What are impact and concurrency fees?
Impact fees and concurrency fees are collected from new development projects to help pay for constructing or expanding necessary roads, mass transit, schools and parks resulting from the development’s “impact.” For example, additional students generated by a new residential subdivision may require more public school classrooms. Fees are assessed when construction plans are submitted for review and approval. Additional impact fees may be charged by municipalities for local services such as fire and water.
What types of projects are assessed these fees?
- New Residential Construction: school impact fees, road impact/transportation concurrency fees and park impact fees (if platting is required)
- New Non-Residential Construction: road impact/transportation concurrency fees
- Interior Renovation/Change of Use: road impact/transportation concurrency fees
A project’s site location determines if it will be assessed road impact or transportation concurrency fees.
Are there any exemptions?
Affordable housing and certain government building projects may qualify for full or partial waiver.
If I demolished an old house an am now building a new one, are fees still assessed?
Depending on how long it’s been since the old house was demolished, fees may still be assessed. You will receive credit up to 18 months after demolition (residential or nonresidential).
When are fees collected?
If a project generates impact/concurrency fees, they must be paid (cash or check) before plans are approved. Credit cards are not accepted.
Can I get an estimate of what the fees will be?
Yes, call 954-357-6666.