2020 Impact Fee Update

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Impact fees are a one-time fee by a local government on a new or proposed development project to pay for all or a portion of the costs of providing public services to the new development.  In 2019, the Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee was re-established. The committee is evaluating adopting the completed 2017 Development Impact Fee Study with minor edits to update the program after 26 years. In parallel, staff is leading an effort to improve program administration and transparency. This is Phase I of the effort. 

Phase II will evaluate a more holistic modernization of the program after making management, administration, and fee level updates, and focus on tackling policy issues tied to the program related to technology, affordable housing, and strategic use of exemptions.

The City of Atlanta has launched a survey as part of its effort to update the Development Impact Fee Program, which has not been updated since 1993.  

2020 Study Presentations

2020 Impact Fee Study Draft
2020 Impact Fee Study Executive Summary
Impact Fee 2017 Study Survey Summary Results 

May DIFAC Working Session 
March 12, 2020 Presentation





 We are seeking public feedback on the 2020 Impact Fee Study.  We greatly appreciate your feedback on the program and guidance on how to make improvements as we go forward. 2020 Development Impact Fee Update Survey


We look forward to receiving your feedback and working with you to update the City of Atlanta's Impact Fee Program. If you have any issues or questions, please email COAImpactFees@atlantaga.gov.  


The current health crisis has impacted our original schedule, but our work is continuing. Please check back for updates on the next Development Advisory Impact Fee Committee meeting. 


Background Past Presentations Responses

2017 Impact Fee Study
2017 Executive Technical Summary
2010 Impact Fee Study
1993 Impact Fee Study

December DIFAC Working Session
Impact Fee Presentation CDHS

Central Atlanta Progress
Council for Quality Growth


Proposed Adoption Schedule

Proposed Timeline

DIFAC Cancellation

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