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Updated fee schedule approved

March 24, 2017

The Cerritos City Council recently approved raising existing fees and implementing new fee types related to planning, development and public works. The increases, scheduled to be implemented July 1, are the first hikes since the fee schedule was established in 1973. The City Council also approved adopting new City fees associated with Los Angeles County building permit issuance.

The City's fees are currently among the lowest in the region and lower than the average fee assessed by other cities for each fee type surveyed. The outdated fees do not cover administrative processing and review costs. Some of the fees affected include development plan approvals, conditional use permits and temporary use permits. City residents will receive a 20 percent discount for City fees related to residential project permits.

By increasing and introducing new fees to the existing fee structure, the City expects to generate about $900,000 annually to offset administration costs. Even with the fee schedule changes, the City's fees are lower than or comparable to other Los Angeles County cities.

For more information, call the Community Development Department at (562) 916-1201 or view the new fee schedule at


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