Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Administration


College of Business and Public Administration

First Advisor

Van Wart, Montgomery

Second Advisor

Hanson, Lee

Third Advisor

Baker, David


The focus of this report and the study for which it was written involves two specific types of user charges: Building permit fees are fees that cover the cost of administering the document (the building permit) and the cost of inspecting the construction for which the permit was issued. This report examines the issues, both legal and procedural, surrounding regulatory fees and their effects on building fees within the City of San Bernardino. As elements of the larger study, various smaller studies such as time and motion studies of the building inspector's activities and fully Burdened Hourly Rate Study were completed.