Rural Transportation Impact Fee

RUTIF effective April 1, 2017


On November 22, 2016 the Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve the Rural Transportation Impact Fee. The fee is a one-time payment on new development only to help offset the impacts on roadway infrastructure that occur with development. The fee is for new development in unincorporated Arapahoe County, east of Gun Club Road. It will be collected at time of building permit issuance of residential, commercial, industrial and office buildings.

The fee went into effect April 1, 2017. Any building permits pulled March 31, 2017 or before will not be required to pay the fee. Fee will vary depending on building purpose and size (see chart below).

Approved Fee Chart

Resident Size
Residential Cost
Commercial (per 1000 SF)
Office (per 1000 SF)
Industrial (per 1000 SF)
1000 or Less $1,503 $3,806 $2,223 $769
1101 to 1700 $2,111


 1701 to 2300 $2,531


2301 to 2900 $2,857


2901 or More $3,118


If the fee is kept at this amount over the 24 years of analysis, it will generate nearly $77 million and the other revenue (County share) would be over $94 million (roughly $3.9 million per year from other sources).

Fee Area


For this Transportation Impact Fee, the Service Area will be eastern Arapahoe County between Watkins Road and the eastern Arapahoe County Boundary. The roadways eligible for the fee are represented below.
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The roadways represent the Gravel to Pavement and backbone roadways that support growth in the eastern portion of Arapahoe County. Pursuant to the recommendations in the Arapahoe County 2035 Transportation Plan not all roadways in eastern Arapahoe County are slated for paving and will remain rural gravel roadways.
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