Impact Fee Ordinance

In 2014, The City of Cleburne contracted with Freese and Nichols, Inc., to prepare a Water, Wastewater, and Roadway Impact Fee Study containing land use assumptions, water, wastewater, and roadway capital improvements plans, and calculations of the water, wastewater and roadway impact fees.

On February 13, 2018, City Council approved Ordinance OR02-2018-10 adopting the new Impact Fee Ordinance for the City of Cleburne. This action included the adoption of land use assumptions for the City, adopting Water, Wastewater, and Roadway Capital Improvements Plans, adopting Water, Wastewater, and Roadway Impact Fees, and adopting Assessment and Collection Rates for water, wastewater, and roadway impact fees.

Download the Draft Impact Fee Study 

Download Ordinance OR02-2018-10  

Download Freese and Nichols, Inc. Presentation to City Council

Example of Impact Fees for Single Family Residential Home

NOTICE:

Temporary Exemption

Properties that receive final plat approval on or after February 13, 2018, and before July 1, 2018, will not be assessed impact fees if a valid building permit is issued before July 1, 2018.

Effective July 1, 2018, Cleburne will be collecting roadway, water, and wastewater impact fees for all new building permits for properties that received final plat approval on or after February 13, 2018.







One Year Exemption

Properties that receive final plat approval before February 13, 2018, will not be assessed impact fees if a valid building permit is issued within one (1) year of the effective date of this Ordinance (February 13, 2018). 

If a building permit issued between February 13, 2018, and February 13, 2019, subsequently expires, and no new application is made and approved within such period, the new development shall be subject to the payment of the impact fees adopted in this Ordinance.

Effective February 14, 2019, Cleburne will be collecting roadway, water and wastewater impact fees for all new building permits.


Purpose of Impact Fee Ordinance:

The City of Cleburne shall begin to assess water, wastewater, and roadway impact fees in accordance with Chapter 395 of the Texas Local Government Code (TLGC). An impact fee is a charge or assessment imposed by a City on new development in order to generate revenue for funding or recouping the costs of capital improvements or facility expansions necessitated by and attributable to new development. 

Please note that impact fees may only be used to construct new capital improvements or to expand existing capital improvements, and may not be used for repairs, maintenance, or modernization of existing capital improvements. Impact fees are charged at the time of building permit for new construction.

TLGC Chapter 395 details the procedures used to determine impact fees. First, land use assumptions must be prepared that forecast how residential and employment populations and land uses will change over a 10-year period. These land use assumptions are converted into service units, which are standardized measures of consumption or use, of water, wastewater, and roadway facilities. Once these demands for facilities are determined, capital improvement plans are prepared that identify the supply of new water, wastewater, and roadway facilities necessary to satisfy the demands attributable to growth. The maximum impact fees are then determined by dividing the projected costs for new capital improvements divided by the number of service units.

The City of Cleburne contracted with Freese and Nichols, Inc., to prepare a Water, Wastewater, and Roadway Impact Fee Study containing land use assumptions, water, wastewater, and roadway capital improvements plans, and calculations of the maximum water, wastewater and roadway impact fees.

The TLGC requires that the land use assumptions, capital improvement plans and maximum impact fee calculations be reviewed by a Capital Improvements Advisory Committee (CIAC). For Cleburne, as similar to most cities, the Planning and Zoning Commission serves as the CIAC with the addition of one member representing the population within the City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). The CIAC reviewed the potential amendments to the land use assumptions and capital improvements plans, and impact fee calculations.

 The adopted land use assumptions, capital improvement plans, and maximum impact fee calculations within the Water, Wastewater, and Roadway Impact Fee Study comply with the requirements of Chapter 395 of the TLGC.

No building permit shall be issued or water or wastewater connection allowed until all impact fees have been paid to the City.  

 Impact fees shall be collected at the time of issuance of the building permit or, for property outside the city limits, at the time an application for connection to the City’s water or wastewater system is filed.  


Roadway Impact Fees:

A fee shall be charged against new development in the city limits within the respective roadway service areas. The maximum assessable roadway impact fee per service unit for each service area and the roadway impact fee collection rate per service unit for each service area are as follows:


Service Area
Maximum Assessable Roadway Impact Fee Per Service Unit
Roadway Impact Fee Collection Rate Per Service Unit 

1, 7, 8, 9

$0.00

$0.00

2

$171.00

$171.00

3

$1,164.00

$437.00

4

$898.00

$437.00

5

$1,178

$437.00

6

$958.00

$437.00


Roadway Service Area Map

Calculation of Roadway Impact Fees.  The service unit measurement is stated in vehicle-miles.  A development unit is equal to one single-family or multi-family dwelling unit or 1,000 square feet of gross floor area for non-residential uses.  Gross floor area includes the square feet of each floor of a building.  The City shall identify the service area in which the new development is located and classify the development into one of the categories in the Service Unit Equivalency Table, set forth below.  The number of development units for the development is calculated and multiplied by the vehicle-miles per development unit set forth in the Service Unit Equivalency Table to give the total vehicle-miles for the development.  The total vehicle-miles for the development is multiplied by the current collected roadway impact fee per service unit for the corresponding service area.  The result is the total roadway impact fee for the development.

ITE Land Use
Development Unit
Total Service Units 
(Veh-mi/Dev Unit)

Residential



Single-family detached housing

DU

4.38

Apartment

DU

2.71

Residential Condominium / Townhouse

DU

2.28

Senior Adult Housing - Detached

DU

1.09

Continuing Care Retirement Community

DU

0.64




Office



General Office

1000 sq. ft.

5.73

Corporate Headquarters Bldg

1000 sq. ft.

6.70

Medical-Dental Office

1000 sq. ft.

13.34

U.S. Post Office

1000 sq. ft.

35.95

Research and Development Center

1000 sq. ft.

5.08

Business Park

1000 sq. ft.

5.99




Commercial / Retail



Hotel

Rooms

1.00

All Suites Hotel

Rooms

0.66

Motel

Rooms

0.78

Movie Theater with Matinee

Screens

22.69

Building Materials and Lumber Store

1000 sq. ft.

1.50

Free standing Discount Superstore

1000 sq. ft.

4.99

Variety Store

1000 sq. ft.

10.86

Specialty Retail Center

1000 sq. ft.

0.99

Hardware/Paint Store

1000 sq. ft.

0.99

Garden Center

1000 sq. ft.

7.30

Nursery (Wholesale)

1000 sq. ft.

4.08

Shopping Center

1000 sq. ft.

3.35

Automobile Sales

1000 sq. ft.

2.81

Auto Parts Sales

1000 sq. ft.

2.42

Tire Store

1000 sq. ft.

4.24

Tire Superstore

1000 sq. ft.

2.16

Super market

1000 sq. ft.

1.82

Convenience Market with Gasoline Pumps

Fueling Positions

1.49

Discount Club

1000 sq. ft.

3.85

Home Improvement Superstore

1000 sq. ft.

1.02

Electronic Superstore

1000 sq. ft.

1.71

Toy Superstore

1000 sq. ft.

9.24

Apparel Store

1000 sq. ft.

5.19

Arts and Crafts Store

1000 sq. ft.

5.71

Pharmacy with drive thru

1000 sq. ft.

1.58

Furniture Store

1000 sq. ft.

0.13

DVD/Video Rental Store

1000 sq. ft.

4.20

Bank with Drive Thru

1000 sq. ft.

6.99

Quality Restaurant

1000 sq. ft.

3.26

Restaurant

1000 sq. ft.

4.83

Fast food with drive thru

1000 sq. ft.

12.32

Quick Lubrication Vehicle Stop

Serving Positions

2.67

Automotive Care Center

1000 sq. ft.

5.60

Gas/Service Station with Convenience Market

Fueling Positions

1.22




Light Industrial



General Light Industrial

1000 sq. ft.

3.86

Industrial Park

1000 sq. ft.

3.38

Manufacturing

1000 sq. ft.

3.00

Mini Warehouse (Self Storage)

1000 sq. ft.

0.66

Utilities

1000 sq. ft.

3.02




Public / Institutional



Middle/Jr high school

1000 sq. ft.

1.43

High School

1000 sq. ft.

1.55

Private School (K-8)

Students

0.99

Jr. / Community College

Students

0.20

Church

1000 sq. ft.

0.53

Day Care Center

Students

0.53


Water and Wastewater Impact Fees:

A fee shall be charged against new development in the city or its extraterritorial jurisdiction within the respective water and wastewater service areas.  The fee shall be assessed and collected at rates based on the water meter size.  The maximum assessable water and wastewater impact fees are in an amount equal to the amounts set forth in the table below multiplied by a factor of two.  The water and wastewater impact fees shall be collected only in the following amounts:

Meter Size (Type)
Water 
Wastewater
Service Unit Equivalent

¾” (Multijet)

$1,358.00

$1,821.00

1.0

1” (Multijet)

$1,901.20

$2,549.40

1.4

1 ½” (Multijet)

$3,802.40

$5,098.80

2.8

2” (Multijet)

$5,432.00

$7,284.00

4.0

3” (Compound)

$17,382.40

$23,308.80

12.8

4” (Compound)

$27,160.00

$36,420.00

20.0

6” (Compound)

$54,320.00

$72,840.00

40.0

6” (Turbine)

$67,900.00

$91,050.00

50.0

8” (Compound)

$86,912.00

$116,544.00

64.0

8” (Turbine)

$130,368.00

$174,816.00

96.0


Water Service Area Map

Wastewater Service Area Map

For questions and more information about the Impact Fee Ordinance, please contact the Public Works Department: Phone: (817) 645-0942