§ 352.

COMMISSION AND ZONING ADMINISTRATOR HEARING APPLICATIONS

a.

Conditional Use (Section 303), Planned Unit Development (Section 304). The initial fee amount is not to exceed 50% of the construction cost. A $111 surcharge shall be added to the fees for a conditional use or planned unit development to compensate the City for the costs of appeals to the Board of Supervisors.



Estimated Construction Cost Initial Fee
No construction cost, excluding extension of hours $1,837.00
No construction cost, extension of hours $1,313.00
Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) $4,593.00
$1.00 to $9,999.00 $1,313.00
$10,000.00 to $999,999.00 $1,313.00 plus 0.595% of cost over $10,000.00
$1,000,000.00 to $4,999,999.00 $7,319.00 plus 0.709% of cost over $1,000,000.00
$5,000,000.00 to $9,999,999.00 $36,273.00 plus 0.595% of cost over $5,000,000.00
$10,000,000.00 to $19,999,999.00 $66,608.00 plus 0.309% of cost over $10,000,000.00
$20,000,000.00 or more $98,222.00

b.

Variance (Section 305). Variance fees are subject to additional time and material charges, as set forth in Section 350(c). The initial fee amount is not to exceed 50% of the construction cost.



Estimated Construction Cost Initial Fee
$0.00 – $9,999.00 $834.00
$10,000.00 – $19,999.00 $1,859.00
$20,000.00 and greater $3,785.00

c.

Downtown (C-3) District Review (Section 309) and Coastal Zone Permit (Section 330) Applications Commission Hearing Fee Schedule. The initial fee amount is not to exceed 50% of the construction cost.



Estimated Construction Cost Initial Fee
$0.00 to $9,999.00 $261.00
$10,000.00 to $999,999.00 $266.00 plus 0.119% of cost over $10,000.00
$1,000,000.00 to $4,999,999.00 $1,472.00 plus 0.142% of cost over $1,000,000.00
$5,000,000.00 to $9,999,999.00 $7,278.00 plus 0.118% of cost over $5,000,000.00
$10,000,000.00 to $19,999,999.00 $13,320.00 plus 0.062% of cost over $10,000,000
$20,000,000.00 or more $19,667.00

1.

Applications with Verified Violations of this Code: The Planning Department shall charge $208.00 as an initial fee, plus time and materials as set forth in Section 350(c).

2.

Where an applicant requests two or more approvals involving a conditional use, planned unit development, variance, Downtown (C-3) District Section 309 review, Large Project Authorization in the Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use Districts, certificate of appropriateness, permit to alter a significant or contributory building both within and outside of Conservation Districts, or a coastal zone permit review, the amount of the second and each subsequent initial fees of lesser value shall be reduced to 50 percent.

3.

Minor project modifications requiring a public hearing to amend conditions of approval of a previously authorized project, not requiring a substantial reevaluation of the prior authorization: $975.00.

4.

The applicant shall be charged for any time and materials beyond the initial fee in Section 352, as set forth in Section 350(c).

5.

An applicant proposing major revisions, as determined by the Zoning Administrator, to a project application that has been inactive for more than six months and is assigned shall submit a new application. An applicant proposing major revisions to a project which has not been assigned and for which an application is on file with the Planning Department shall be charged time and materials to cover the full costs in excess of the initial fee paid.

6.

For agencies or departments of the City and County of San Francisco, the initial fee for applications shall be based upon the construction cost as set forth above.

d.

Discretionary Review Request: $500.00; provided, however, that the fee shall be waived if the discretionary review request is filed by a neighborhood organization that: (1) has been in existence for 24 months prior to the filing date of the request, (2) is on the Planning Department’s neighborhood organization notification list, and (3) can demonstrate to the Planning Director or his/her designee that the organization is affected by the proposed project. Such fee shall be refunded to the individual or entity that requested discretionary review in the event the Planning Commission denies the Planning Department’s approval or authorization upon which the discretionary review was requested. Mandatory discretionary reviews: $3,509.00.

e.

Institutional Master Plan (Section 304.5).

1.

Full Institutional Master Plan or Substantial Revision: $12,513.00 plus time and materials if the cost exceeds the initial fee as set forth in Section 350(c).

2.

Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan: $2,290.00 plus time and materials if the cost exceeds the initial fee as set forth in Section 350(c).

f.

Land Use Amendments and Related Plans and Diagrams of the San Francisco General Plan: Fee based on the Department’s estimated actual costs for time and materials required to review and implement the requested amendment, according to a budget prepared by the Director of Planning, in consultation with the sponsor of the request.

g.

General Plan Referrals: $3,379.00 plus time and materials if the cost exceeds the initial fee as set forth in Section 350(c).

h.

Redevelopment Plan Review: The Director of Planning shall prepare a budget to cover actual time and materials expected to be incurred, in consultation with the Redevelopment Agency. A sum equal to ½ the expected cost will be submitted to the Department, prior to the commencement of the review. The remainder of the costs will be due at the time the initial payment is depleted.

i.

Reclassify Property or Impose Interim Zoning Controls: $7,198.00

1.

The applicant shall be charged for any time and materials as set forth in Section 350(c).

2.

Applications with Verified Violations of this Code: The Planning Department shall charge time and materials as set forth in Section 350(c).

j.

Setback Line, Establish, Modify or Abolish: $2,910.00

k.

Temporary Use Fees: $417.00 as an initial fee, plus time and materials if the cost exceeds the initial fee, as set forth in Section 350(c).

l.

Amendments to Text of the Planning Code: $14,382.00 as an initial fee, plus time and materials if the cost exceeds the initial fee as set forth in Section 350(c).

m.

Zoning Administrator Conversion Determinations Related to Service Station Conversions: $2,841.00 as an initial fee, plus time and materials if the cost exceeds the initial fee. (Section 228.4).

n.

Appeals to the Board of Supervisors:

1.

The fee for appeals shall be $521.00, plus any inflation indexing as described in Section 350(g) for the appellant of a decision by the Planning Commission as described in Section 308.1 or certain disapproval actions by the Historic Preservation Commission as described in Sections 1004.4, 1006, and 1006.7, to the Board of Supervisors; provided, however, that the fee shall be waived if the appeal is filed by a neighborhood organization that: (1) has been in existence for 24 months prior to the appeal filing date, (2) is on the Planning Department’s neighborhood organization notification list, and (3) can demonstrate to the Planning Director or his/her designee that the organization is substantially affected by the proposed project.

2.

Such fees shall be used to defray the cost of an appeal to the Planning Department. At the time of filing an appeal, the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors shall collect such fee and forward the fee amount to the Planning Department.

AMENDMENT HISTORY

History

(Added by Ord. 153-93, App. 5/25/93; amended by Ord. 212-94, App. 6/2/94; Ord. 180-95, App. 6/2/95; Ord. 358-95, App. 11/15/95; Ord. 308-96, App. 7/25/96; Ord. 168-98, App. 5/21/98; Ord. 154-04, File No. 040819, App. 7/8/2004; Ord. 230-04, File No. 040955, App. 9/23/2004; Ord. 175-05, File No. 050917, App. 7/29/2005; Ord. 201-06, File No. 060699, App. 7/21/2006; Ord. 231-06, File No. 060991, App. 9/14/2006; Ord. 156-08, File No. 080737, App. 7/30/2008; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 186-09, File No. 090698, App. 8/6/2009; Ord. 212-10, File No. 100703, App. 8/4/2010; Ord. 156-11, File No. 110707, App. 8/1/2011, Eff. 8/31/2011; Ord. 196-11 , File No. 110786, App. 10/4/2011, Eff. 11/3/2011; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013)

Divisions (a), (b), and (c) amended; fees increased throughout section; Ord. 156-11, Eff. 8/31/2011. Division (c)(2) amended; Ord. 196-11 , Eff. 11/3/2011. Divisions (a) and (n)(1) amended; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013.

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