County offering partial refunds of impact fees paid since October

by Sarah Fay Campbell

Anyone who paid impact fees to Coweta County in October, November or December of 2013 will be eligible for a refund of 50 percent of the fees paid.

Tuesday night, the Coweta County Board of Commissioners voted to provide the refund. Last month, the commissioners had voted to set all impact fees at $0, effective Jan. 1.

Impact fees are charged on all new development, and, with some exceptions, must be paid before a building permit can be issued. Before the change, different fees were charged for different types of buildings and uses.

Since the commissioners voted to set the fees at $0, county staff, and commissioners, have received requests for refunds from people who have paid impact fees in recent months.

The refunds will only be given upon request, with a deadline of Jan. 31.

The vote was 4 to 0. Commissioner Rodney Brooks, a staunch opponent of impact fees, recused himself from the discussion and vote, saying he had paid impact fees during that time period. He added that he would not be requesting a refund.

For more information on this issue, see Thursday's print and electronic editions of the Newnan Times-Herald. 



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