List of County Fees

Charging fees is a fair way to provide certain services, because only those who use the service pay for it. For example, if someone adopts an animal, there is an adoption fee to cover the costs of animal services related to that adoption (in other words, the general taxpayer isn't covering the full cost). The same goes for construction permits, renting County facilities, and enjoying some recreational activities such as golf or camping. 

Two Schedules for Fees

Every year, the County publishes two fee schedules, which each list fees charged for certain County services. Combined, both lists make up all County fees. See the related forms and documents below for both lists. 

County departments are asked to conduct a thorough annual analysis and justification for the fees they charge and to update their fee schedules. This involves reviewing any changes to their own cost of providing services. They then work with the Auditor-Controller Treasurer-Tax Collector Public Administrator’s (Auditor’s) Office and the Administrative Office to determine that all laws, policies, and cost assumptions are correctly applied. 

The Board of Supervisors only reviews proposed fee changes each year. However, every five years, the Board reviews of all County fees, whether or not there is a proposal to change them. The last five-year review of fees occurred on November 25, 2014 for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-16 fee cycle.

Reference

Administrative Office Fees FY 19-20
Ag Commissioner Fees FY 19-20
Airports Fees FY 19-20
Assessor Fees FY 19-20
Auditor-Controller Fees
Auditor-Controller Fees FY 19-20
Central Services Fees FY 19-20
Central Services - Fleet Fees FY 19-20
Clerk Recorder Fees
Clerk Recorder Fees FY 19-20
County Counsel Fees FY 19-20
County Fire Fees FY 19-20
Department of Social Services Fees FY 19-20
District Attorney Fees FY 19-20
Golf Fees
Health Agency - Animal Services Fees FY 19-20
Health Agency - Behavioral Health Fees FY 19-20
Health Agency - Behavioral Health - Driving Under the Influence Fees FY 19-20
Health Agency - Public Health - Emergency Medical Medical Services Fees FY 19-20
Health Agency - Public Health - Environmental Health Fees FY 19-20
Health Agency - Public Health - Nursing Fees FY 19-20
Health Agency - Public Health - Suspected Abuse Response Team Fees FY 19-20
Health Agency - Public Health - Tobacco Fees FY 19-20
Health Agency - Public Health -Lab Fees FY 19-20
Human Resources Fees FY 19-20
Information Technology Fees FY 19-20
Library Fees
Library Fees FY 19-20
Parks & Recreation Fees
Planning and Building Fees FY 19-20
Probation Fees
Public Works Fees FY 19-20
Sheriff's Office Fees FY 19-20