Welcome to the Oak Grove School District’s Developer Fees web page. This web page aims to provide you with information for the public about the Developer Fees, also known as School Impact Fees, and the fee collection services at the District Office.
When you apply for a building permit, the City of San Jose or the County of Santa Clara, depending where applicable, will verify the square footage of your proposed project and issue a School District Referral Form or a Development Impact Fee Compliance form. Proof of payment to any impacted school district is required before the City or the County will issue your building permit. To verify if the address of your development project is within the District School Attendance areas, click here.
Collection hours are Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the exception of holidays. We are also closed on Fridays in June and July during our Summer Compressed Schedule. Collection of fees is processed at the District Office, 6578 Santa Teresa Boulevard, San Jose, CA, 95119. For your convenience, we encourage you to make an appointment with our staff in the Business Services Division as far in advance as possible. Please call (408) 227-8300, ext. 100206 or ext. 100217. We recognize the importance of your time and make every effort to accommodate your available time. Please note that the District is closed to observe the following holidays:
Construction development has a current and/or future impact of generating students to local school districts that must provide adequate facilities to serve these students. Government Code Section 65995 and California Education Code Section 17620 allow the impacted school districts to levy fees on new construction and reconstruction of residential, commercial and industrial projects within those districts’ boundaries. These fees are commonly referred to as developer fees or school impact fees. Impacted school districts use developer fee revenues to mitigate the impact created by the development, accommodating student growth within their boundary.
There are three (3) levels that may be levied for developer fees. The Oak Grove School District charges the Level I fees, the lowest.
District Adopted Fee Rates – Effective 6/26/2013:
Square Foot of
Disclaimer: Fees are subject to change pursuant to Board Resolution.
We accepts these forms of payment: cashier’s check, business check, personal check, and/or money orders. We do not accept cash or credit cards. At the time of payment, please bring with you the following:
Note: a returned check is assessed at $25 processing fee.
Exemptions are defined by Education Code Sections 17620 and 17626 and by Government Code Section 65995. If your development project is exempt, you still need the District to sign off your School District Referral Form or Development Impact Fee Compliance form. Exemptions apply to the following:
If your development is cancelled, you are eligible for a refund of paid fees. To request a refund, you need to provide to the District the satisfactory evidence of payment of fee.
You have ninety (90) days from the date of payment of the fees to file a protest against the imposition of these fees pursuant to Government Code Section 66020. Developers of residential, commercial and industrial projects who claim that the developer fee has been inappropriately levied shall use the following procedures (Government Code Section 66020(a))