Comprehensive Fees

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Comprehensive User Fee Schedule

The vast majority of services provided by the City of Murrieta are free of any direct cost to users and are funded by a variety of sources. However, the City does charge fees for services that are not for general public benefit. It is a best practice to review these fees regularly to ensure the City is recouping its cost for providing a specific service. Over the past year, the City of Murrieta Finance Department has worked with an expert consultant and City staff to determine the true cost of providing a service. The City had not completed a full fee schedule update since 2018, and fees have remained the same since then.

The cost of providing a service is reflected in the final fee schedule that was adopted by City Council on March 21 of this year. Through multiple public meetings throughout the spring, the proposed updates were shared with those doing business with the City.

To see the full list of services and associated fees, please view the document linked here.

Comprehensive User Fee Study

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 on March 21, 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).