Are impact fees “new fees”?
No. Highland Village has collected impact fees for many years. Senate Bill 336, passed by the Texas Legislature in 1987, authorized cities to use impact fees as a source of funding. The bill specifies what expenditures are qualified to receive impact fee funding and sets forth a formula for calculating the maximum allowable rate.

In 2001, the Highland Village City Council adopted Ordinance No. 01-862, updating the authorization to assess impact fees in the City’s water and wastewater service area and establishing guidelines to ensure the fees are collected and disbursed fairly and within the law.

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1. Why are impact fees necessary?
2. Are impact fees “new fees”?
3. Why did the City of Highland Village Council decide to collect impact fees?
4. Do only Highland Village residents pay impact fees?
5. Must I pay impact fees for irrigation meters?
6. Are there impact fee charges on fire lines?
7. How can I give my input before a change is adopted in the impact fees?
8. What is the difference between an impact fee and a tap fee?