Who pays Impact Fees?
Any developer who is seeking a building permit for a new development (residential or commercial) that will generate additional use of roadway and/or utility resources will be responsible for paying Roadway Impact Fees.

As it pertains to Impact Fees, “developer” shall mean any person, company, agency, or entity that is undertaking a project. This includes non-profit entities, churches, and individuals subdividing land for family members as well as those whose primary business is developing land or constructing homes or businesses for profit.

Political subdivisions and other governmental entities must pay impact fees imposed under Chapter 395 of the Local Government Code, except school districts are not required to pay impact fees imposed under Chapter 395 of the Local Government Code unless the Board of Trustees of the school district consents to the payment of the fees by entering a contract with the political subdivision that imposes the fees.

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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?