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The “Ins and Outs” of School Impact Fees

The “Ins and Outs” of School Impact Fees

January 22, 2018 by Steve Butler
Category: Impact Fees

For many jurisdictions, school impact fees are a potential but underutilized revenue source to help pay for public facilities. This post looks at these fees and the other factors local governments must consider before implementing any.  

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Sept. 1 Deadline Looming for Adoption of Your Impact Fee Deferral System

Sept. 1 Deadline Looming for Adoption of Your Impact Fee Deferral System

April 21, 2016 by Steve Butler
Category: Impact Fees

During the 2015 legislative session, the Washington State Legislature enacted a new law (ESB 5923) that requires counties, cities, and towns collecting impact fees to adopt a deferral system for new single-family detached and attached residential construction. This law gave local governments until September 1, 2016 to develop a deferral system that best meets statutory requirements and local objectives.

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Legislature Adopts Changes to Washington’s Impact Fee Law

Legislature Adopts Changes to Washington’s Impact Fee Law

July 7, 2015 by Steve Butler
Category: Impact Fees

An overview of the new legislation that requires Washington counties, cities, and towns to adopt a deferral system for the collection of impact fees for new single-family detached and attached residential construction.

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Super Staff Work: Comparison of Impact Fees

Super Staff Work: Comparison of Impact Fees

February 1, 2013 by Tracy Burrows
Category: Impact Fees

Call me crazy, but I get a real thrill out of reading an outstanding staff report. It's based on data! It lays out options! It gives a well-considered recommendation! I love it. A lot of us are in this business to give elected...

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