Proposed Fee Changes

Public Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson will amend the Impact Fees Projects Plan to allocate additional impact fee proceeds to the Quincie Douglas and Silverlake Park Expansion Project.

Impact fees are charged to new development and are an important funding source to pay for growth-related infrastructure and facilities. The City of Tucson implemented arterial road and regional park impact fees in July 2005 to pay for capacity improvements to arterial roadways and regional parks. Impact fees cannot be used for ongoing expenses or maintenance effort, but rather must be used to construct new facilities or expand existing facilities.

Roads and parks impact fees are collected within five benefit districts and must be spent in the same district in which they are collected. The Central Business District currently has an excess of $3,351 in “Old” (prior to December 31, 2011) Impact Fee funding. Also there is an allocated and unspent amount of $382,534 in the Central Business District Reid Park Expansion Project. These funds are also considered to be from the “Old” Central Business District Impact Fee funding. The Department would like to reallocate all of the unallocated funds in the Central Business District in the amount of $3,351 and transfer funds from the Reid Park Expansion Project in the amount of $8,649 for a total $12,000

This additional funding will be used for the construction of a new lighted group picnic ramada, an ADA compliant drinking fountain, and ADA compliant pedestrian sidewalks, landscape and irrigation.

This Public Notice is in compliance with State Law as it relates to the issue of changing dollar amounts in the Impact Fee Project Plan:

A.R.S. 9-463.05 D.10. Notwithstanding the notice and hearing requirements for adoption of an infrastructure improvements plan, a municipality may amend an infrastructure improvements plan adopted pursuant to this section without a public hearing if the amendment addresses only elements of necessary public services in the existing infrastructure improvements plan and the changes to the plan will not, individually or cumulatively with other amendments adopted pursuant to this subsection, increase the level of service in the service area or cause a development fee increase of greater than five per cent when a new or modified development fee is assessed pursuant to this section. The municipality shall provide notice of any such amendment at least thirty days before adoption, shall post the amendment on its website or on the website of an association of cities and towns if the municipality does not have a website and shall provide notice to the advisory committee established pursuant to subsection G of this section that the amendment complies with this subsection.

The City of Tucson’s Impact Fee Projected Plan identifies the roads and parks projects that the City intends to fund with impact fee revenues over the next five years.  The list of projects can be obtained from the City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department, 201 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona, and is available on the Budget and Internal Audit web site at 

The City of Tucson held a public hearing on the Impact Fee projects Plan on February 6, 2007.  The Plan was approved by the Mayor and Council following the Public Hearing.  Approval of the Impact Fee Projects Plan following a public hearing is required before the city may spend impact fees, or via the 30 day process that is noted in A.R.S. 9-463.05 D.10. 

The Impact Fee Projects Plan for Parks includes 31 projects that add capacity to regional parks and add new park facilities.  Included are the addition of ball fields and lighting of ball fields, construction of linear parks, expanding recreation centers, and adding new parks.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Vogelsberg at (520) 837-4926.

Título del documento: Notificación Pública

AVISO POR ESTE MEDIO anuncia que el Alcalde y el Consejo de la Ciudad de Tucson enmendarán el Plan de Proyectos con Honorarios de Impacto para alocar fondos adicionales recaudado de los honorarios de impacto al proyecto de expansión para Quincie Douglas y Parque Silverlake

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Public Notice

Notice of Intent - Increase Business License Fee

Pursuant to A.R.S. Section 9-499.15, the City of Tucson is required to provide at least a sixty (60) day notice of a proposed fee increase prior to the date that Mayor and Council is to approve or disapprove the proposal. 

On or after June 3, 2014, the Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson will consider the approval of an increase in the annual business license fee from $45 to $50 and set the Municipal Tax License at $20.

Public Notice

Rate Increase for Parking Meters

A Mayor and Council-approved rate increase for Parking Meters in Downtown Tucson will take effect on April 1.

The increase will raise rates by 50 cents per hour to $1.00 per hour. The hours and days of enforcement (paid parking) will not change. Rates will be in effect Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. City of Tucson meters around the UA campus are not affected. 

Public Notice - posted March 26, 2014 - 60 day Notice

Proposed Rate Changes – Environmental Services Department

Sec. 15-33.2. Commercial fee schedules.

  • Adding new Commercial Service – 300 gallon recycle APC - $53.00 Per Month

Sec. 15-34.7. Disposal services fee schedule. Los Reales Landfill and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) changes.

  • Adding new Rate/Fee for large carcass disposal (Horse, cattle) disposal @ Los Reales Landfill - $75.00 per Ton, $75.00 minimum
  • HHW non-City Rate: Increased to $10.00 (from $5.00)
  • Paint Prices City residents: $20 for White (formerly $15), $15 for Non-White (formerly $10.00)
  • Paint Prices Non-City Residents: $25 White (New Rate), $20 Non-white (New Rate)