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Housing Impact Fee


On September 1, 2015 the City Council adopted a new, citywide Mixed Income Housing Ordinance.  The Housing Impact Fee is a citywide fee on all new residential units, as established in the Mixed Income Housing Ordinance (17.712 of City Code).  The new fee took effect on November 1, 2015.  The fees are calculated and assessed by the Planning Division under the direction of the Planning Director per 17.712.050.E.  A nexus study was performed which demonstrates how new market rate housing creates a need for more workforce affordable housing.

Funds collected are transferred to the Housing Trust Fund, which is administered by the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA).  SHRA uses the fund to assist in the development of affordable workforce housing.

Fee amount

The fee amount depends on the location and type of residential project as indicated in the table below.  The fees will be automatically adjusted to take into consideration inflation on July 1 of each year.

Housing Type

July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 Fee Rate per Square Foot

July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 Fee Rate per Square Foot

Single-unit and duplex dwellings (less than 20 dwelling units per net acre)



High density single-unit and duplex dwellings (20 dwelling units per net acre or more)



Multi-unit dwellings (less than 40 dwelling units per net acre)



High density multi-unit dwellings (40 dwelling units per net acre or more)



Conversion of a nonresidential building to a residential use



Dwelling units in the Housing Incentive Zone (see map below)



Exempt Projects

The following Projects are exempt from the Housing Impact Fee:

1.   Room additions.
2.   Second residential units.
3.   Developments with 10% regulated low income housing units.
4.   A new single-unit dwelling built by an owner-builder on their property.  (Please Complete the Owner/Builder Fee Waiver Form)
5.   Projects with an in-force development agreement adopted prior to the current ordinance.
6.   Mobilehome parks.
7.   Development projects, not previously subject to the former Mixed Income Housing Ordinance [Map of Former Mixed Income Areas], which have received approval of site plan and  design review and/or a tentative map prior to the effective date of the ordinance.
8.   Multi-unit dwelling developments that have submitted an application for site plan and design review prior to November 1, 2015.

Additional Resources


For Questions, Please Contact:

Ryan Dodge

Associate Planner