Posts Tagged ‘system development fees’

Assessing and Collecting System Development Fees (SDFs): It’s All About the Timing

Monday, April 12th, 2021

As detailed in previous posts (here,  here, and here), the General Assembly has granted local government utilities (including municipalities, counties, water and sewer authorities, sanitary districts, county water and sewer districts, metropolitan water districts, metropolitan sewerage districts, metropolitan water and sewerage districts, and local government water and wastewater providers established pursuant to G.S. 160, Art. […]

2018 System Development Fee Law Changes

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

In the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly specifically authorized all local government utility providers to charge upfront fees for water and wastewater services. The legislation, however, limited the types of upfront charges that could be assessed on new development within the unit’s territorial boundaries. A prior post summarized the new law and detailed the […]

CRFs for SDFs (aka Capital Reserve Funds for System Development Fees)

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

UPDATED August 2018: The legislature made a few changes to the System Development Fee law during the 2018 legislative session (S.L. 2018-34). For information on those changes, click here. Local governments and public authorities (collectively, local units) that own or operate water and sewer systems must implement the new system development fee schedule by July […]

Municipalities (and Counties) Not Authorized to Charge Certain Impact (aka Capacity, System Development) Fees

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

UPDATE 4 August 2018: Overruling the court of appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court held that the Town of Carthage’s liability to refund the unlawful impact fee revenue was subject to a 3-year statute of limitations. See Quality Built Homes Inc. v. Town of Carthage, No. 315PA15-2 (May 11, 2018).  UPDATE 3 September 2017: The […]