Impact Fees

Mission: The Impact Fee Program exists to finance the cost of new roads, parks, fire services and schools necessitated by new development activity within Volusia County. Program team members are committed to educating and navigating our customers through the impact fee review process while accurately assessing fees in a timely fashion.

VOLUSIA COUNTY THOROUGHFARE ROAD
IMPACT FEE UPDATE
Road Impact Fee Study
Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

Volusia County Council authorized Duncan and Associates to conduct a study in order to update the thoroughfare road impact fee in 2015.  On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the Volusia County Council directed the staff to conduct a series of public information session at four locations throughout Volusia County.  The following are facts and background on an impact fee and the process for adoption of the updated fee.

  • What is a thoroughfare road impact fee?

Volusia County uses an impact fee to assess new development for the additional traffic added to the County's thoroughfare road network. The fee has to equal the cost of providing the additional services needed to accommodate the additional homes or non-residential buildings.

  • What can a thoroughfare road impact fee be used for?

A thoroughfare road impact fee can only be used to expand capacity of the county’s thoroughfare road system. The fee can be used to widen existing roads or construct new roads that are on the county thoroughfare road system. View the thoroughfare road system map. A thoroughfare roads impact fee cannot be used for local streets or repairs of existing roads.

  • How does Volusia County calculate the thoroughfare road impact fee that is charged?

Volusia County uses a “consumption-based” method of calculating an impact fee. This means that there is a cost per new lane mile based on existing information.  This cost is applied to the individual home or building based on the type of business.  The updated study provides all of the data and calculations used to establish the fee charged to the different land uses.

  • How can I get a copy of the study?

Click here to view a copy of the study.

  • Can I provide comments to the County Council about the recommendations of the impact fee study?

Yes, there are several ways to provide your comments to the County Council members:

  • Fill out the impact fee comment form
  • Send an email to impactfees@volusia.org
    Please be aware that emails to this address will become public record and cannot be considered anonymous or private.
  • Attend an information meeting.
     
  • What are the next steps?

Volusia County staff will be holding the informational sessions to allow for additional public review and comments. The last session will be held October 30, 2018. Staff will compile and present the public comments and questions to the County Council.  The goal is to have this information thoroughly reviewed and presented to the County Council as soon as it is ready. The County Council will then direct staff to follow through with the recommendations of the study or develop an alternative that is consistent with the comments and recommendations of the public. 

  • Schedule of meetings
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, in the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach
  • Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, in the Deltona City Hall Commission Chambers, 2345 Providence Blvd., Deltona
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, in the Daytona Beach City Commission Chambers, 301 S. Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach


What is an impact fee?

Volusia County has four growth-related impact fees, including Transportation (roads), Education (schools), Parks & Recreation, and Fire Rescue. Impact fees are charges that pay for the cost of new or expanded county facilities needed to serve new residential and non-residential development.

The Impact of Transportation Impact Fees presented by VCARD. Brannon Civic Center, New Smyrna Beach
August 24, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1x37TwhNXw

How do I apply for an impact fee review?

Applications can be submitted in our DeLand office, via email to impactfees@volusia.org, or on ConnectLive. You must be a registered user of ConnectLive.

Who pays impact fees?

An impact fee is assessed and due from anyone who builds a new residence or commercial building or changes the use of an existing building.

When is an impact fee due?

The payments of a required impact fee is due before the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or Business Tax Receipt (BTR). The fee applied is at the rate in effect at the time of payment.

Where can I pay my impact fee?

Payments can be made at any of our four offices listed below or on ConnectLive.  You must be a registered user of ConnectLive.

 Public Information Session Audio

DeLand
Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center
123 W. Indiana Ave., Room 103
DeLand, Florida 32720
386-736-5938

Orange City
Administration Center
2744 Enterprise Road
Orange City, Florida 32764
386-736-5938
Daytona Beach
Ocean Center
101 N. Atlantic Ave., West Concourse
Daytona Beach, Florida 32118
386-254-4635

New Smyrna Beach
Tag & Title Office
111 Canal St.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168
386-423-3325
 

For more information, see FAQs

Updated 10/29/2018

Email
impactfees@volusia.org

Constance Bentley
Permit Process Manager
cbentley@volusia.org

Beth Branton
Administrative Coordinator II
bbranton@volusia.org

Phone
386-736-5924