The Application and Use of Impact Fees: Legal Issues

by Charles L. Siemon, Siemon Larsen & Marsh, headquartered, Chicago, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Site Impact Traffic Assessment: Problems and Solutions

Abstract: Local governments in the United States are empowered, in varying degrees to regulate land use and to provide adequate public facilities to serve new growth. To meet the substantial costs of providing new roads to serve new growth, local governments are requiring developers to contribute land or fees to pay a proportionate cost of the impact of the proposed development on their transportation systems.Road impact fees are charged to new development to pay for the cost of improving roads to serve the additional traffic generated by the new development. Author describes the application and use of impact fees.

Subject Headings: Fees | Legal affairs | Traffic signals | Traffic surveys | Traffic analysis | Highways and roads | Land use | Public buildings | Local government | North America | United States

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