What are Roadway Impact Fees?
A Roadway Impact Fee is a charge imposed against new development to pay for the off-site construction or expansion of roadway facilities that are necessitated by and benefit the new development. These roadway facilities may be adjacent to the new development or within the same service area as the new development.

Roadway Impact Fees are assessed in proportion to the anticipated traffic generated on roadway facilities by the new development in the service area. In other words, impact fees are assessed as a proportion of the development’s impact on the system.

As it relates to Impact Fees “roadway facilities” shall mean arterial or collector streets or roads that have been designated on an officially adopted roadway plan of the political subdivision, together with all necessary appurtenances. The term includes the political subdivision’s share of costs for roadways and associated improvements designated on the federal or Texas highway system, including local matching funds and costs related to utility line relocation and the establishment of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, drainage appurtenances, and rights-of-way.

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1. The information in these FAQs is adapted from Chapter 395 of the Texas Local Government Code
2. What are Impact Fees?
3. Who is authorized to enact or impose Impact Fees?
4. What are Roadway Impact Fees?
5. What are Utility Impact Fees?
6. Who pays Impact Fees?
7. When must Impact Fees be paid?
8. What is a "Service Area" for Roadway Impact Fees?
9. What is a "Service Area" for Utility Impact Fees?
10. What is the general process for updating Impact Fees?
11. What are Land Use Assumptions?
12. What is a Capital Improvements Plan?
13. What is a Service Unit?
14. What are Impact Fee Credits?