How will the impact fee work?
The impact fee is a one time fee, not an ongoing fee or tax. It is imposed on new construction or development occurring in the unincorporated area of Rio Blanco County. The fee will be assessed at the permitting stage of a project. Impact fees collected must be held in a special account and can only be used to pay for capital facilities made necessary by the new development.

The impact fees cannot be used for maintenance and repair of existing capital facilities. For example, impact fees cannot be used to patch a road, but they can be used to build a new road or upgrade a road from County specifications to State specifications so it can withstand the heavy truck traffic.

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1. How will the impact fee work?
2. What will be subject to the impact fee?
3. What will not be subject to the impact fee?
4. When does the new impact fee actually go into effect?
5. How will the fees collected be used?
6. How would this work for a new industrial facility, for example a gravel pit?
7. How are the impact fees calculated for projects that do not have a given amount in the fee schedule?
8. How was the affordable housing level of $250,000 determined?
9. Can fees (i.e. impact fees, Temporary Use Permit) fees, etc be sent in on one check?
10. Where should we send the check?
11. If we are doing a re-entry on a well, will we owe new impact fees?
12. If we put an impact fee toward a specific well and end up not drilling the well, will our fee be refunded?
13. Are impact fees due on Temporary Living Quarters (TLQ) permits?
14. When are the fees due?
15. Does a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) expire? Does a Special Use Permit (SUP) expire?
16. Where can I get more details on the impact fee?