What are Utility Impact Fees?
A Utility Impact Fee is a charge imposed against new development in order to generate revenue for funding or recouping the costs of capital improvements or facility expansions necessitated by and attributable to the new development.

Utility impact fees help pay the cost of building or expanding facilities in order to provide the adequate service that a new development requires.

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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?