Fee Schedules, Studies & Reports
Development Impact Fee Program
The City of Chino Hills has been undergoing development since its incorporation. In order to finance various public facilities necessitated by new development and to also retire debt incurred to fund infrastructure throughout the City, the City imposes certain fees on new development through the Development Impact Fee (DIF) program. The DIF is based upon a Public Facilities Implementation Plan (PFIP) that was prepared in August 1998 by Keyser Marston Associates (KMA) to update certain fees determined by the County of San Bernardino prior to the City's incorporation.
The Development Impact Fee Program was evaluated and updated in 2014 and again in 2018. The City will evaluate and update the Development Impact Fee Program every 5 years per Government Code Section 66001 and Municipal Code 3.40.120.
The PFIP included an update and restructuring of a number of development fees including the Traffic Facilities Fee, the Water Facilities Fee, the Sewer Facilities Fee, the Storm Drain Facilities Fee, the Parks and Recreation Facilities Fee, and General City Facilities Fee, collectively, "Facilities Fees."
The Development Impact Fee Annual Financial Report is a requirement based on Government Code Section 66006(b), to disclose information regarding receipts and uses of the related development impact fee funds during the fiscal year. This report is to be made available to the public within 180 days after the fiscal year end.
Fees that apply to new sewer and water utility connections: Development Impact Fee Schedule
Master Schedule of Fees, Fines & Penalties
The Master Schedule of Fees, Fines & Penalties contains the fees for most City services. Our goal is to provide a "one-stop" reference tool and a consistent source of information on charges and fees currently assessed by the City. Most of the fees are reviewed on an annual basis to ensure they continue to reflect the actual costs the City incurs for providing services.
Master Schedule of Fees, Fines & Penalties Effective July 1, 2020 (PDF)
Trash Collection Rates - Residential
Like domestic water and recycled water rates, solid waste (trash) disposal rates are subject to requirements of California Constitution Article XIII D, Section 6 (commonly referred to as “Proposition 218”). Rate increases are subject to a "majority protest" process that provides that if a majority of the parcels in the City protest the proposed rate increase, the City cannot impose the increase. A written majority protest of record parcel owners within the City was not received.
See the Ordinance related to Solid Waste (trash) Disposal Rates.
Water Rate Study
The Water and Recycled Water Rate Study Report (PDF) for the City of Chino Hills was completed to develop domestic water and recycled water rates with a technically sound methodology which meets the requirements of California Constitution Article XIII D, Section 6 (commonly referred to as “Proposition 218”). In particular, this Study contains thorough details on the following:
- The legal framework surrounding Proposition 218, particularly with respect to domestic (potable) and recycled water being provided by the same agency.
- Proposed Water Budget tier definitions.
- Equitable cost of service based domestic (potable) and recycled water commodity rates, elevation charges, and monthly fixed charges that meet Proposition 218 requirements.
The Study summarizes the key findings and results related to the implementation of a residential water budget rate structure, development of monthly fixed charges, and commodity and elevation charges for both domestic and recycled water.
Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report
State law requires water retailers to provide information to their customers about the quality of their drinking water and the reliability of the water supply. The City of Chino Hills is dedicated to providing you with a safe and reliable supply of high quality drinking water. Prior to reaching your faucet, your water undergoes an extensive treatment and testing process as dictated by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).
To learn more about Chino Hills water quality, we urge you to read the annual Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report. Any questions referencing this report, can be made to our Water Quality Technician at 909-364-2808. You can also download The Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report (PDF).