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AB 1483 and Increased Fee Transparency

Understanding the New Internet Reporting Requirements

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November 02, 2020

On October 9, 2019, California’s Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1483 (AB 1483), which increases transparency for residential development project applicants. Specifically, AB1483 requires agencies to publish on their websites specific financial and zoning information.

Starting January 1, 2021, any city, county, or special district with a website is required to make the following information available, as applicable, online:

  • The current schedule of fees, exactions, and affordability requirements imposed by the city, county, or special district (including any dependent special district), applicable to a proposed housing development project. The schedule must be presented in a way that clearly identifies the fees and requirements that apply to each parcel.
  • All zoning ordinances and design and development standards for each parcel
  • The current and five previous annual fee or financial reports
  • An archive of impact fee nexus studies, cost of service studies, or equivalent, conducted by the city, county, or special district on or after January 1, 2018.

Moreover, agencies must update this information within 30 days of any changes.

What does this new level of transparency mean? It will certainly increase scrutiny on the fees being charged, thus making it more apparent when agencies do not meet the annual and five-year reporting requirements mandated under AB 1600

For help with preparing and sharing required reports to comply with AB 1483, contact our team at Harris & Associates. Also, be sure your jurisdiction remains compliant by also learning more about development impact fee annual reporting and Senate Bill 330.

We are not a law firm and our employees are not acting as attorneys. The information contained should not be construed as legal advice. Please consult an attorney before making any decisions regarding the information contained in this post.


Alison Bouley, PE

Alison Bouley, PE

Vice President / Municipal + District Finance

Megan Quinn

Megan Quinn

Director / Municipal + District Finance


Alison Bouley, PE
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