Fire Impact Fees

What Are Fire Impact Fees?

The purpose of the Fire Impact Fee is to ensure that new development finance its fair share of fire protection facilities. A fee schedule has been developed based on the existing standard of fire protection facilities in the City of Brea. Fire Impact Fees are necessary to fund the cost of building a fire station and/or to purchase new fire engines and equipment required to serve new development.

What Projects Require Payment of Fire Impact Fees?

All new development projects are subject to the Fire Impact Fees, except:

  • Alterations to an existing building;
  • Reconstruction (within two years,) when a building has been destroyed by fire, wind, earthquakes, vandalism or other natural or man-made disasters;
  • Additions to a residential or non-residential structure; and,
  • Construction of public schools

When Must Fire Impact Fees Be Paid?

The required Fire Impact Fees must be paid prior to the issuance of any building permits.

How Much Are the Fire Impact Fees?

Fire Impact Fees are determined on a per residential dwelling unit or per 1,000 square feet of nonresidential construction, basis. Each new residential and nonresidential project will be assessed a Fire Impact Fee based on the following table:

Land UseTotal Fee*
Residential
Single Family$1,029.00
Multi-Family$731.00
Nonresidential
Commercial$191.00
Office$267.00
Industrial$138.00


*Per residential dwelling unit or per 1,000 square feet of nonresidential construction.