What is a "Service Area" for Utility Impact Fees?
A service area, or water benefit area, refers to the area within the corporate boundaries or extraterritorial jurisdiction of the political subdivision that will be served by the capital improvements specified in the Capital Improvements Plan.

For storm water, drainage, and flood control facilities, the service area may include all or part of the land within the political subdivision or its extraterritorial jurisdiction, but shall not exceed the area actually served by the storm water, drainage, and flood control facilities designated in the Capital Improvements Plan and shall not extend across watershed boundaries.

For the facilitation of Utility Impact Fees, the City of McKinney identifies its corporate boundaries and extraterritorial jurisdiction as one service area.

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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?