How will the fees collected be used?
All impact fees collected must by law be kept in a fund separate from other County monies and can only be spent on new capital facilities made necessary by new developments in the County. They cannot be used to pay for operations or for past deficiencies. The capital items identified by the RPI study were impacted roads ($330 million), justice center ($7.8 million), and administrative facilities ($5.7 million).

There are additional capital items, such as schools, hospitals and items for each municipality which are not included in the RPI study or the impact fees, but which are very real needs. The impact fee cannot be expected to pay 100% of the cost of the impacts on County infrastructure. By law the County will have to pay for a portion of the impact through existing sources, such as property taxes, severance taxes and mineral leasing funds.

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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?