At the April 14, 2015 meeting of the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners, the Board took action to introduce a new impact fee schedule. The new fees are based on studies completed to assess the cost of each new structure being built in the County.
Recognizing the importance of balancing the need to adequately fund infrastructure with the need to keep Charlotte County competitive in terms of fees paid by potential residents, developers and investors, the Commissioners voted to adopt new impact fees at 40 percent of those recommended by the technical studies. These new fees are to become effective on July 15, 2015 and will apply to any permit applications made on or after that date. The impact fee schedule and more information is available online at www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov
– click Impact Fees in the Hot Topics list on the left. The new impact fee schedule may also be found at the following link: Impact Fee Schedule - Effective Date July 15th 2015
The Commissioners also recognized the lead time involved in construction projects, particularly those involving commercial uses. Therefore, staff was instructed to develop a pre-payment program for commercial structures only that will allow potential developers to pre-pay impact fees and lock in rates in effect today. This program will be launched on April 24, 2015 and will only be available up until close of business on July 14, 2015.
For more information about the impact fees or the pre-payment program, please contact Shaun Cullinan, Planning & Zoning Official, by phone at 941.743.1922 or email at Shaun.Cullinan@CharlotteCountyFL.gov