The Building Permit Fee
The Building Standards Administration Special Revolving Fund (BSASRF), commonly referred to as The Green Fee or SB 1473 (Calderon, Chapter 719, Statutes of 2008), went into effect on January 1, 2009. The fund established in the State Treasury is from a surcharge on both residential and nonresidential building permits. See Building Standards Bulletin 08-01 for a summary of the law's implementation and the California Administrative Code, Title 24, Chapter 1, Article 5 for the regulations making the law specific.
The BSASRF supports specific activities of CBSC and other agencies, with an...
"...emphasis placed on the development, adoption, publication, and updating of green building standards, the updating of verification guidelines for Tier 1 and Tier 2 green building standards and educational efforts, including, but not limited to, training for local building officials associated with green building standards."
More information can also be found in the Guide to Filing The Building Permit Fee (3rd Edition, April 2019).
Quarterly fee reports and payments are due on the 15th day following each reporting quarter. Please note that the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) issues quarterly email reminders only.
|Reporting Period||Fee Report and Payment Due|
|January - March||April|
|April - June||July|
|July - September||October|
|October - December||January|
Forms & Publications
Fee Report Form - Use to submit quarterly information and payment.
Contact Information Form - To notify us of a personnel change. Be sure to also update your MailChimp Subscription below.
Informational Postcard - Click to request a printable informational postcard to place on your Permit Counter to share with constituents who ask about the fee.
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California Building Standards Commission
Sacramento, CA 95833
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