Developer Fees


In an effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 (Corona)  virus, we have modified essential operations.  We have developed an action plan to deliver safe and timely services to our customers.  At this time, Developer Fees processing and collections will occur by email and US mail.   Email  developer fee requests and questions to  District staff will respond with next steps and further information within two business days.  Please continue to monitor this website for additional operational updates.

We know these are challenging times and appreciate all your support and understanding.

Fees Schedules


Most residential room additions/conversions AND commercial/industrial projects within the boundaries of Sweetwater Union High School District, fall within the LEVEL I Schedule, as shown below:

Current Rate:


Grades 7-12

  • Residential Room Additions/Conversions: $2.68/sq. ft.

Grades 9-12

  • Residential Room Additions/Conversions: $1.87/sq. ft.


Grades 7-12

  • Industrial/Commercial/Non-Residential: $.44/sq. ft.

Grades 9-12

  • Industrial/Commercial/Non-Residential: $.30/sq. ft.


Cashiers and Money Orders only, made payable to Sweetwater Union High School District
Cash payments cannot be accepted
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Contact Information

Sweetwater Union High School District
Finance Department
1130 Fifth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Office Number: 619.585.6081




Developer Fees

The Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing on April 15, 2024, and consider an adjustment to the Statutory School Fees on new residential and commercial/industrial development.  Statutory School Fees are effective 60 days after adoption (June 14, 2024).

Fee Justification Report 2024

On April 11, 2022, the Board of Trustees of the Sweetwater Union High school District adopted Resolution No. 4783 approving the current Statutory School Facility Fees imposed on new residential and commercial/industrial construction pursuant to Education Code Section 17620 and Government code Section 65995. The current school facilities fees are detailed on page 14 of the Fee Justification Report dated March 18, 2022. The report is provided in the link below:

Fee Justification Report 2022-PDF

Alternative to Developer Fees

Development projects with more than 4 units may find it advantageous to annex into an existing Mello‐Roos Community Facilities District (CFD) or create a new one.  For more information about the creation or annexation process, please contact either Jenny Salkeld, Chief Financial Officer at 619-691-5550/ or Janea Quirk, Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Operations at 619‐585‐6060/

Annual and Five‐Year Developer Fee Reports

Per Government Code Sections 66006, local agencies shall make available to the public certain information and adopt prescribed findings relative to school facility fees adopted pursuant to Education Code Section 17620 and Government Code Sections 65995 (“Level 1 Fees” and “Commercial/Industrial Fees” collectively, “Statutory School Facility Fees”) and Government Code Sections 65995.5, 65995.6 and 65995.7 (“Level 2 Fees” and “Level 3 Fees” collectively, “Alternative School Facility Fees”). The local agency shall review the information made available to the public at the next regularly scheduled public meeting not less than 15 days after this information is made available to the public. In accordance with Government Code Sections 66006, the following information is provided:

Public Hearing Notice:
The Sweetwater Union High School District’s Annual and Five-Year Reportable Fees Report for FY 2022-2023 will be presented to the Board of Trustees at their Regular Board Meeting held on December 11, 2023, at 6:00 p.m in the Board Room located at 1130 Fifth
Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911. The report is posted below for your reference: