• Pursuant to Government Code Section 65995 and Education Code Section 17620, on April 19, 2022, the Governing Board of the Cajon Valley Union School District held a Public Hearing and approved the Development Impact Fee Justification report and adopted a Resolution establishing an increase in statutory Level 1 school facility fees effective on June 19, 2022.  Per adoption of the Resolution, school fees are assessed as follows:

    Effective June 19, 2022:

    • RESIDENTIAL:   $2.97 per square foot of habitable area for all residential construction
    • COMMERCIAL: $.48 per square foot for all commercial & industrial construction


    All fees are calculated per square foot of assessable space determined by the local building department for all commercial/industrial and residential construction. Fees are due prior to the issuance of a building permit.

    The following forms, generated by the County of San Diego or City of El Cajon, must be submitted with payment to Cajon Valley Union School District:

    • If your project is within the County of San Diego - Required Agency Clearances, DPLU #510
    • If your project is within the City of El Cajon - Certificate of Compliance
    • See information about Exemptions below
    • See information about Demolitions below
    • See information about Refunds below


    Chris Ayers
    (619) 588-3676

    Office Hours
    8am - 4pm

    We are closed on the following holidays: 

    Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Holiday, Spring Holiday, Winter Holiday,

    New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln's Birthday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth


    750 E. Main Street, Room 8
    El Cajon, CA 92020

    Personal or Business Checks

    * Please make all checks payable to: CVUSD or CAJON VALLEY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

    * Post-dated checks will not be accepted.

          The following information must be preprinted on the check:

    •   Name and address of check signer
    •   Name and address of financial instituiton

          Additional Information Required

    •   Current telephone number of check signer, if not printed on the check
    •   Name and telephone number of check signer if only a business name is printed on the check

    Cashier's Checks & Money Orders

    * Make all checks & money orders payable to: CVUSD or CAJON VALLEY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

    * Post-dated checks will not be accepted.

    Cash & Credit Cards

    * Sorry, the District does NOT accept cash or credit cards.


    See related files below

    Projects that total 500 square feet or less are exempt from school fees. Non-habitable areas such as agricultural buildings, barns, or personal storage may be exempt from school fees. Other exemptions may include religious facilities, and federal, state, or local government facilities. Reconstruction of destroyed or damaged buildings may also be exempt. For additional information review the Application for Exemption from School Fees file below or contact our office.
    You may receive square footage credit if a building has been demolished in relation to the planned new construction. To receive credit you must submit the following: Proof that the building has been demolished. Copy of the Residential Building Record obtained from the Tax Assessor's office located at 200 S. Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, (619) 401-5700.

    An Application for Refund of School Fees (see file below) should be submitted, along with documentation stating the reason for the refund request, to the Long-Range Planning Department. If your project has been abandoned/canceled, please submit a statement or computer printout from the City of El Cajon or County of San Diego building department stating that the project has been abandoned/canceled. Please note that a 3% processing fee may be deducted from your refund under Education Code 17624.