Transportation Impact Fees (TIF)
Georgetown needs more funding sources to meet increasing traffic demands. The City uses several tools to meet those needs to help spread the costs equitably and over time. These tools include the quarter-cent sales tax, which goes toward maintenance of existing streets; the half-cent sales tax, which is administered by the Georgetown Transportation Enhancement Corporation; and the property tax-based bond programs. We are working with our consultant, Kimley-Horn and Associates, to evaluate whether an additional tool would benefit our community: Transportation Impact Fees.
A transportation impact fee (TIF) is a charge assessed on new development to pay for the construction or expansion of roadway system facilities that are necessitated by and benefit that new development. Impact fees could help address the need for increased capacity on roadways that serve the overall transportation system as Georgetown continues to grow.
Work on the study and subsequent recommendations is expected to continue through spring 2021. City Council is tentatively scheduled to consider the adoption of a transportation impact fee on March 9, 2021.
On this page, you will find information about how to stay informed, the study, the timeline, and answers to frequently asked questions.
TIF Region Map
Process and Timeline
Any plat for a development submitted on or after March 1, 2023, will be required to provide TIF.
Legal lots that do not require platting will be required to submit TIF according to when the building permit application is submitted.
The impact fees will be determined with site plans or construction plans.
TIF will be collected at the time building permits are requested.
TIF will be applied to any development within the City limits or developments that have been annexed.
Change in Use – Industrial
Shell buildings will be required to pay fees according to the zoning of the parcel. Impact fees will be reassessed when an applicant applies for tenant finish out. The applicant will be required to pay the difference in use.
Developments within the ETJ – Outside City Limits
Developments outside the City limits with an ADT of 1000 or greater will be required to submit a TIA according to UDC 12.06
Frequently asked questions
Below are answers to frequently asked questions about this process. If you can’t fine your answer submit a question in the comment box at the bottom of this page.
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