Impact Fee Ordinance

The City of Cleburne collects roadway, water, and wastewater impact fees for all new building permits for properties that received final plat approval on or after Feb. 13, 2018. This went into effect on July 1, 2018. 

*Effective July 13, City Council has passed an update to impact fees. This update revised the boundaries of water and wastewater service area boundaries to match CCN boundaries, while also revising street impact fee service areas to match annexations that have taken place.  The ordinance amended was: TITLE XV: LAND USAGE, CHAPTER 158, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CLEBURNE. 

Purpose of Impact Fee Ordinance

An impact fee is a charge or assessment on new development in order to generate revenue for funding or recouping the costs of capital improvements or facility expansions attributable to new development.

On February 13, 2018, City Council approved Ordinance OR02-2018-10 adopting the new Impact Fee Ordinance for the city of Cleburne. Before these fees were authorized, the costs associated with expanding Cleburne’s facilities were borne by all of the customers. Now, through the use of impact fees, the developers who create the additional demand are paying a larger share of the cost of meeting that demand. This will ensure that those who place additional demand on the roadway, water, and wastewater systems help pay the costs required to meet that demand. 

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.

To calculate project impact fees view Ordinance OR02-2018-10


For questions and more information about the Impact Fee Ordinance, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-357-4457.