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City Impact Fees

UPCOMING Impact Fee Rate Changes
Includes information on County Impact Fees being reinstated on January 1, 2016, as well as changes to the City Impact Fees also going into effect on January 1, 2016. After reviewing the fee rate changes, you may contact 863-834-6011 to verify the effect it may have on a particular project.

CURRENT City of Lakeland and Polk County Impact Fee Schedules

For information regarding Water and Wastewater Impact Fees contact the Water Utilities Department.

Impact Fee Incentives:

Core Improvement Area Map & Impact Fee Exemptions
Effective January 2008. The Core Improvement Area allows for the exemption of all County and City impact fees, excluding water and wastewater.  The "Core" includes the Downtown Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), the Dixieland CRA and some portions of the Mid Town CRA, as well as all of Lakeland's designated Historic Districts.

Economic Development Impact Fee Mitigation Program
Effective November 2010. A reduction of impact fees to encourage quality job growth in targeted businesses. 

Polk County Impact Fee Programs
Exemption, Reduction, and Deferral Programs of Polk County Impact fees.  (Note: There is a moratorium on County Impact Fees until December 31, 2015, except on the School Facilities Impact Fee.)

These documents are for information purposes only. They are amended and kept up to date to the best of our ability. Recently adopted amendments may not be reflected in this online code.

Impact Fee 2013- 2015 Studies:

Impact Fee Update Study: Fire & Law Enforcement

Impact Fee Update Study: Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Facilities

Impact Fee Update Study: Multi-Modal Transportation


Impact Fee Project Calculation Examples:

Example of single family, multi-family, restaurant, and warehouse project types
This document provides a comparsion of current and future impact fee schedules.

City Impact Fee Ordinances:

Fire, Law and Parks & Recreation - Ordinance 5536

Transportation - Ordinance 5535

County Impact Fee Study and Ordinance:

Polk County Ordinance: 2015-014 - Adopted Fee Study and Schedule