Park Impact Fees

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New Residential Development

Park & Recreational Land Dedication and/or Fees Due In-Lieu



Since September 13, 2014, the Santa Clara City Code includes Chapter 17.35 “Park and Recreational Land” that requires new residential developments to provide developed park and recreational land, and/or pay a fee in-lieu thereof pursuant to the California Quimby Act (Quimby) and/or the Mitigation Fee Act (MFA).  In addition, City Code Chapter 3.15 Dwelling Unit Tax also applies to residential development.

Frequently asked questions:


  • Ordinance #1937 (02-24-2015) Amended Chapter 17.35 to remove 1-acre prerequisite for fee credit eligibility 
  • Ordinance #1928(07-15-2014)  Added Chapter 17.35 to City Code    

Fees are updated annually by Council Resolution:

Fee Schedules are attached at end of each resolution.

Background Data & Supporting Documents:

Annual Land Valuation Appraisal Reports


Kitchell 2017

Nexus Study 2014

 Park Amenity & Design Standards

For more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 408-615-2260.

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