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2017 Fees (Current)

As of January 1, 2017

Land Use Type Unit N'hood
Park
Comm.
Park
Fire Police Gen.
Gov't
Transp. Total
CEFs +
Transp

Resid., up to 700 sf

Dwelling

$1,300

$1,102

$281

$141

$330

$1,905

$5,059

Resid., 701-1,200 sf

Dwelling

1,667

1,414

357

178

423

2,143

6,182

Resid., 1,201-1,700 sf

Dwelling

1,842

1,562

395

198

465

3,112

7,574

Resid., 1,701-2,200 sf

Dwelling

1,919

1,628

410

206

487

3,112

7,762

Resid., over 2,200 sf

Dwelling

2,056

1,743

440

220

523

3,112

8,094

Commercial

1,000 sf

0

0

339

169

803

11,930

13,241

Office and Other Services

1,000 sf

0

0

339

169

803

7,760

9,071

Industrial

1,000 sf

0

0

80

41

188

1,130

1,439

Capital Improvement Expansion Fees

Updated Fees - will be effective October 1, 2017

Land Use Type Unit N'hood
Park
Comm.
Park
Fire Police Gen.
Gov't
Transp. Total
CEFs+
Transp

Updated Fees

Resid., up to 700 sf

Dwelling

$1,343

$1,751

$377

$177

$431

$1,827

$5,904

Resid., 701-1,200 sf

Dwelling

1,797

2,342

509

239

581

3,392

8,860

Resid., 1,201-1,700 sf

 Dwelling

1,962

2,558

554

260

634

4,404

10,393

Resid., 1,701-2,200 sf

Dwelling

1,983

2,585

563

264

644

5,150

11,188

Resid., over 2,200 sf

Dwelling

2,210

2,881

627

294

716

5,520

12,248

Commercial (Single Phase)

1,000 sf

0

0

475

223

1,088

6,721

8,507

Office and Other Services (3-phase)

1,000 sf

0

0

475

223

1,088

4,951

6,737

Industrial/Warehouse (Large Comm)

1,000 sf

0

0

111

52

257

1,598

2,017

What are Capital Improvement Expansion Fees?

Capital expansion fees require new developments to pay a proportionate share of infrastructure costs to “buy-in” to the level of service the City of Fort Collins provides for Fire, Police, General Government facilities, Neighborhood Parks and Community Parks. This concept of growth paying for the impact of growth is a policy decision that City Council made and continues to support. Fees are paid upon application of a building permit by a developer and assessed by land use type.

Why do the Fees change?

In 2012 and then again in 2016, the City of Fort Collins contracted with Duncan Associates to analyze the methodology and update the fees.

The results of the 2016 study recommend retaining the incremental expansion approach, however, the fees are changing due to the following factors:

  • Land values were updated to accurately reflect the difference in the cost of land in different quadrants in Fort Collins.
  • Updated household size data.
  • Updated all formula inputs including current asset info based on the cost of construction per square foot.
  • Additional capital added to General Government fees.
  • The fees should be analyzed and updated every 3-5 years.

For transportation capital expansion fees, Engineering contracted with TischlerBise to update the fees in 2016 and assess methodology. 

The results of the 2016 study (linked below under "Next Steps") recommend:

  • Changing the name from “Street Oversizing” to “Transportation Capital Expansion Fee”
  • Using Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) as the basis for determining impact, instead of trips generated.
  • Simplifying the transportation impact fee schedule from 43 categories of use to only a handful; Residential (by size of unit) and two broad categories for commercial and industrial.
  • Increase fee to include additional improvements

Additionally, fees are updated annually to account for inflation indices including the Denver Boulder Greeley Consumer Price Index and the Engineering News Record Cost of Construction Index.  

For more information:
If you have questions please contact:

Tiana J. Smith, Revenue and Project Manager
970-221-6626
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