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.
Examples of fees that will be increasing starting July 1 include electric vehicle charging station rates, business licenses, development-related fees, and some Community Services Department fees. To see the full list of services and associated fees, please visit MurrietaCA.gov/fees.