Transportation Fees

Collecting Fees


The City is the collection agency for 3 road fee programs for the Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) and the County of Orange. To identify which transportation fees impact your project/property, please contact the City of Rancho Santa Margarita Planning Division at 949-635-1800. The fees provided below are valid from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Foothill/Eastern Road Fee (Payable to "TCA")

Zone Single Family Dwelling (Unit)
Multi Family Dwelling (Unit)
Commercial / Industrial (Square Feet)
A $6,056 $3,536 $8.42
B $4,310 $2,513 $4.88

Foothill Circulation Phasing Plan Fee (Payable to "County of Orange")

Zone Code Single Family Dwelling (Unit)
Multi Family Dwelling (Unit)
Commercial (Square Feet)
1 3011 $6,394 $5,680 $6.39
2 3012 $8,781 $7,022 $7.88
3 3013 $4,102 $3,287 $3.68
4 3014 $6,043 $4,833
$5.44
5 3015 $7,202 $5,759
$6.47
6 3016 $8,597 $7,100 $7.73
7 3017 $14,565 $11,671 $13.12
8 3018 $6,782
$5,440 $6.12
9 3019 $19,954 $15,961
$17.96

Santiago Canyon Road Fee Program (Payable to "County of Orange")

Use Single Family Dwelling (Unit)
Multi Family Dwelling (Unit)
Commercial (Square Feet)
Fee Amount
$1,117 $895 $0.99

Plano Trabuco Fee (Payable to "County of Orange")

Location Tract Recordation (Acre)
Single Family Dwelling (Unit)
TR 6970 (Unit)
3022 Santa Margarita Parkway / Portola Parkway
$1,958 $3,264 $1,150
3023 Bridge
$1,317 $2,196 $773
(Total) $3,275 $5,460 $1,923