Public Facility Fees

Public Facility Fees (PFF), also known as Development Impact Fees, are applied to Building Permits and used to build out Public Facilities in response to more development in a municipality. Public Facility Fees can be used to increase the fire service areas and build additional fire stations, libraries, police stations, and community centers to address the need for new development. Public Facility Fees also can fund street improvements, and traffic impacts, and provide environmental protections.


For annual financial reports such as the Assembly Bill (AB) 1600 and other Development Impact Fees,  visit the Financial and Audit Reports web page.


Fee Schedule

Public Facility Fees are listed in the City Fee Schedule. The Fee Schedule is updated annually as part of the annual budget process. For a list of current fees or to calculate PFF for a project:


PFF Nexus Study

Fees charged must have a direct connection to the use of the fee, referred to as a nexus. The PFF Nexus Study is a Fee Study to determine that the fee collected is the right amount for the City of Stockton. The Community Development Department issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the City of Stockton PFF Nexus Study to be performed by an unbiased third party.


Community engagement is encouraged and information will be shared via outreach methods including community meetings, press releases, e-mailed information, social media posts, and announcements on the City's Government Access Television Channel.

Upcoming Nexus Study Events

The City of Stockton is hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss Parks and Recreation Facilities related to the Stockton Parks Master Plan. Join us for the "Let's Talk Parks Community Meeting." Share your opinions to help shape the future of your parks and recreation facilities. 


Let's Talk Community Meeting Information

The City of Stockton has hosted several virtual community meetings to discuss Parks and Recreation Facilities related to the Stockton Parks Master Plan. 


Stockton Economic Stimulus Plan (SESP)

The SESP provides a fee reduction for some of the Public Facility Fees (PFF) for both single-family and multi-family residential projects in Stockton. 


A reduction of PFF up to a total of $19,997 or 100%, whichever is less, for single-family residential and $14,080 per unit for multi-family residential for these fee categories:

  • City Office Space
  • Libraries
  • Fire Stations
  • Parks
  • Community Recreation Centers
  • Police Stations
  • Street Improvements


Reduction applies to:

  1. Single-family residential permits issued citywide for builders who comply with terms of the program.
  2. Multi-family residential permits issued citywide for those builders who comply with terms of the program. For Multi-Family residential permits, local hire is not required.
  3. Only units within the existing City Limits as described in 2008 General Plan Settlement Agreement are eligible for the program.


To participate in the residential component of SESP, a developer must comply with the local hire and disadvantaged individual requirements and additional criteria as stated in Stockton Economic Stimulus Plan Brochure.


SESP Documents


City Council Ordinances

The Stockton City Council approved the following legislation related to Public Facilities Fees:


Contact information

For additional information, please Contact Us.


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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/27/2023