School Impact Fees

  • The City Council for the City of Lacey (City) recently enacted Ordinance No. 1507 (the Impact Fee Ordinance), authorizing the collection of school impact fees on new residential construction within the city’s boundaries for the benefit of North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS).  As of April 1, 2017, the City will withhold building permits for new residential units until school impact fees are paid to the City.

School Impact Fees FAQ

  • What are impact fees?

  • How do these fees differ from mitigation that NTPS has historically collected?

  • How is the amount of the fee determined?

  • What is the procedure for paying the fee?

  • How does this affect previously permitted projects?

  • How will the funds be used by NTPS?

  • Are exemptions from the fees available?

  • Can the fee payments be deferred or adjusted?

  • Other Questions?