Development Guidelines

To offset the financial impact of new development or a new business on public infrastructure, new projects may be subject to impact fees. Impact fees are calculated and due at building permit issuance. The Morgan Hill Business Portal offers a free Development Impact Fee Estimate calculation.

Alternatively, the City of Morgan Hill's Engineering Land Development Division can create an estimate for your project for a $350 fee. Fees are updated twice yearly. Final impact fees may vary from the estimate. For more information, contact Engineering Land Development at 408-778-6480.

Residential Development

Note: Certificates of Occupancy are not issued for new residences. Refer to the Certificate of Occupancy Policy (PDF) for details. 

Commercial Development

Fire Sprinklers are a separate permit.