The City of Orlando collects transportation, sewer and school impact fees. Commercial projects are assessed transportation and sewer impact fees and residential projects are assessed transportation, sewer and school impact fees.
Below is a breakdown of each impact fee and how it is calculated.
Transportation Impact Fee
**Effective March 1, 2018, Transportation Impact Fees will increase in the City of Orlando. The new rates and categories will affect building permits for new buildings, additions and change of uses. Permits issued on or after March 1, 2018 will be assessed using the new rates. Transportation Impact fees are assessed by the City of Orlando Transportation Department to improve and expand the City’s transportation network.**
Transportation Impact Fees are calculated based on the square footage of the use and the location of the business within the City limits.
Below is a list of “common” uses and their associated transportation impact fee rates:
|Type of Use||Square Footage||Location in the City||Rate||Total Owed|
|General Office Use||2,000 sq. ft.||City Other||$4,237||$7,626.60|
|Medical/Dental Office||3,500 sq. ft.||City Other||$11,919||$37,544.85|
|Restaurant||2,500 sq. ft.||City Other||$18,821||$42,347.25|
|General Retail||1,800 sq. ft.||City Other||$6,265||$10,149.30|
|Warehousing||20,000 sq. ft.||City Other||$1,130||$20,340|
|Daycare||5,000 sq. ft.||City Other||$7,196||$32,382|
For more information on Transportation Impact Fees and to view the rate schedule, please visit the Transportation Planning Division.
Sewer Impact Fee
Sewer Impact Fees are collected for commercial and residential development. Most sewer impact fee calculations are based on plumbing fixtures.
There are certain uses that have specific rates (shown below) and are calculated by certain units, not plumbing fixtures.
|Single Family Residential||1 unit||X||250||X||$10.15||$2,537.50|
|Multi-family Residential||1 unit||X||190||X||$10.15||$1,928.50|
|Eating & Drinking Establishment|
|– Indoor Seat||1 seat||X||24||X||$10.15||$243.60|
|– Covered Outdoor Seat||1 seat||X||18||X||$10.15||$182.70|
|– Uncovered Outdoor Seat||1 seat||X||9||X||$10.15||$91.35|
|Group Homes/Nursing Homes||1 bed||X||70||X||$10.15||$710.05|
|Daycare Centers/Schools||1 student & 1 staff||X||13.5||X||$10.15||$274.05|
If the business is “take-out” only and contains no seating, the Sewer Benefit Fee is calculated using the plumbing fixtures.
**Sewer impact fees require “as built” drawings in order to document existing sewer capacity for future impact fee credits.
School Impact Fee
School Impact Fees are assessed by Orange County Public Schools and collected by the City of Orlando Permitting Division for any new construction of single family, multi family and mobile home development.
Orange County Public School Impact Fee Rates:
|Single-family residential||per unit||$8,784|
|Multi-family residential||per unit||$5,919|
|Mobile home||per unit||$6,088|
Park Impact Fee
Park Impact Fees are collected for any new construction of residential development.
|Single-family residential||per unit||$966|
|Multi-family residential |
(includes duplex or townhome)