What are Impact Fees?

Chapter 395 of the Texas Local Government Code authorizes the assessment and collection of impact fees in Texas for transportation, water, and wastewater related capital improvements. Impact fees are a one-time charge assessed to new development to help fund roadway, water and/or sewer capital facilities necessitated by that new development. Impact fees are based on the anticipated demand for infrastructure that the new development creates and are assessed on any new development that increases service units. New development does not include pools, residential add-ons, or remodels and interior finishes.

Impact Fee Program

The City of Arlington adopted a new Impact Fee Program for roadways, water, and sewer on February 14, 2017. The new Impact Fee Program is effective on July 1, 2017.

For information on roadway impact fees on a specific development, please contact the Planning and Development Services Department at 817-459-6502.

For information on park development fees on a specific development, please see this informational flyer. For information about water or sewer impact fees on a specific development, please contact the Water Utilities Department at 817-459-6803.