In 1988 the City of Roseville adopted a citywide Traffic Mitigation Fee Program, requiring new development within the City to pay traffic impact fees. The fees collected through this program, in addition to other funding sources, allows the City to construct transportation impacts identified in its Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The fee program assesses fair-share costs to each jurisdiction based on their impact on the individual roadways from new development.
For purposes of assessing and collecting fees, the City is geographically divided into seventeen (17) fee districts.
Traffic mitigation fees for the same land use types are determined uniformly throughout a fee district. For example, a single-family residential home is charged the same fee regardless of where it is within a fee district. Traffic mitigation fees for the same type of land use, within separate benefit districts, do not result in the payment of the same fee. For example, a residential home in one benefit district is not charged the same fees as a residential home in another benefit district.
Dwelling Unit Equivalence (DUE)
Within each fee district, a fee is assessed to new development based on its Dwelling Unit Equivalent (DUE). DUE is a term used to compare the trip-making characteristics of various land uses to that of a single-family residential dwelling unit. The DUE factor for a particular land use category accounts for the number of trips made within the p.m. peak hour, average trip length, and percentage of trips that are new to the roadway system as a result of the subject land use.
DUEs are expressed in terms of units of development. For example, residential land uses are typically stated in terms of DUEs per dwelling unit. Non-residential uses are typically expressed in terms of DUEs per 1,000 square feet of building construction.
See "Detailed DUE Factors" for the DUE per unit of development for typical residential and non-residential land use categories. These factors are merely a guide for standard types of land use categories. It is often the case that a particular proposed use does not fit neatly into these categories. In these cases, staff will determine the appropriate DUE factor, in conjunction with information supplied by the applicant.
See "Traffic Mitigation Fees by Fee District" for the fee per DUE charged within each fee district.
The traffic mitigation fees for a project are determined as follows:
- Determine the Benefit District the project is within (fee districts)
- Determine the appropriate DUE per unit (Detailed DUE Factors)
- Identify the fee per DUE within the fee district (Traffic Mitigation Fees by Fee District)
- Determine the number of units of the project (dwelling units, 1000 s.f., etc)
Fee = DUE Per Unit multiplied by the Fee Per DUE multiplied by the Number of Units.
Note: Contact City Engineering staff (Scott Gandler) for land uses not shown in the Detailed DUE Factors.
Fees are collected prior to issuance of building permits.
These fees are subject to annual adjustments every July 1st based on the Construction Cost Index as published in the Engineering News Record. Periodic updates may also occur as conditions change to account for new approvals to major land use projects, as well as, improvements that have been completed.