What are the fees used for?

The fees that are collected can only be used to pay for new buildings, land or equipment that has a value of $10,000 or more and a life expectancy of 10 years or more. Some examples are as follows:

  • New buildings used for police or fire stations.
  • Addition to existing fire or police buildings.
  • Fire engines, ladder trucks and other large specialty vehicles.
  • Specialized police vehicles such as the Mobile Operations Center or tactical response vehicles.

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1. What are Impact Fees?
2. What is the purpose of Public Safety Impact Fees?
3. Who pays Public Safety Impact Fees?
4. Since the fee is paid when a construction permit is issued, does that mean only developers and contractors pay the fee?
5. What are the fees used for?
6. Do impact fees require a new development to pay for all improvements in Public Safety?
7. What has the City of Las Cruces done with the Public Safety Impact Fees that have been collected so far?
8. Are Public Safety Impact Fees paid every time someone buys a home?
9. Could impact fees increase?
10. Who decides how the money raised through Public Safety Impact Fees is spent?
11. Does the City have to pay Public Safety Impact Fees when it builds a new facility?
12. How can I find more information about impact fees?