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Bill #:  2677

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Requiring cities to allow for deferral of impact fee payments

Companion bill #: No Companion Bill.

House - FLOOR - DEAD

Summary/AWC comments

This bill failed to pass out of the House by the February 18 cutoff and is considered dead. 

This bill obligates counties, cities, and towns to adopt deferral systems for the collection of impact
fees from applicants for residential building permits through a process that delays payment until final inspection, certificate of occupancy, or equivalent.

Cities have the option of setting up impact fee deferral programs now. Some have chosen to do so and have implemented them successfully. Other cities have tried such a program and have chosen not to continue. And many cities have worked with their own local builders and taken other steps to promote more housing construction.  AWC opposes the one-size-fits-all mandate of this bill.


Latest version of bill:

Link to WA Legislative bill page

Official title:

AN ACT Relating to establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants;


Springer, Dahlquist, Habib, Takko, Haler, Walsh, Manweller, Tharinger, Harris, Pike, Sawyer, Hayes

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AWC Contacts

Analyst:  Dave Catterson
Lobbyist:  Carl Schroeder

Issue Area

Land Use & Housing

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