Clark County collects traffic impact fees from new developments based on the developments’ projected impact on the transportation system. Proceeds from the program are used to fund capital improvements that accommodate growth and provide additional capacity to the major transportation system.
July 2013 update
Some business projects may be eligible for a temporary waiver of traffic impact fees under the terms of a job creation resolution the Board of County Commissioners enacted in June 2013. For more information, go to: http://clark.wa.gov/development/building/Business-Build-Remodel.html.
Fee districts and rates
Clark County, in partnership with the city of Vancouver, has established different traffic impact fee districts to fund a portion of those projects designated in the Capital Facilities Plan (CFP). Development shall contribute based on the number of trips the development is projected to generate.
Under state law, traffic impact fees can be used to fund road capital improvements as identified in the CFP. Proceeds from the traffic impact fee are only a partial funding source used in conjunction with grants, federal, state, and local contributions in funding a Capital project.
The county provides credits to developers that are required to make improvements to specific capital improvements as designated in the CFP. These improvements must be required as a condition of development approval. These credits provide a proportional reduction in the amount of traffic impact fees paid.
Traffic impact fee program coordinator
(360) 397-6118 ext. 4354