The Sarasota County Commission has reduced road impact fees in the county by 50 percent for two years to help stimulate new home construction.
The commission reduced fees on building permits issued after Feb. 1, 2011 and before Feb. 1, 2013. To remain qualified, a project must be completed and have a certificate of occupancy by Feb. 1, 2014. Permits accepted and issued before Feb. 1 aren’t eligible for the reduction.
County impact fees on construction help pay for new or expanded roads, schools, parks and other public facilities required by growth. The commission suspended school impact fees for two years in December after the School Board said it foresees no need for more classrooms during the next five years.