Roadway Impact Fee Information

Impact fees are a mechanism for funding the public infrastructure necessitated by new development. In Texas, the legislature has allowed their use for water, wastewater, roadway and drainage facilities. Since 1989, they have been used to fund public water and wastewater improvements in the City of Round Rock.

Impact fees are meant to recover the incremental cost of the impact of each new unit of development creating new infrastructure needs. In the case of roadway impact fees, the infrastructure need is the increased capacity on arterial and collector roadways that serve the overall transportation system.

A process is currently underway in Round Rock to consider assessing fees on new development to help fund road improvements.