Development Impact Fees

Notice of Public Hearing on Land Use Assumptions and Infrastructure Improvement Plan.
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The City of Surprise has experienced tremendous growth in past decades. To ensure new growth pays its proportionate share of infrastructure costs, development impact fees are collected by cities and towns to evenly and fairly distribute the burden of facility capacity to serve new development. These one-time charges are assessed to new development by local governments to recover the proportional cost of facilities benefiting new development based on specific calculations using standardized assessment schedules. Each development project pays a proportionate share of the cost of new infrastructure or necessary public services needed to support the new development.

Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) §9-463.05 provides a framework for cities and towns to assess, collect and administer development fees.

As required by law, the city of Surprise retained the services of an outside consultant to complete an update of the City’s development impact fees for compliance with the requirements of ARS 9-463.05. The following documents and timeframe outline the City’s process for updating and adopting new fees.

Currently Adopted Development Impact Fee Documents

Development Services Fee Schedule
2014 Development Impact Fee Study
2014 Land Use Assumptions (LUA)
2014 Infrastructure Improvement Plan (IIP)

Draft Update to Development Impact Fee Documents

2019 DRAFT Land Use Assumptions, Infrastructure Improvements Plan, and Development Fee Report

Adoption Process

  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Council Work Session: LUA and IIP, Publish LUA and IIP, Notice of Public Hearing
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Stakeholder Meeting 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Council Chambers
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Public Hearing: LUA and IIP
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - Council Work Session: Development Impact Fees
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - LUA and IIP adoption
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - Notice of Intent and Notice of Public Hearing - Development Impact Fees
  • TBD - Stakeholder Meeting
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - Public Hearing: Development Impact Fees
  • TBD - Stakeholder Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Development Impact Fees adoption
  • Monday, August 5, 2019 - Development Impact Fees effective