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Park Development Fee

The Park Development Fee, allowed by Ordinance, is a flat fee assessed to each residential unit built within the North of the River Recreation and Park District and is used for development of park sites. The development fee must be paid to the Land Use Authority at the time the developer obtains a building permit and before a certificate of occupancy can be issued. Development fees cannot be used for maintenance expenses.

The developer may desire to build the park within the associated service area instead of paying fees on each unit. This request shall fit within the guidelines of the NOR Master Plan and requires approval of the North of the River Recreation and Park District Board of Directors. The Planning and Construction Department will help facilitate site planning as to ensure the park meets NOR’s guidelines and amenities, as well as considers the constituents within the specified service area.

Review the County of Kern Municipal Code Chapter 17.70 here. Fee for Park Development within North of the River Recreation and Park District.

Review the City of Bakersfield Municpal Code Chapter 15.82 here. Fee for Park Development and Improvement.

Review North of the River Recreation and Park District's Adopted Park Development Fee Policy here.