§ 1527.

FEES AND COSTS

a.

Application Fees. City departments shall impose fees for review of an Application for a Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permit. The purpose of these fees is to enable City departments to recover their costs related to reviewing an Application for a Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permit.

1.

Department Application Fee. Each Applicant for a Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permit shall pay to the Department a non-refundable Application fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each Personal Wireless Service Facility proposed in the Application.

2.

Other City Department Application Fees. Where, as required under this Article 25, the Department has referred an Application for a Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permit to the Planning Department, the Recreation and Park Department, or the Department of Public Health, an Applicant shall pay the following additional fees for each Personal Wireless Service Facility contained in an Application for a Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permit.

A.

A Planning Department non-refundable Application fee of one hundred ninety dollars ($190.00) plus time and materials for any review that takes more than thirty (30) minutes.

B.

A Recreation and Park Department non-refundable Application fee of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) plus time and materials for any review that takes more than thirty (30) minutes.

C.

A Department of Public Health non-refundable Application fee of one hundred eighty-one dollars ($181.00) plus time and materials for any review that takes more than sixty (60) minutes.

b.

Inspection Fees. The Department and the Department of Public Health shall impose fees for the inspection of a permitted Personal Wireless Service Facility. The purpose of these fees is to enable these City departments to recover their costs related to inspecting a permitted Personal Wireless Service Facility.

1.

Department Inspection Fee. Each Permittee shall pay the Department a non-refundable time and materials inspection fee not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) to inspect a permitted Personal Wireless Service Facility as required under Section 1516(b) above.

2.

Department of Public Health Inspection Fee. Each Permittee shall pay the Department of Public Health a non-refundable time and materials inspection fee to inspect a permitted Personal Wireless Service Facility where such inspection is required or requested under Section 1516(b) above.

c.

Adjustment of Fees for CPI. Beginning with fiscal year 2011-2012, the fees established herein may be adjusted each year, without further action by the Board of Supervisors, to reflect changes in the relevant Consumer Price Index (“CPI”) (as determined by the Controller). No later than April 15th of each year, the Director shall submit the current fee schedule to the Controller, who shall apply the CPI adjustment to produce a new fee schedule for the following year. No later than May 15th of each year, the Controller shall file a report with the Board of Supervisors reporting the new fee and certifying that the fees produce sufficient revenue to support the costs of providing the services for which the Permit fee is charged, and that the fees do not produce revenue that exceeds the costs of providing the services for which each Permit fee is charged.

d.

Discretion to Require Additional Fees. In instances where the review of an Application for a Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permit is or will be unusually costly to the Department or to other City departments, the Director, in his or her discretion, may, after consulting with other applicable City departments, agencies, boards, or commissions, require an Applicant for a Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permit to pay a sum in excess of the amounts charged pursuant to this Section 1527. This additional sum shall be sufficient to recover actual costs incurred by the Department and/or other City departments, agencies, boards, or commissions, in connection with an Application for a Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permit and shall be charged on a time and materials basis. Whenever additional fees are charged, the Director, upon request, shall provide in writing the basis for the additional fees and an estimate of the additional fees.

e.

Deposit of Fees. All fees paid to the Department for Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permits shall be deposited in the Public Works Excavation Fund established by San Francisco Administrative Code Section 10.100-230. All other fees shall go directly to the appropriate City department.

f.

Reimbursement of City Costs. A City department may determine that it requires the services of a technical expert in order to evaluate an Application for a Personal Wireless Service Facility. In such case, the Department shall not approve the Application unless the Applicant agrees to reimburse the applicable City department for the reasonable costs incurred by that department for the services of a technical expert.

History

(Added by Ord. 12-11, File No. 100041)

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