DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES


What are Development Impact Fees? 

A development impact fee is a one-time fee that is imposed by a local government or jurisdiction on a new building development to pay for all or a portion of the costs of providing public services to the new development. These fees contribute to capital improvements necessary to provide Police, Parks, Streets, Fire, Sewer, Water, and Pressurized services in the City of Nampa.

Background: 

Idaho Cities, Counties, and Fire Districts are responsible for providing numerous services to the citizens living within their jurisdiction. As population increases within a jurisdiction, the cost of providing those services increases due to growth-related impacts:

  • Expanded area where services need to be provided growth is occurring
  • Increases demand for Police, Parks, Streets, Fire, Sewer, Water, and Pressurized Irrigation services
  • Decreased capacity within the current system providing these services

One of the tools the Idaho Legislature has granted local communities to offset the increase n costs due to growth-related development is through Development Impact Fees. The City of Nampa collects fees for the capital improvements necessary to provide Police, Parks, Streets, Fire, Sewer, Water, and Pressurized Irrigation services for growth-related residential and commercial building permits.

Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee

The development impact fee advisory committee (DIFAC) shall be composed of five or seven members appointed by city council for a two-year term, all of whom shall reside within Nampa city limits while serving on the DIFAC. Any current member of the DIFAC that resides outside city limits may remain to complete their current term but may not be re-appointed unless their residence moves into city limits.

  1. Two or more members shall be active in the business of development, building, or real estate. Two or more members shall not be in the business of development, building, or real estate. However, a majority of the appointed members must not be active in the business of development, construction, or real estate.
  2. Employees or officials acting in their official capacity for a governmental entity may not be appointed as members of the committee.
  3. Any member of the committee who is properly qualified to serve at the time of appointment shall be permitted to remain on the committee regardless of any subsequent modifications to the ordinance that would otherwise make that member ineligible to serve.

 The Committee serves in an advisory capacity and has been established to assist the City in:

  • Adopting land use assumptions
  • Advise the Mayor and Council of the need to update or revise land use assumptions, capital improvements plan and development impact fees
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the capital improvement plan
  • Review the capital improvements plan

Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee Members



Impact Fee Advisory Committee Agenda & Minutes



Development Impact Fee Schedule, Reports, and Ordinance Information

 

Development impact fees are assessed and collected prior to issuing a building permit for a new residence, new multifamily residential building or new commercial building. Below are links to the current development impact fee schedule, reports and city ordinance.

If the city determines that a proposed development generates extraordinary impacts that result in extraordinary costs that are in excess of the fees calculated by the adopted fee schedule, the city will notify the fee payer of such determination and requirement for an individualized fee assessment per Ordinance Section 3-7-5-C-5; Extraordinary Impacts. 

 

If you have questions regarding impact fees or would like to request a fee estimate; please call our office at (208) 468-5435 or use the contact form.