An impact fee is a fee that is imposed by a local government on a new or proposed development project to pay for all or a portion of the costs of providing public services to the new development. Impact fees are considered to be a charge on new development to help fund and pay for the construction or needed expansion of offsite capital improvements. These fees are implemented to help reduce the economic burden on local jurisdictions that are trying to deal with population growth within the area.
Impact fees are authorized by RCW 82.02.050 while connection fees are authorized by RCW 35.92.025.
- School Impact Fees (Ord. 1300): $1,100 per Single Family Residence Dwelling Unit; $650 per Multifamily Dwelling Unit
- Park Impact Fees (Ord. 2043): $2,214.00 for Single Family/Duplex/Manufactured Home/Lot; $1,796.00 for Multifamily Dwelling Unit.
- Storm Sewer Mitigation Fees (Ord.1311): $0.05 per square foot upon the gross property area being divided, or the gross square footage being developed.
- Transportation Impact Fees (Ord. 2035): See document links below.
Transportation Impact Fees – City Limits Downtown Planned Action
Traffic Impact Fee – Map