What are impact fees?

An impact fee is a charge or assessment imposed for a proportionate share of the cost of capital improvements or facility expansion required by the new growth to maintain adequate service levels throughout the county. For more in depth information on impact fees visit the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

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1. What are impact fees?
2. When are impact fees paid?
3. How are impact fees assessed?
4. What if my particular development type is not listed on the fee schedule?
5. I have a mobile home on my property. I am planning to replace it with another mobile home. Will I owe an impact fee?
6. How will the money from the fees be used?
7. I am applying for a business license in an existing location. Why do I need to worry about impact fees?