Cost of Services

The Community Development Department charges fees for services performed in support of development projects processed in the City of Brea. Typically, most work is performed at the technical and inspection staff levels. The fees for staff time spent on a project are based on an hourly rate.

$150 / hour
$104 / hour
$116 / hour
Varies per project


Because it is not possible to know exactly how much staff time will be spent on a given project when it is initially submitted, we request a deposit at the time we begin to process the project based on an estimate of how much time will be spent. If the project ends up requiring more time, an invoice is processed for additional funds. If the project is completed before the entire deposit is used, a refund is processed as quickly as possible.

Additional Information

In addition to fees for staff time, the city also collects fees for such things as water and sewer connection. Learn more about the development processing fees.

Not all projects are processed using the hourly rate formula. For some items, usually those that are a one time smaller project not associated with a larger project, a flat fee is charged