Capital Improvement Plan and Development Impact Fee Study


Adoption of the Impact Fee Study and Capital Improvement Plan, and the Ordinance authorizing the implementation of Development Impact Fees was approved by Idaho Falls City Council in 2022. 

A development impact fee program provides an equitable means of providing infrastructure to accommodate new growth. Growth brings with it a need for improvements in parks, transportation, and public safety (police, fire, and emergency medical services). Through the comprehensive planning process, the citizens of Idaho Falls have conveyed a consistent message to city officials that expanding infrastructure to accommodate growth is critical. 

Those who benefit from new growth and development pay a proportionate share of the cost of the new public facilities needed to serve new growth through impact fees – assessed at the building permit stage – rather than new growth being subsidized by existing taxpayers.