Dispatch Impact Fees

Providing Upgrades

In July 1995, the Brea City Council adopted Ordinance 968, establishing Dispatch Impact Fees for new residential development projects in Brea and annexed portions of its sphere-of-influence. These fees are necessary to provide upgrades to the Police and Fire dispatch systems, thus ensuring that new development is provided with appropriate public safety services.

Payment Requirements

All new development projects are subject to the Dispatch 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 single-family or multiple-family residence
  • Construction of public schools

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


Dispatch 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 Dispatch Impact Fee based on the following table:

Land Use
Total Fee*

Single family


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