Road impact fees updated

Road impact fees
Development type Square feet Fee
East benefit area South and north benefit areas
Residential (per dwelling by square feet of finished floor areas)
Residential 900 or less $726 $486
901 to 1,400 $1,474 $986
1,401 to 1,900 $1,988 $1,332
1,901 to 2,400 $2,385 $1,598
2,401 and greater $2,703 $1,811
Non-residential (per 1,000 square feet of floor area)
Industrial per 1,000 sq. ft. $564 $379
Commercial per 1,000 sq. ft. $3,766 $2,523
Institutional per 1,000 sq. ft. $1,505 $1,008
Office & other services per 1,000 sq. ft. $1,630 $1,092

Service area map          Road impact fee calculator

Garfield County has updated its road impact fees, which will include non-residential development beginning in 2017. It’s the first such update since the county began collecting the fees in 1997.

The county will still collect road impact fees for residential development, but now also include non-residential projects, such as commercial, industrial, and office uses. The changes take effect on Jan. 1, 2017.

The fees are collected on new construction within a specific area in the county – north, south, or east benefit district – and includes areas within six miles of an incorporated municipality, or within one mile of a primary snow plow route. The fees collected in a service area can only be spent for system improvements within that area.

Anyone seeking a building permit from the county that is within one of these districts should be aware of this change in fee structure, as well as the expansion of the fees to include non-residential development.

Any questions should be directed to the Garfield County Community Development Department at (970) 945-8212.