Adopted Impact Fees

Effective Date Of Impact Fees: June 1, 2021

Under Ordinance 2020-793(PDF, 5MB), the City of Waco established Water, Wastewater, and Roadway Impact Fees. These Impact Fees are intended to assure adequate public facilities to serve new development in the City by requiring each such development to pay a share of the costs of new infrastructure needs created by that development. These fees do not replace platting obligations for public improvements required by City Code, although certain regionally-significant improvements identified on Council-adopted Capital Improvement Plans may receive credits against Impact Fees owed.

ROADWAY IMPACT FEES(PDF, 489KB) are based on projected traffic generation, land use type, and service areas (1-11)(PDF, 1MB). Service areas 5 and 8 have no Roadway Impact Fees. Roadway Impact Fees only apply to development within the city limits of Waco.

WATER AND WASTEWATER IMPACT FEES(PDF, 72KB) are based on the size of the meter. Water fees are assessed for both domestic and irrigation meters, and wastewater fees are assessed for domestic meters only. Water and Wastewater Impact Fees apply to development in both the exterritorial jurisdiction and city limits of Waco. See water and wastewater service area maps(PDF, 1MB).

FOR DEVELOPMENTS THAT RECEIVED PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL BEFORE November 15, 2020: Impact Fees collection will be phased in based on the following timeline and collection schedule:

  • (1) June 2021: 20% of impact fee after application of credits
  • (2) June 2022: 40% of impact fee after application of credits
  • (3) June 2023: 60% of impact fee after application of credits
  • (4) June 2024: 80% of impact fee after application of credits
  • (5) June 2025: 100% of impact fee after application of credits

FOR DEVELOPMENTS THAT RECEIVED FINAL PLAT APPROVAL BEFORE JUNE 1, 2021: Impact Fees will not be collected on any building permit issued before June 1, 2023. Any building permits issued after May 31, 2023 will be subject to the collection of Impact Fees.

Applicable Impact Fees Are Collected At Time Of Building Permit

Note: Refer to Impact Fee Ordinance Guide(PDF, 1MB) for Impact Fee phasing, exemptions, and reductions.