Development Impact Fees

On December 6th, 2022, the City of Tucson Mayor and Council approved the amendment of the Infrastructure Improvement Plan (IIP) project list to better detail the anticipated impact fee eligible projects and their associated project limits by Service Category and Service Area, in accordance with state law (A.R.S. § 9-463.05). This amendment to the IIP project list serves to only address elements of necessary public services and does not increase the level of service (LOS) in any Service Area or cause a development fee increase. You can find the current, amended IIP list list by clicking here: Infrastructure Improvement Plan.  

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.


Impact Fee Story Board Page

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:

Frequently Asked Questions

Impact Fee Glossary

Refund Request Form

To access information on how the fees were calculated, please click the link below for the Impact Fees Adoption Reports.


Projects that Include Impact Funding

Impact Fees Adoption Reports

Biennial Audit FY 2015-2016
Biennial Audit FY 2017-2018

Biennial Audit FY 2019-2020

Monthly Reports

Impact Fees Year-to-Date Summaries - September 2022

Annual Reports

Annual Development Impact Fees Report FY 2022

Annual Development Impact Fees Report FY 2021

Annual Development Impact Fees Report FY 2020

Annual Development Impact Fees Report FY 2019

Annual Development Impact Fees Report FY 2018

Annual Development Impact Fees Report FY 2017 

Annual Development Impact Fees Report FY 2016 

Annual Development Impact Fees Report FY 2015 

Adopted Development Impact Fee Regulation (Ordinance No. 11203 adopted October 9, 2014)

State Statute ARS 9-463.05

Contact Us: 

Impact Fee Administrator

City of Tucson

PO Box 27210

Tucson, AZ  85726-7210