Appeal a Road Improvement Fee
What is this service?
Any person whose new development is subject to the road improvement fee described in Section 13.01.020 of the County Code may appeal to the Board of Supervisors for a reduction or adjustment to that fee, or a waiver of that fee, based on the absence of any reasonable relationship or nexus between the traffic-generating impacts of that new development and either the amount of the fee imposed or the type of road facilities or improvement to be financed by the fee. This service provides information on how to appeal a road improvement fee.
Who can use this service?
Anyone can use this service.
Is there a charge for this service?
Please refer to the Department of Public Works Fee Schedule. Road improvement appeal fees are non-refundable unless the Board of Supervisors waives the fees at the hearing upon consideration of the appeal.
What is the process?
Step 1: Submit Appeal
The appeal shall be made in writing and filed with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in the Clerk-Recorder office, together with any required appeal fee not later than (10) ten days prior to the public hearing on the permit application for the new development project; or in the case of applications for plot plans, site plans or building permits, at the time of making application.
The appeal shall state in detail the factual basis for the claim of waiver, reduction, or adjustment.
Step 2: Receive Hearing Notice
You will receive written notification of your scheduled hearing.
Pursuant to County Code Section 13.01.050, the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in the Clerk-Recorder office will schedule your appeal for a public hearing before the County Board of Supervisors no later than sixty (60) days after the filing of the appeal.
Step 3: Board of Supervisors Hearing
The decision of the Board of Supervisors on the appeal shall be final. If a reduction, adjustment or waiver of the fee is granted, any change in permitted type or intensity of land use within the approved new development project shall invalidate the waiver, adjustment, or reduction of the fee.
If you have any questions regarding the meeting process, contact the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in the Clerk-Recorder office at (805) 781-5080.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available anytime throughout the year at the Clerk-Recorder office in San Luis Obispo during regular business hours except during County-observed holidays.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Clerk-Recorder San Luis Obispo Office
1055 Monterey Street Suite D120 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Tel: (805) 781-5080
Fax: (805) 781-1111
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions regarding Road Improvement Fees
For questions regarding Road Improvement Fees, please contact the Public Works Department at (805) 781-5252.