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Traffic Impact Fee Administration

Adams County Regional Traffic Impact Fee

Local governments in Colorado have powers granted to them through state enabling legislation to impose transportation impact fees. Adams County imposes a regional traffic impact fee on new development to offset growth related impacts. The fee only partially captures the governmental expenditures associated with improving the county’s road system. For more information about the regional traffic impact fee, see Section 5-06 of the Adams County Development Standards & Regulations.

Proposed updates to the Regional Traffic Impact Fee:

Adams County’s current Transportation Impact Fee study was completed in 1998. Since then, the State of Colorado has implemented a new impact fee statute, and demographics, the real estate market, and capital cost of transportation improvements have changed, requiring an update of the fee study. Transportation impact fees are one-time payments for new development’s proportionate share of the capital cost of infrastructure. Transportation impact fees do have limitations and should not be regarded as the total solution for transportation infrastructure funding. Rather, they are one component of a comprehensive funding strategy to ensure provision of adequate public facilities. Transportation impact fees may only be used for capital improvements or debt service for growth-related infrastructure.

Adams County commissioned an updated study from TischlerBise that was finalized in March 2019.  The findings of the Transportation Impact Fee Report, including updated fees, were approved by the Board of County Commissioners on December 10, 2019. The fees will be effective March 1, 2020 and phased in over a three-year period. There are two benefit districts: East and West, for which Schumaker Road is the dividing line.

Next Steps:

Text amendments to Chapter 5 of the Adams County Development Standards and Regulations are required to ensure the administration of the adopted fees is consistent with that outlined in the Transportation Impact Fee Report.

The information and outreach for amending Chapter 5 can be found here:

Questions and comments can be sent to Jen Rutter at

Regional Traffic Impact Fee Account Information

Balance as of December 31, 2019




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Oil and Gas Road Impact and Maintenance Fee

On June 19, 2018, the Adams County Board of County Commissioners approved a fee schedule for oil and gas road impact and maintenance fees. For more information, see Section 4-10-02-03-03 of the Adams County Development Standards and Regulations and the study below completed in 2018 prior to adoption of the fee schedule.

As of July 9, 2018, the county has not yet collected any oil and gas road impact and maintenance fees.