Traffic Impact Fees

Traffic Impact Fee Deferral Program

On October 26, 2010, the Pierce County Council adopted two ordinances that allow builders to defer Traffic Impact Fees, Park Impact Fees, and sewer connection charges.

Read more about the deferral program on the deferral information page.

Traffic Impact Fee Refund Survey

Did you recently receive your Traffic Impact Fee refund in the mail?

We may have included a postcard asking you to take a short survey on the refund process. 

You can take the online survey here

About the Traffic Impact Fee Program

The Pierce County Council, in Resolution R2001-43s, requested that Planning and Public Works develop a Traffic Impact Fee (TIF) program and related regulations. On October 3, 2006, the Council passed Ordinance 2006-60s, which authorizes the county to charge traffic impact fees for land development actions. The companion Ordinance 2006-61s, which revises the site-specific roadway requirements for land developers, was also passed by Council on October 3, 2006. The effective date of both ordinances was January 1, 2007. 

What Are Traffic Impact Fees?

Impact fees are charges on new development to pay for capital improvements (such as parks, schools, roads, etc.) that are needed due to the new development.

Traffic impact fees are collected to improve the transportation system to accommodate the higher travel demand added by new development.

Learn more about Impact Fees

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Traffic Impact Fee (TIF) Documents

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Traffic Impact Fee Calculator

The (TIF) Calculator can be used to estimate the amount of traffic impact fees that will be required for various projects. This calculator has been provided for estimating purposes only. Actual (TIF) fee amounts will be calculated by Pierce County.
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