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Fee Schedule

The Plumas County Engineering Department collects fees for a variety of services.  Some fees are collected as part of the application fees paid to the Planning Department while other fees are collected directly by the Engineering Department.  The fees collected directly by the Engineering Department do not involve review by other County departments.

The link below includes a listing of fees collected by the Planning Department on behalf of other departments including the Engineering Department.


Fees collected DIRECTLY by the Engineering Department include:

Large Copies (18x24 or 24x36)

$4.60 first copy/ $2.21 additional copies

Consultation Fee (research, scanning, emailing)


Fire Safe Driveway Review


Flood Plain Administration

Initial Consultation

No Fee

Flood Plain Interpretation


Flood Study Review and County Engineer Approval
$500 Deposit2 billed at $103.48/hour1

Grant of Relief

$500 Deposit2 billed at $103.48/hour1

Hourly Rate – Engineering Technician


Inspection Fee (For construction phase improvement plans)
$250 + $1,000 Deposit2 billed at $103.48/hour3

Mileage Reimbursement Rate


Parcel Map Check


Parcel Map Check per parcel fee (includes $20 GIS fee)

Record of Survey Check


Record of Survey (Amendment per PLSA 8770.5)


Resubmittal of incomplete application


Subdivision Map Check

$2, 242.44

Subdivision Map Check per lot fee


Technical Report Review1

$500.00 Deposit billed at $71.50/hour2

1- These reports include: Traffic Studies, Grading Plans, Erosion Control Plans, Flood Studies, Drainage Studies and Geotechnical Reports

2 - A deposit will be collected at the time the application fee is accepted.  The Public Works Department shall keep records of the time and expenses incurred in the processing of these applications and charge Developer on a time and material basis.  These monies will be deposited in a special account, from which the County will draw sums to cover the costs of the application review. The Public Works Department shall provide to the developer a monthly invoice detailing the work performed and the time spent by its staff or outside consultants on such work, together with the hourly rates charged by individuals performing the work.  The invoice amount shall not exceed the actual cost to the Public Works Department to provide the work described. The County may withdraw funds from the funds deposits in the special account in the amount of each invoice. In the event that it appears likely the deposit made by developer will be exhausted, the Public Works Department shall provide the developer with a new estimate of the cost to complete the processing of the application. The developer shall replenish the special account in the amount of such new estimate within fifteen (15) days. Developer's failure to make payment shall be deemed a withdrawal or abandonment of the application, but such withdrawal or abandonment shall not relieve the developer of the obligation to pay for work done by County in response to the application or to wind up work as a result of withdrawal or abandonment   

3- County Engineer's hourly rate 

4- This is an estimate of the hourly rate charged. Actual rate may vary depending on classification of the employee performing the service.                                                                                                                

5 - Mileage reimbursement rate established by County Auditor.  Mileage is billed for any application which requires an on-site inspection or field review


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