Comprehensive Fees

Comprehensive User Fee Schedule

The comprehensive fee schedule is a listing of user fees and charges of the City.  It ensures that the City is recouping the cost associated with the activities of providing services and programs that provide limited or no direct benefit to the community as a whole.  Performing a comprehensive User Fee Study is a necessary element to maintaining the City’s goal of maintaining a high-performing organization that values fiscal sustainability. 

The City’s current fee schedule was last updated and adopted in 2018, Resolution 18-3844.  The fiscal year 2023-2024 fee schedule was adopted by Council on 03/21/23, Resolution 23-4653 and will go into effect 07/01/2023.

User Fee Schedule

Comprehensive User Fee Study

The City’s current fee schedule was based off the User Fee Study conducted in 2017-2018. It is best practice to periodically conduct user fee studies to ensure the City is recouping the cost of providing services in areas for which fees apply.  Staff has completed a Comprehensive User Fee Study to update the City’s current user fee schedule. 

The City held a Comprehensive User Fee Study workshop for City Council On February 7, 2023, at 5:00 P.M. prior to the regular City Council meeting. The User Fee study was presented to the City Council as a public hearing at the regularly scheduled March 21, 2023, City Council meeting. Council adopted the new fee schedule to go into effect 07/01/2023.

Development Impact Fees

  1. Development Impact Fees
  2. Nexus Study
  3. Reporting
  4. AB 602 Compliance

Development Impact Fees (DIF) are fees applied to address the cumulative impact a project has on several public services including law enforcement, fire protection, traffic signals, storm drainage, park facilities, open space acquisition, community center and public library. 

In June 2018, the Murrieta City Council approved the “Downtown Fee Reduction Program” in an effort to stimulate growth and development in the Downtown Area.  Qualifying applicants are eligible for up to a 30% reduction in DIF.  Access the links on the first page to see if your project qualifies. Please review our Informational Bulletin for more information (IB-205).