Building Impact Fees

The Cherokee County Commission decided to start charging full price again on building impact fees.  Building impact fees were reduced during the market downturn to encourage development.  The county decided to return to the old rates in order to manage the budget shortfall there.  Impact fees are charged to builders when the county issues a permit.  The revenue generated by these fees goes to offset infrastructure costs necessitated by growth.  The increase will be phased in over the next year and a half.