Planning Fees

Planning and Design Review Summary of Common Fees

Effective May 7, 2021

Item/Purpose Fee 
Architectural Consultant Deposit$2,500
Appraisal Deposit$1,000
Design Review - Staff Level$500
Design Review - Exception  T&M* with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Design Review - Planning Commission Approval (remodel 251 - 500 sf)T&M* with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Design Review - Planning Commission Approval (remodel 501 - 1,500 sf)T&M* with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Design Review - Planning Commission Approval (=/> 1,501 sf)T&M with an initial deposit of $4,000.
Design Review - Planning Commission Approval (new residence)T&M with an initial deposit of $4,000.
Design Review - Continuance (redesign or revision)T&M with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Design Review - Application for a Previously Approved Project1/2 total fees
Design Review - Extension (1st Time)$200
Design Review - Extension (2nd and each subsequent time)$500
Retroactive Approval2X total fees + $500 min. fine
Planning Commission Noticing Fee (applicant-requested continuance)$105
Variance ApplicationT&M with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Appeal of Planning Commission Action$1,000 applicant; $750 non-applicant
Appeal of Staff Action$1,000 applicant; $750 non-applicant
Conditional Use PermitT&M with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Demolition Permit (Planning Only)T&M with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Environmental Review Deposit - Initial Study/Negative Declaration.  For the filing of a Notice of Determination for either a Negative Declaration or Mitigated Negative Declaration.
­ $2,500 City fee
­ Pass-through fee as set by State Fish & Wildlife Dept
­ Pass-through fee as set by County of Marin
T&M with an initial deposit of $2,500 + pass through fees as set by State Fish & Wildlife Dept. and County of Marin
Environmental Review Deposit - Environmental Impact Report. For the filing of an Environmental Impact Report.
­ $5,000 City fee
­ Pass-through fee as set by State Fish & Wildlife Dept
 ­  Pass-through fee as set by County of Marin.
T&M with an initial deposit of $5,000 + pass through fees as set by State Fish & Wildlife Dept. and County of Marin
Development AgreementT&M with an initial deposit of $10,000.
Floor Area ExceptionT&M with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Housing - Preliminary Housing Development Application (SB 330)T&M with an initial deposit of $5,000.
Housing - Affordable Housing Streamlined Application (SB 35)T&M with an initial deposit of $5,000.
Lot Line AdjustmentT&M with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Lot MergerT&M with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Reasonable Accommodations Requests for Disabled$500
Revocable License$500
Second Unit and Junior Second UnitN/C
Study Session (Planning Commission or City Council)T&M with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Subdivision - Tentative MapT&M with an initial deposit of $4,000.
Subdivision - Final MapT&M with an initial deposit of $4,000.
Subdivision - Improvement PlanT&M with an initial deposit of $4,000.
Subdivision - Minor - Tentative Map (Lot Split)T&M with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Subdivision - Minor - Final Map (Lot Split)T&M with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Historic Preservation Application$53
Mills Act Contract Application ($105 non-refundable deposit + $1,202 application)T&M with an initial deposit of $2,000.
Work in Inundated Lands$300
Zoning Ordinance AmendmentT&M with an initial deposit of $4,000.
Planned Unit Development Rezone/Planned Unit Development PermitTime & materials with an initial deposit of $5,000.
Second Kitchen Agreement$500
Planning Permit Tracking/Technology Fee$26


Hourly Billing Rates for Deposit-Based Services:
a) Director of Planning & Building
b) Senior Planner
c) Building & Planning Technician
a) $110
b) $80
c)  $60 
NOTES:
*T&M = Time and Material for staff time (hourly rate plus 20% overhead) to provide service.  If costs exceed the deposit, the applicant will be billed for the overruns.
When more than one Planning application is required (except environmental), the application fee/deposit that is greatest shall be required, plus an additional $1,000 deposit.     The Director of Planning may require a larger deposit when warranted by the size and scope of a project.


Disclaimer: the above fee table is provided for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure its accuracy, however the City's Master Schedule of Fees, Charges, and Application Fees sets the official fee schedule for the City of Belvedere and will be used to determine your final fee payments.

Master Schedule of Fees, Charges, & Application Fees

Master Schedule of Fees, Charges, and Application Fees (PDF)

Contact Us

For questions or more information about any fees, please contact the Planning Department at 415-435-3838.