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AB 1379

Effective January 1, 2024, the SB 1186 Fees will remain $4.00.


AB 2164  

On September 30, 2022, Governor Newsom enacted AB 2164, a legislative measure that modifies section 4467 of the Government Code. This assembly bill annuls the provision that diminishes the fee to $1 starting January 1, 2024, thus prolonging the enforcement of this fee at the rate of $4 indefinitely. 

Disability Access Requirements

On October 11, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law, AB 1379. This assembly bill amends section 4467 of the Government Code, relating to disability access. On and after January 1, 2018, a $4 state fee will be imposed on any applicant for a local business license or a renewal and is to be collected by cities. If a business license or its equivalent is not issued by cities then the $4 fee is imposed on an applicant for a building permit.

The purpose of the fee is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements. Additionally, the fee assists local jurisdictions in supporting the Certified Access Specialist (CASp) program and provides the Division of the State Architect (DSA) with funds to maintain oversight of the CASp program.

For additional information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws please click on the links below: