Ordinance and Service Areas
On February 5,2013, the City Council amended the transportation impact fee ordinance. The ordinance became effective April 1, 2013. The applicable impact fee is collected at time of building permit.
As required by state law, the City has been subdivided into service areas that are each approximately six-miles in diameter.
This resulted in 27 service areas across the corporate limits of Fort Worth. The 2013 amendment included incorporating land annexed since 2006 into the existing service areas. Any transportation impact fees collected within a service area must be spent on impact fee eligible capital improvements within the same service area.
Overall Service Area Map as it corresponds with the Transportation Impact Fee Policy and Service Areas AA through Z:
The Transportation Impact Fee Estimator is simple to use.
- Enter the development’s Service Area
- Enter the plat approval date. If unknown, you can research the plats here.
- Enter the appropriate building permit application date.
- Enter the appropriate land use(s) from the drop-down list.
- The applicable development unit will automatically appear, (for example, the development unit for an office is 1,000 sq ft; 2,500 sq ft office would be 2,500/1,000 = 2.5 development units; for a residential development, it is the number of dwelling units).
- Enter the number of development units for each land use.
- Enter credit / discount amounts, if known.
- The program will calculate the project’s estimated transportation impact fee.