City of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317


Subject :

City launches 'green' building fee waiver program
Contact :Building Division, Community Development Department    (714) 738-6541
Sylvia Palmer Mudrick, Public Information Coordinator, Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317

Planning some improvements around your home or business?  If you are, the City of Fullerton may be able to help you save some money in the process.


Beginning July 1, the city will implement its new “Building Fee Waiver Program” for “green” (environmentally sustainable) projects.


The fee waiver program was requested by the Fullerton City Council, said John Godlewski, director of the city’s Community Development Department, which includes the Building Division. 


Godlewski explained the program will waive permits for “green” improvements – those that save energy use, water consumption, etc. – for residential, commercial and industrial properties.


“Due to changing economic conditions and federal policies, the proposal is focused on encouraging owners to make resource-saving improvements to their properties,” Godlewski said.


Types of “green improvements” included in the fee waver program include tankless domestic water heaters, skylights approved by the California Energy Commission, renewable energy systems, and installation of solar panels, high-performance windows, waterless urinals, and photo voltaic solar systems.


Information on the new “green” building permit fee waiver program may be obtained by calling the Building Division of the Community Development Department at (714) 738-6541.