Development Impact Fees

Development Impact Fees for water infrastructure, wastewater infrastructure and water resources are assessed to contribute to costs associated with various infrastructure and necessary public service improvements that need to be expanded as a direct result of development within the City of Prescott. New development areas can require substantial investment and construction of capital facilities before or in conjunction with future development depending on the location of the development and existing infrastructure.

Since not all areas within the City have the same capital facility requirements, the City is divided into separate fee areas so that the fees charged in any one fee area pay only for infrastructure which provides a direct benefit to that particular fee area. For example: the Water System Impact Fee for Service Area ‘F'(SR69 corridor) funds only water system improvements that directly benefit that area. It does not fund water system improvements in Water System Impact Fee Service Area ‘J'(Copper Basin Road), which do not directly benefit from water system improvements in Water System Impact Fee for Service Area ‘F’. In addition, fees vary by infrastructure needs identified in the Infrastructure Improvement Plan (IIP) and growth potential.

Development Impact Fee Documents 2014

Proposed Non-Utility Land Use Assumptions and Infrastructure Improvement Plan 2018

Development Impact Fee Documents 2014

Development Impact Fee Process

Date Type Description Document
November 13, 2018 Council Workshop (1:00pm) Workshop on Land Use Assumptions (LUA)
and Infrastructure Improvement Plan (IIP)
November 13, 2018 Council Voting (3:00pm) Adoption of notice of intent, publishing LUA
and IIP, and set public hearing date
January 22, 2019 Council Voting (3:00pm) Public hearing on LUA and IIP
February 26, 2019 Council Workshop (1:00pm) Workshop on proposed development impact fees (DIF)
February 26, 2019 Council Voting (3:00pm) Adoption of LUA and IIP
Adoption of notice of intent, publish DIF
report and set public hearing on DIF
February 26, 2019 Public Workshop (6:00pm) Workshop on proposed development impact fees (DIF)
March 5, 2019 Public Workshop (6:00pm) Workshop on proposed development impact fees (DIF)
April 9, 2019 Council Voting (3:00pm) Public hearing on development impact fees
May 14, 2019 Council Voting (3:00pm) Adoption of development impact fees
August 1, 2019 Implementation of adopted development impact fees

CONTACT

  • Permitting
  • Katie Hein
  • Engineering Technician
  • City Hall

    201 S Cortez St

  • 928-777-1269

FAQ

  • Yes, but the amount of a Development Impact Fee will vary based on the location of the property and the infrastructure that is needed to bring water and sewer service to that location. Properties located in existing neighborhoods will generally see lesser Development Impact Fees. Use the on-line estimator to estimate the amount of Development Impact Fees to be paid by Clicking Here (this “Click Here” should take them to the Impact Fee Estimator)

  • Development Impact Fees are paid to offset costs to the City associated with providing necessary public services.

    The “Water Resource Development Fee” is used for the acquisition of additional water resources as identified in the Cities most recent “Infrastructure Improvement Plan”.

    The “Development Fees for Water System Impacts” is used for improvements related to water production, treatment, transmission and distribution system, such as tanks, water lines, pump stations and wells as identified in the most recent “Infrastructure Improvement Plan”.

    The “Development Fees for Wastewater System Impacts” is used for improvements related to the City’s wastewater treatment and collections system, such as the wastewater treatment plant, the water reclamation facility, sewer lines and lift stations, as identified in the most recent “Infrastructure Improvement Plan”.

  • City Council adopted Ordinance 4889-1427 that assesses impact fees for any new development. These fees help to pay for the infrastructure needed to serve new development.

NEWS

City Offices, Library Closed November 12, In Observance of Veterans Day Residential and Commercial Trash and Recyclables will be collected

Posted on November 6, 2018

City of Prescott Offices and Public Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day, on Monday, November 12, 2018.  Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, November 13. The City Solid Waste Division WILL BE collecting residential trash and recyclables… Read more »

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