Commercial Impact Fees provide one way to help ensure that existing residents will not bear the cost of new facilities required by the new development. This type of development will be assessed the Road, Fire, Law Enforcement Impact Fees (School and Parks - Multifamily Projects).
- After plans are reviewed by the Building and Safety Division, the plans reviewer will forward a project fee sheet along with the Building application for Impact Fee review.
- Note: Application must indicate any existing structures, demolition permits, developer credits (if applicable).
- The Impact Fees office is to add all applicable impact fees and credits to project:
- Law, Fire, Road, School and Parks (Multifamily Projects).
- Law, Fire & Roads (commercial, industrial, institutional, professional structures).
- Credit letter differences (if applicable). Concurrency verification.
- Demolition credits (if applicable).
- Previous use credits.
- According to the Orange County Impact Fee ordinance, all calculations will be assessed at the rate in effect on the date of the issuance of the building permit.
- Impact Fee Administrator is to attach Credit Letter (if applicable) to Building application.
- Impact fees may be deferred on a commercial project with a valuation over one million dollars ($1,000,000.00), as acknowledged on the building permit application(s). The customer is to fill out a Deferred Impact Fee Program Application. Impact fees may be deferred until prior to authorization of pre-power or issuance of a certificate of occupancy (whichever occurs first). The Permit Analyst is to place a recorded lien notice for non-payment of impact fees will be placed on the property until all fees have been paid in full (except for Certified Affordable Housing projects).