What is an Impact Fee?

Impact Fees are one-time payments used to fund school capital improvements needed to accommodate new development. Impact Fees relate only to capital facility expenses benefiting new development and are not to be used to address existing deficiencies and/or operating expenses. Public School Impact Fees, authorized under Bill 05-21, as amended, became effective on July 1, 2005. Impact Fees were amended under Bill 09-37 which became effective December 4, 2009.  

Who pays the Impact Fee?

Anyone applying for a new residential structure for which a building permit is required, but does not include renovations, additions or modifications to an existing residential structure.

What uses can be exempted from payment of an Impact Fee?

Bill 05-21, with amendments, exempts housing for the elderly, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), transient housing, housing constructed by not for profit organizations and redevelopment, re-construction or replacement of an existing residential structure that results in no new housing units.

How much are the Public School Impact Fees?

The Single Family detached fee is $6,000. The Townhouse / Duplex fee is $4,200. The fee for all other residential (including mobile homes) is $1,200.

When will the Impact Fee be paid?

The Impact Fee is paid at the time of building permit application. Or the applicant for the building permit may execute a promissory note obligating the applicant to pay the required development impact fee upon the earlier of the following. 1) Within 12 months of the issuance of the building permit; or 2) Issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.

Promissory Note - Individual Ownership

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1. I don't agree with a decision on a permit or interpretation of a regulation made by a County agency. Is there a way I can appeal this decision?
2. When is a building permit/zoning certificate needed?
3. How long does it take to receive an approved permit?
4. What are the fees for building permits, and when are they paid?
5. How can I check the status of my building permit/zoning certificate?
6. Who do I contact regarding building inspections?
7. What is a Site Plan?
8. Can I get a refund on a permit if I change my mind?
9. Can I have horses on my property?
10. What are the phone numbers of the agencies approving my permit?
11. What is an Impact Fee?
12. What are the zoning classifications?
13. What is the Natural Resource District and how will it affect my property?
14. Do I need approval for a public event?