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City Impact Fees

UPCOMING Impact Fee Rate Changes
Includes moratorium information on County Impact Fees extended to December 31, 2015, as well as information regarding an increase to the County School Impact Fee on August 1, 2015.

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 Studies:

2013 - 2015 DRAFT Studies

Impact Fee Update Study: Fire & Law Enforcement (Draft)

Impact Fee Update Study: Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Facilities (Draft)

Impact Fee Update Study: Multi-Modal Transportation (Draft)

Related Proposed Impact Fee Ordinances

Proposed Ordinance 15-050 for Transportation Impact Fee

Proposed Ordinance 15-051 for Fire Protection, Law Enforcement, Parks, Recreation & Library Impact Fees

2009 - 2010 Studies

2010 Impact Fee Update Study: Parks & Recreation

2010 Impact Fee Update Study: Fire Protection & Law Enforcement

2010 Impact Fee Update Study Executive Summary:
Parks & Recreation

2010 Impact Fee Update Study Executive Summary:
Fire Protection & Law Enforcement

Impact Fee Study PowerPoint Presentation

2009 Impact Fee Study for Transportation (Based on Polk County)

City Impact Fee Ordinances:

Fire, Law and Parks & Recreation - Ordinance 5173

Transportation - Ordinances 4999 & 5087

County Impact Fee Ordinance:

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