About Impact Fees
Impact Fees are authorized under Chapter 395 of the Texas Local Government Code and are defined as a charge imposed against new development to pay for the off-site construction or expansion of infrastructure facilities that are necessitated by and benefit the new development. For more information about existing impact fees, email: Contact-Planning@McKinneyTexas.org.
2019 Impact Fee Update
Chapter 395 of the Texas Local Government Code mandates that impact fees be reviewed and updated at least every five years. The updated Capital Improvement Plan Reports and fees were approved at the December 1, 2020 City Council Public Hearings. Learn more about the 2019 Fee Setting and Ordinance Adoption process,
As required by state law, updating impact fees involves three components:
- Land Use Assumptions (approved 9/17/19)
- Capital Improvements Plans (approved 12/01/20)
- Fee Setting / Adopting the Ordinance (approved 12/01/20)
For more information about the update process, email: Contact-Planning@McKinneyTexas.org.
Current Impact Fees
|Current Roadway Impact Fee Information||Current Utility Impact Fee Information|
Impact Fee Calculator
The calculator is a tool to assist in estimating the potential impact fees for a project. For help using the calculator, please contact the Planning Department.
On June 20, 2023, McKinney City Council approved the Semiannual Impact Fee Report. This report is filed twice per year per Chapter 395 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Land Use Assumptions
To accurately determine the costs of providing new development infrastructure and to assess impact fees, a planning study will be conducted to determine the type, amount and location of expected growth between 2019 and 2029. That study, known as the Land Use Assumptions (LUA) report, is described in Chapter 395 of the Texas Local Government Code as the basis for which all capital improvement plans for impact fees are to be created. It must be updated every five years and/or as conditions for development change in the city.
2019-2029 Land Use Assumptions
- Land Use Assumptions Report
- CIAC Minutes - Land Use Assumptions
- City Council Video - Land Use Assumptions Approval
Capital Improvements Planning
To accurately determine the costs of providing new development infrastructure for assessing impact fees, it is necessary to update the Capital Improvements Plan for Roadway Impact Fees (Roadway Improvements Plan or RIP) and Capital Improvements Plan for Utility Impact Fee (UIP) to identify roadway and utility infrastructure needed for projected growth from 2019 to 2029 and the probable cost of each project. As mandated by Chapter 395 of the Texas Local Government Code, only projects listed are eligible for the assessment of impact fees.
Impact Fee Reports
Impact Fee Capital Improvements Plans
Impact Fee Setting for the 2019 Impact Fee Update
As part of the 2019 Impact Fee Update process, staff presented a 3-part information series on the 2019 Impact Fee Update process to the Capital Improvement Advisory Committee (CIAC) and City Council. These presentations included a look at what Impact Fees are, what they mean for McKinney in 2020 and what any new fees are anticipated to be.
Impact Fee Information Series Presentations
- Impact Fee Info Series - Presentation #1
- Impact Fee Info Series - Presentation #2
- Impact Fee Info Series - Presentation #3
The CIAC is required to provide comments regarding the updated Impact Fees. Staff presented the updated Capital Improvement Plans at the October 27, 2020 meeting. The minutes of which serve as their comments.
City Council Approval
The new fees were approved at the December 1, 2020, City Council Public Hearing on the 2019 Impact Fee Update.