**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 changes of use. 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 and are used to improve and expand the City’s transportation network.**
The City currently collects four impact fees on “residential land uses” and two impact fees on “commercial land uses” (transportation & sewer fees).
The Transportation Planning Division oversees the Transportation Impact Fee Ordinance (Chapter 56 of the Orlando City Code) in coordination with the Office of Permitting Services, which handles day-to-day collection of transportation impact fees.
Transportation Impact Fees are collected on development and growth within the City to assist in financing necessary improvements to and expansion of the City’s transportation network, which may include any number of multi-modal applications (roadway widening, multi-use trails, mass transit, sidewalks, etc.)
As a requirement of Section 56.21, Chapter 56 is reviewed by the Mayor and City Council at least every four years. This review includes the most recent data on trip generation rates, construction, and right-of-way costs, in conjunction with the current impact fee rates. The purpose of this review is to analyze the effects of inflation on the actual costs of transportation improvements to meet the City’s adopted Capital Improvements Program.
This year’s approved study findings resulted in a slight fee adjustment to the rates, the addition of new residential land use categories for townhouses and senior living facilities, and a reduction to the current Southeast Sector Traditional Neighborhood Design rates. The approved changes adopted by City Council shall go into effect on March 1, 2018.
Please click on the links below to view the Transportation Impact Fee Ordinance, rate schedule and coordinating impact fee benefit area map.
If you have any questions regarding Transportation Impact Fees, please email Nancy Ottini, Transportation Impact Fee Coordinator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407.246.3529.