The City's Master Fee Schedule is a compilation of the fees charged for services and development with the City of Lincoln. All fees are reviewed from time to time in order to ensure that the fees charged do not exceed the estimated costs required to produce the services and that all fees are in compliance with the California Government code Sections 66016 and 66018.

Master Fee Schedule and Updates

The City uses a Master Fee Schedule to establish fees for a variety of services. The current Master Fee Schedule (link shown above) is effective as of February 10th, 2020. As such, the Master Fee Schedule now requires updating to ensure all fees are accurately capturing the cost to provide any specific service provided. There are a handful of fees that are being charged that aren’t in line with the current approved Master Fee Schedule but were identified as a finding in the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) audit.  The JLAC report includes Recommendation 16, shown below, to remedy this variation.

To ensure transparency in providing accurate fee information to the public, Lincoln should immediately update and publicly disclose its master fee schedule to reflect the fees that it actually charges. In addition, Lincoln should periodically review its fee schedule to identify outdated fees that do not accurately reflect the cost of providing services. It should revise those fees to incorporate the costs commensurate with those services and update its master fee schedule accordingly.



Variations from the current approved Master Fee Schedule are listed below:

  • New Fee:  Police Repossession charge $15.00


Master Fee Schedule Sections

Building Fees
Planning Fees
Engineering / Construction / Encroachment Permits
Public Works Fees
Code Enforcement Fees
Special Events Fees
Fire Fees
Police Fees
Library Fees
Airport Fees
Administrative Fees
Business License Fees
Facility Rental Fees
Pavilion / BBQ Area Rental Fees
Sports Field Rental Fees
Aquatics Fee
Schedule of Hourly Billing Rates