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Fee ID: 5669 Category: Building Permit Fees Fee Name: Sacramento Transportation Mitigation Fee (STA Fee) Description (Short): To help balance the impact of new and existing residences and businesses on county-wide transportation facilities. Description (Long):

Description Continued......

To help balance the impact of new and existing residences and businesses on county-wide transportation facilities. The Sacramento Transportation Authority (STA) was created in 1988 when measure A was approved by the voters. This fee is a development impact fee charged proportionately to each new proposed development based on the trip generation rates which it represents. It is also charged on changes of use in two situations. 1) When an STA fee was never previously paid or; 2) When the proposed use has a higher fee rate associated with it. For a complete detailing of this impact fee see Chapter 18.48 of the Sacramento city code. Imposed on, Non-Residential: New Buildings; Additions which expand the use or size of the existing structure; changes of use; Of an existing structure which did not previously pay the STA fee; of an existing structure which previously paid STA, the project is given credit for the previous use at current rates towards fees due for the proposed use.; on residential uses being changed to nonresidential; Residential: Construction of a new building creating one or more new dwelling units; alterations creating one or more additional new dwelling units; additions creating additional dwelling units; changes in use; of an existing nonresidential use to a residential use, the project is given credit for the previous use at current rates towards fees due for the proposed use.

Imposed on Which Projects:

Non-Residential:

  • New Buildings;
  •  Additions which expand the use or size of the existing structure;
  • Changes of Use;
    • Of an existing structure which did not previously pay the STA fee.
    • Of an existing structure which previously paid STA, the project is given credit for the previous use at current rates towards fees due for the proposed use.
    • On residential uses being changed to nonresidential

Residential:

  • Construction of a new building creating one or more new dwelling units;
  • Alterations creating one or more additional new dwelling units;
  • Additions creating additional dwelling units;
  • Changes in use;
  • Of an existing structure which did not previously pay the STA fee.
  • Of an existing nonresidential use which previously paid STA fees, to a residential use, the project is given credit for the previous nonresidential use at current rates towards fees due for the purposed use.

 

Exemptions:

  • Alterations, renovations or expansion of an existing residential structure where no additional dwelling units are created and the use is not changed;
  • The replacement of a destroyed or partially destroyed or damaged structure with a new structure of the same size and use;
  • Properties owned by the Capitol Area Development Authority, or its successor(s) in interest on which construction, alteration, renovation or expansion of a new or existing residential, or residential/retail mixed use project is occurring;
  • New low income housing as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 50079.5 and very low income housing as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 50105.
  • Any development project that is the subject of a valid development agreement entered into pursuant to Government Code Section 65864 prior to April 1, 2009, that includes a provision exempting it from future fees or fee increases; provided, however, that if the term of such a development agreement is extended after April 1, 2009, the SCTMFP shall be imposed .
  • Any development project for which an application for a vesting tentative map authorized by Government Code Section 66498.1 was deemed complete prior to April 1, 2009.
  • Commercial Covered Parking Square footage considered ancillary to the primary use. For example parking within the footprint of an office building which is for the exclusive use of the office inhabitants. This exemption was approved by the Executive Director of the Sacramento Transportation Authority, and approved for inclusion in this manual by the Chief Building Official January 22, 2013.
Contact Information: 916-808-5052, lwillcox@cityofsacramento.org Ordinance Information: City Code Chapter 18.48; authorized by; OR2009-005, OR2009-054, Measure A
Fee Amount: see attached Table Fee Purpose: To help balance the impact of new and existing residences and businesses on county-wide transportation facilities. Fee Calculation Type: Table Calculation Note: Fee Type: Fee Attachment: 21000112256692016-07-01Sacramento_Transportation_Authority_STA_Fee_Table__7-01-2016.pdf