• Orange County Adopts Increased School Impact Fees With Two-Tier Implementation
  • June 21, 2016 | Author: Miranda F. Fitzgerald
  • Law Firm: Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association - Orlando Office
  • On May 10, 2016, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners voted to substantially increase School Impact Fees throughout the County, including all of the municipalities. The new rates will take effect in two steps: one-half of the increase to take effect on October 1, 2016 and the full amount of the increase to take effect on January 1, 2017. The table below shows the current rate and the increased rates:

    Residential Category

    Current Rate

    New Rate

    % Increase

    10/1/16 Interim Rate

    1/1/17

    Full Rate

    Single Family Detached

     

    $6,525

     

    $8,784

     

    35%

     

    $7,655

     

    $8,784

    Townhomes

    $3,921

    $6,930

    77%

    $5,425

    $6,930

    Multi-Family

    $3,921

    $5,919

    51%

    $4,920

    $5,919

    Mobile Homes

    $4,345

    $6,088

    40%

    $5,217

    $6,088


    Townhomes are currently assessed at the multi-family rate even though they generate more students than apartments. The new School Impact Fee Ordinance establishes a new category for townhomes that more accurately reflects the number of students residing in townhome units.