Frequently Asked Questions
What is the criteria to be eligible for the Transportation Impact Fee Moratorium?
The Building permit must be issued prior to December 31, 2016.
A Certificate of Occupancy must be issued prior to December 31, 2017.
For projects over 20,000 gsf, the County Manager may extend the date by which a Certificate of Occupancy must be issued until December 31, 2018.
Do I still have to pay impact fees if I’m building in one of the cities?
Yes, Brevard County collects impact fees for all 16 municipalities within the county. The fees collected for each municipality varies depending on their inter local agreement with Brevard County. Please see the links below for the applicable fee schedule.
What different types of impact fees are collected in Brevard County?
Transportation, Correctional Facilities, EMS, Fire Rescue, Library Facilities, Educational Facilities, and Solid Waste. Please be advised the individual cities may collect additional types of impact fees.
Do I have to pay impact fees if I am replacing an existing residence?
If you are replacing a residence of similar type (single family residence to a new single family residence or a mobile home to a new mobile home) you will be exempt from additional residential impact fees. However, if you are replacing the home of a different type you may be required to pay additional impact fees. For an estimate of impact fees, please contact our office.
Do I have to pay any impact fees for an addition or remodel of my existing residence?
No. Additions, remodels, and/or alterations of an existing dwelling do not require payment of additional impact fees.
When are the impact fees paid?
The impact fee for new development located in the unincorporated area of the County are due prior to pre-power and before the certificate of occupancy is issued.
If your development is located in one of the incorporated areas of the County, please verify with that City as to when the impact fee payment is required. While most cities require payment of impact fees prior to the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy, there are some that require payment prior to the issuance of the building permit.
Where can I pay my impact fees?
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building A, Central Cashier’s Office, Viera, FL 32940
What hours are payments accepted?
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm Monday through Friday
What forms of payment are accepted?
Company checks, Personal checks (must provide photo ID), over the phone Electronic Checks (ePayments), Cash, Money Orders, Cashier checks, and Credit Cards.
Which credit cards do you accept?
Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover.
Is there an additional fee to use credit cards or ePayments (over the phone)?
Yes, all credit / debit card and ePayment transactions are provided as a service through Point And Pay, Inc. Point & Pay charges a convenience/processing fee to utilize their service based on the fee total which is included in the total credit/debit card payment amount and a flat fee is charged per ePayment.
Why did the Commission vote to suspend transportation impact fees?
On March 5, 2009, the Board of County Commissioners passed an emergency ordinance temporarily suspending transportation impact fees in the hope that it might provide an incentive that would increase commercial and/or residential construction activity. The Board intends for the temporary waiver to remove a financial impediment that should result in the initiation of new construction projects and the completion of construction projects now underway, in order to preserve and promote employment in the real estate development industry that has been seriously impacted as a result of the recession that currently grips the nation.
How long will the suspension of transportation impact fees last?
Projects have until December 31, 2016, to receive a building permit and until December 31, 2017 to receive a certificate of occupancy (CO) or temporary CO. The County Manager will have the ability to extend the December 31, 2018 deadline for receipt of a CO or a temporary CO for up to 12 months if the project exceeds 20,000 square feet in size.
What if I received a building permit before the Board adopted the emergency ordinance but have not yet received a CO or temporary CO for my project? Do I have to pay the transportation impact fee?
If a project received a building permit but did not receive a CO or temporary CO prior to March 1, 2009, the project will not be required to pay a transportation impact if the CO or temporary CO is issued prior to December 31, 2017.
What types of construction projects qualify for the suspension?
Any new residential or commercial construction that receives a building permit by December 31, 2016, and a CO or temporary CO by December 31, 2017, will qualify for the suspension and will not be required to pay a transportation impact fee.
What if I have already paid my transportation impact fee? Can I receive a refund?
If you were required to pay transportation impact fees prior to submitting your application for a building permit, have now received a building permit but had not been issued a CO or temporary CO before March 1, 2009, you are entitled to receive a refund if you complete your project and receive a CO or temporary CO by December 31, 2017. If you were required to pay transportation impact fees when you were issued a certificate of completion for a commercial shell building but have not been issued a CO or temporary CO for all or a portion of the project, you are entitled to receive a refund for that portion of the commercial building shell for which no CO or temporary CO has been issued by March 1, 2009 provided that a CO or temporary CO is issued on or before December 31, 2017. To receive a refund, contact the Planning & Development Department when the CO or temporary CO is issued for your project.