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Park Impact Fees

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New Residential Development

Park & Recreational Land Dedication and/or Fees Due In-Lieu


The Santa Clara City Code includes Chapter 17.35Park and Recreational Land” that requires new residential developments to provide developed parkland and recreational amenities pursuant to the California Quimby Act (Quimby) and/or the Mitigation Fee Act (MFA), and/or pay a fee in-lieu thereof.  In addition, City Code Chapter 3.15 Dwelling Unit Tax applies to residential development.  Fees are reviewed on an annual basis and are included in the approved Council Resolutions. Note that the parkland value will be set at 100% of the annual appraised land values by ZIP Code area, and the park improvement value will increase 25% per year from 2019 to 2022.  The City will revisit the use of a cost escalation factor in 2021.

Fee Resolutions & Ordinances

Background Data & Supporting Documents:

Annual Land Valuation Appraisal Reports

Supplemental Instructions

Nexus Studies and Updates

 Park Amenity & Design Standards

For more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 408-615-2260.

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