There are two City departments which are directly connected with the Development Impact Fees program. Finance/Budget Division administers the program (prepares the budgets and tracks all revenue/expenditure activity) and Planning and Development Services works directly with the developers to determine the Service Area and the total fee for the project based on its use and size within the designated Service Area.
Fees are assessed in all City of Tucson Service Areas. To determine your Service Area and your fee through the impact fee calculator, please click the link below to Planning and Development Services.
The City assesses a one-time fee on new development to help fund a proportionate share of the cost of infrastructure needed to serve that development. Impact fees are also assessed when there is an expansion of the development or a change in use that requires a higher service need. These fees are dedicated strictly to roads, parks, police, and fire services and are collected by the Planning and Development Services Department when building permits are issued.
To comply with changes in the State Law, modifications were made to the impact fees based on numerous public hearings, the Land Use Assumptions report, and various Infrastructure Improvements Plans reports. The revised reports were subsequently adopted by the Mayor and Council on August 5, 2014, Ordinance 11203 was adopted on October 9, 2014, and the new fees became effective December 23, 2014.
The latest Land Use Assumptions Report and Infrastructure Improvement Plan was adopted by Council in June of 2020 and went into effect August 20, 2020.
The link above provides general Impact Fee information, as well as an interactive map displaying revenues collected and project expenditures by location.
More Important Links:
To access information on how the fees were calculated, please click the link below for the Impact Fees Adoption Reports.
Impact Fees Adoption Reports
Biennial Audit FY 2019-2020
Jeffrey Whiting, Impact Fee Administrator (Jeffrey.Whiting@tucsonaz.gov) or 520-837-4123
City of Tucson
PO Box 27210
Tucson, AZ 85726-7210