Dispatch Impact Fees

What Are Dispatch Impact Fees?

In July 1995, the Brea City Council adopted Ordinance 968, establishing Dispatch Impact Fees. These fees are necessary to provide upgrades to the Police and Fire Dispatch systems; thus, ensuring that new development is provided with appropriate public safety services.

What Projects Require Payment of Dispatch Impact Fees?

All new development projects are subject to the Dispatch Impact Fees, except:

  • Alterations to an existing building;
  • Reconstruction (within two years,) when a building has been destroyed by fire, wind, earthquakes, vandalism or other natural or man-made disasters;
  • Additions to a single-family or multiple-family residence; and,
  • Construction of public schools

When Must Dispatch Impact Fees Be Paid?

The required Dispatch Impact Fees must be paid prior to the issuance of any building permits.

How Much Are the Dispatch Impact Fees?

Dispatch Impact Fees are determined on a per residential dwelling unit or per 1,000 square feet of nonresidential construction, basis. Each new residential and nonresidential project will be assessed a Dispatch Impact Fee based on the following table:

Land UseTotal Fee*
Residential
Single Family$55.00
Multi-Family$40.00
Nonresidential
Commercial$55.00
Office$77.00
Industrial$40.00


*Per residential dwelling unit or per 1,000 square feet of nonresidential construction