (Mitigated) Negative Declaration $1,000 or deposti for full contract cost plus 20% for City administration. $1,000 or a deposit for full contract cost plus 20% administration fee Application
CEQA- Environmental Impact Report Deposit for full contract cost plus 20% for City processing. Direct cost plus 20% of processing fee Report
CEQA- Notice of Exemption $200 Notice
Certification of Compliance $400 Application
Code Enforcement Inspection 100 Inspection
Conditional Use Permit- Major $4,515 Application
Conditional Use Permit- Minor $1,540 Application
Condominium Conversion Review $6,195 Application
Construction Placards $20 Placard
Design Review- Architectural Contractor Deposit: $750 plus direct outside cost with $1,000 deposit for any outside consultant Application
Design Review- Sign Only $400 Application
Developer Requested Continuance $290 plus public noticing fee if needed Request
Development Agreement $5,000 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs Agreement
Director’s Review Building Setback Modification, Height Modification, Residential Sport Court/Batting Cage Permit (Unlighted), Chicken Coop Waiver, Pool/Spa Equipment Encroachment, Flat Roof, Yard Equipment, Pedestrian Entries, RV Parking, Roof Equipment, Front Yard Landscaping, Terracing, Personal Wireless Facilities Microcells or Minor Facilities Additions Not in Residential Single Family or Open Space Zones, and Parking Lot as a Transitional Use, Semi-Circular Driveways $530 Application
Director’s Review Recreational Vehicle Storage/Parking $200 Application
Director’s Written Determination Interpretation of provision for zoning codes $270 Application
Downtown Village Specific Plan Cost Recovery New construction and tenant improvements: $0.31 Square Foot
Engineering Deposit Lot Line Adjustment/Lot Merger

Tentative Map/Parcel Map/Final Map

Actual cost of reviewer at $120/hour with a $750 deposit

Actual cost of reviewer at $120/hour with a $2000 deposit

Application
Engineering Review Fee Applicable to all Planning Applications Review fee, except those requiring Engineering Deposit and the following :
Conditional Use Permit – Minor
Development Agreement
Design Review – Architectural
Design Review – Sign
Director’s Written Determination
Excess Animal
Home Occupation Permit
Personal Indoor Cultivation of Marijuana
DUSP DVSP Directors Review
Mills Act
Appeals
Reasonable Accommodation
Tree Removal
Temporary Use Permit – Minor
Zoning Clearance
$140 Application
Excessive Animal Permit Permit fee $165 Application
Extra Plan Check/Inspection/ Meeting Charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs. Direct Cost Application
Fence Review $420 Application
Final Parcel Map Review Map Review $1,500 and $1,000 engineering deposit with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs Review
Final Tract Map Review Map Review $1,500 and $1,000 engineering deposit with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs Review
Floor Area Review $2,905 Application
General Plan Amendment $5,000 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs Application
General Plan Maintenance 5% surcharge on all Building Permit fees to recover 50% of costs Application
GIS Printouts (Citywide) Mail List

Printouts:

  • A/B: 8.5 x 11 & 1117
  • C/D Plain: 17×22 & 22×34
  • C/D Glossy: 17×22 & 22×32
  • E Plain: 34×44
  • E Glossy: 34×44
$150

  • $2.50
  • $20
  • $30
  • $27.50
  • $40
Printout
Hillside Development Permit- Administrative Hearing $1,440 Application
Hillside Development Permit- Director Review $465 Application
Hillside Development Permit- Planning Commission Review $4,515 Application
Home Occupation Permit $65 Application
Horse Permit New Permit

Renewal Permit

$165

$30

Application
Large Garage Review $500 Application
Legal Review $2,000 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs Application
Lot Line Adjustment Review $1,000 Application
Log Merger $200 Application
Mills Act $610 Application
Multiple Application Process Single project with multiple applications. Highest application fee will be charged and 50% of the fee for subsequent applications 100% of the highest fee plus 50% for all other fees. Application
New application for an expired approved application Where submitted within 1 year of previous approval expiration date and there are no changes to the plans 50% of application fees + applicable noticing and CEQA fees Application
Overhead Utility Agreement $500 Application
Personal Indoor Cultivation of Marijuana Permit Permit fee $530 Permit
Planning Zoning Clearance $75 Application
Planning Zoning Clearance – non discretionary (new SFR or SFR addition over 1000 SqFt) Applicable to brand new non-discretionary Single Family Residential or addition over 1000 SqFt $375 Application
Preliminary Review $275 Application
Project Monitoring $500 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs Application
Public Noticing Fee Design Review – Architectural $75 Application
Public Noticing Fee Director’s Review, Hillside (Dir), Tree Removal $100 Application
Public Noticing Fee Condo Conversion, Fence Review, TUP (Major), Excessive Animal, Telecommunications $150 Application
Public Noticing Fee Planned Development, Second Floor Review, CUP, Floor Area Review, Hillside (Admin or PC), Tentative Map, Setback Modificaiton(PC), Variance, Lot Line Adjustment, Large Garage, Floor Area $300 Application
Public Noticing Fee General Plan Amendment or Zone Change: $600 Application
Reversion to Acreage $5,000 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs Application
Second Floor Review Director’s Review

Planning Commission Review

$530

$2,905

Application
Setback Modification (Planning Commission) $2905 Application
Specific Plan $10,000 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs Application
Specific Plan Amendment $7,500 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs Application
Substantial Conformance Finding $320 Application
Telecommunications Permit $2,905 Application
Temporary Occupancy Review $405 plus cash deposit equal to the value of the work not yet completed Application
Temporary Use Permit – Major 501 C 3 Bonified In LCF Exmpt Reso 14-12 $740 Application
Temporary Use Permit – Minor 501 C 3 Bonified In LCF Exmpt Reso 14-12 $50 Application
Tentative Map Time Extension Review $4,135 Application
Tentative Parcel Map Map Review $5,700 Application
Tentative Tract Map Map Review $11,395 Application
Time Extension For existing entitlements $100 Application
Tree Removal Permit $100 Application
Tree Replacement Fund 12″ to 23″

24″ to 35″

36″ or greater

$354

$705

$3600

Application
Tree Restitution 12″ to 23″

24″ to 35″

36″ or greater

$1,062

$2,115

$10,800

Application
Variance Review $2,905 Application
Vested Tentative Parcel Map $6,195 Review
Zone Change $4,955 Application
Zoning Letter $270 Letter

Public Works Department

(818) 790-8882

Service/Fee Title Fee Description Fee Unit
Newsrack Registration New $65 Newsrack
NPDES Development Review $250 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs. Project
Street Re-Name Processing $250 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside costs. Street
Adoption of City Tree $175 and any outside costs Tree
Amend Official Map of City Trees for Entire Street Block Administrative plus Public Notice Fee: $100 (Administrative) plus $120 (Public Notice)
and any outside costs.
Application
Appeal of Public Works & Traffic Commission City Tree Removal Decision Administrative plus Public Notice Fee $100 (Administrative) plus $120 (Public Notice)
and any outside costs.
Application
Appeal Removal of City Tree Appeal to Public Works and Traffic Commission

  • Administrative plus Public Notice Fee
$100 (Administrative) plus $120 (Public Notice) and any outside costs. Application
Appeal Removal of City Tree Appeal to City Manager $100 (Administrative) plus $120 (Public Notice) and any outside costs. Application
Appeal Removal of City Tree Appeal to City Council

  • Administrative plus Public Notice Fee
$100 (Administrative) plus $120 (Public Notice) and any outside costs. Application
Removal of City Tree Application Administrative plus Public Notice Fee $100 (Administrative) plus $120 (Public Notice)
and any outside costs.
Application
Remove City Tree & Replace with Different Species Administrative plus Public Notice Fee $100 (Administrative) plus $120 (Public Notice)
and any outside costs.
Application
Response to Private Vegetation/Tree Fee (Casued by failed response by residents to address a public safety issue or downed private tree) Direct Cost Occurance
Appeal of Director’s Encroachment Decision $530 Appeal
Construction & Demolition Permit Re-Roof/Addition/Remodel

Full Demolition/Large Commercial

For every 100 linear feet over 100 linear feet

$100

$210

$155

Permit
Encroachment Permit – Curb/Gutter/Sidewalk If other encroachment permits are processed at the same time, the highest fee will be charged at 100% of the fee while the others will be charged at 50% of the fee. $175 Permit
Encroachment Permit – Curb/Parkway Drain If other encroachment permits are processed at the same time, the highest fee will be charged at 100% of the fee while the others will be charged at 50% of the fee. $90 Permit
Encroachment Permit – Driveway Approach If other encroachment permits are processed at the same time, the highest fee will be charged at 100% of the fee while the others will be charged at 50% of the fee. $175 Permit
Encroachment Permit – Utility $175 Permit
Private Encroachment in R-O-W with Agreement Step 1: Encroachment Agreement Issuance/ Covenant Issuance for flat and vertical structures

Step 2: Private Encroachment in R-O-W Permit for flat work only

$175

 

$175

Issuance

 

Permit

Private Encroachment in R-O-W without Agreement Private Encroachment in R-O-W Permit for flat work only $175 Permit
Project Monitoring Inspection, hauling, route, and traffic control plus other fees as deemed applicable $250 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside cost Project
Public Improvement Inspection $250 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside cost Project
Public Improvement Plan Check $250 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside cost.
Valuation:
<$100,000 – $3,000 deposit
$100,001-$500,000 – $3,500 deposit
$500,001-$1,000,000 – $4,000 deposit
$1,000,001+ – $4,500 deposit
Project
Street/ R-O-W Vacation Review $250 deposit minimum with charges at the fully allocated hourly rates for all personnel involved plus any outside cost. Project
Temporary Encroachment Permit Bins, Signage, and Wood-Post Mailbox $55 Permit
Temporary Parking Permit Encroachment Permit Application plus Per Sign $175 (Permit) plus $1 (Sign) Permit