Impact Fees

The City of Baytown City Council passed Ordinance 9854 on August 26, 2004, which enacted impact fees. These fees went into effect on September 5, 2004. The following is a summary of the process as established:
  • If the new development is platted before the adoption of an impact fee and a valid building permit is issued within one year of the adoption of the impact fee, no impact fees may be collected.

  • If the new development is not platted before the adoption of the impact fee and water & wastewater capacity is available, impact fees will be assessed before or at the time of recordation of a subdivision plat.

  • If the new development is located within our corporate limits, impact fees shall be collected at the time of the building permit is issued, if such building permit is required.

  • If the new development is not located within our corporate limits impact fees shall be collected at time of application for meter connection to our water or wastewater system.
Please Note: To determine the total impact fee that may apply to your project you must use the below formula by selecting the type of meter needed to calculate the total impact fee due for each EDU.
  • EDU = Equivalent Development Unit = 5/8” Meter
  • Formula (Ratio to 5/8” Meter x Impact Fee per EDU = Total Impact Fee for each EDU)

    • EDU Equivalencies for Various Types and Sizes of Water Meters

      Meter Type
      Meter Size
      Continuous Duty
      Maximum Rate (gpm)
      Ratio to 5/8”
      Meter
      Simple
      5/8” X ¾”
      10
      1
      Simple
      ¾”
      15
      1.5
      Simple
      1”
      25
      2.5
      Simple
      1 ½ ”
      50
      5
      Simple
      2”
      80
      8
      Compound
      2”
      80
      8
      Turbine
      2”
      100
      10
      Compound
      3”
      160
      16
      Turbine
      3”
      240
      24
      Compound
      4”
      250
      25
      Turbine
      4”
      420
      42
      Compound
      6”
      500
      50
      Turbine
      6”
      920
      92
      Compound
      8”
      800
      80
      Turbine
      8”
      1600
      160
      Compound
      10”
      1150
      115
      Turbine
      10”
      2500
      250
      Turbine
      12”
      3300
      330
       
      * Meter Vault required (with Bi Pass Meter) for 2” and larger meters.
       
      Water & Wastewater Impact Fee
       
      Service Impact Fee per EDU
      Water $ 1,087.00
      Wastewater $ 2,437.00
      Impact Fee per EDU $ 3,524.00