As of December 15, 2016, per Resolution 16-454, on and after January 1, 2020, property in the unincorporated area of the county that receives a Land Use Approval either in a public hearing or administratively, is subject to the payment of Road Impact Fees.
Land Use Approval Definition: an approval or permit issued for a new use or structure on a parcel of property in unincorporated El Paso County that generates new trips for such parcel; examples include building permits, access permits, site plans, site development plans, special use approvals and variance of use approvals.
What doesn’t generate new trips?
- Window replacement, hot water heater installation, remodeling an existing home, building a deck or garage on an existing home, etc.
- If the property applying for the Land Use Approval has already paid its Road Impact Fee obligation, then it shall not have to pay again at the time of Land Use Approval.
- Temporary Uses as defined in the El Paso County Land Development Code.
- Those issued to reestablish a use or rebuild a structure that was destroyed or demolished and that legally existed at the time of such destruction or demolition.
Single-Family-Detached or Multi-Family residential Final Plats submitted on or after January 1, 2020:
- The Developer may elect to pay the Road Impact Fees prior to recording the Final Plat,
- May place the entire plat into one of the two Pubic Improvement Districts,
- Or defer payment until the time of subsequent Land Use Approval.
Fees for other land uses:
- Commercial buildings fees are triggered at Building Permit.
- Schools fees will likely be triggered by an access permit.