Modifying Time Of Payment for Utility Impact Fees
Modifying Time of Payment for Utility Impact Fees
City of Palm Bay
The Palm Bay Utilities Department met a challenge when developers were not required to pay utility connection fees until a residential building permit was pulled. The city was often responsible for providing water and wastewater capacity long before any capital impact fees were collected. The City sought to modify this by requiring 25-percent payment of all impact fees when the permit application gains Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) approval. The remaining 75 percent of the fees are due within five days of approval of the final plat. This only affects residential projects with 100 or more equivalent residential connections.