Building and Planning Fees
Planning Fees require a minimum deposit based on the application. Staff charges time and materials against the deposit. If the cost exceeds the deposit, the applicant will be billed for the difference.
Building Permit Fees are based on the valuation of the project.
Both Building Permit and Planning Fees are outlined in the Land Development Fee Schedule
Land Development Fee Schedule - (PDF)
Call 925-655-2700 for a customized fee estimate for your project.
The convenience fee is not payable to Contra Costa County and will appear as a separate charge from Official Payments Official Payments Corporations (OPC) on your credit card statement.
Official Payments Terms & Conditions for credit card and e-check transactions
How to track credit card and e-check payments made in the office or online
New Permit Fees
Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors adopted new land development fees on December 17, 2019. The fees will be implemented on March 1, 2020.
Building and Planning - How to Make a Payment
Online payments can be made for Building Permit and Planning applications on our ePermits Center website
Payment methods include MasterCard/Visa debit card, credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (E-check)
Credit Card payments are subject to a Convenience Fee of 2.5% and e-check payments are subject to a $3.0 convenience fee for payment amounts of less than $10,000 and a $15.00 convenience fee for payments over $10,001. The convenience fee is paid directly as a separate charge to our third party payment vendor and not to the county, thus resulting in two charges on credit card statements.
Cash, check, MasterCard/Visa debit cards, and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express). Credit Card payments are subject to Convenience Fee of 2.5%. The convenience fee is paid directly as a separate charge to our third party payment vendor and not to the county, thus resulting in two charges on credit card statements.