Impact Fees

Defining Impact Fees

Impact fees are capital recovery fees that are generally established as one-time charges assessed against developers or new water/wastewater customers as a way to recover a part or all of the cost of additional system capacity constructed for their use.

Schedule of Fees

The amount of the fee is determined by the cost-per-unit of new or expanding development. Impact fees are not used for work done for maintenance purposes. If a project is a change in use or expansion, then the fee is the difference between the new and old use. A project may not require payment of all of the fees if they do not generate new demand for all services.

  1. Public Works


    Physical Address
    201 1st Ave. E.
    Kalispell, MT 59901

    Phone: 406-758-7720


Following is an example of the impact fees for single family homes, townhouses and duplexes. **Does not include the building permit and plan review fee. For information on impact fees for commercial projects please contact the Public Works Department. 

SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE

The above water impact fees are based on a ¾” meter.
Impact Fee  Amount
*Water Impact Fee $2,567.00
Wastewater Impact Fee $5,757.00
Stormwater Impact Fee $618.00
Police Impact Fee $41.00
Fire Impact Fee $483.00
Total:
$9,466.00**

TOWNHOUSE (PER UNIT)

The above water impact fees are based on a ¾” meter.
Impact Fee Amount
*Water Impact Fee $2,567.00
Wastewater Impact Fee $5,757.00
Stormwater Impact Fee $618.00
Police Impact Fee $41.00
Fire Impact Fee $483.00
Total:
$9,466.00**

DUPLEX (2 LIVING UNITS COMBINED) - .75 ERUs Per Living Unit

The above water impact fees are based on a single ¾” meter.
Impact Fee Amount
*Water Impact Fee $2,567.00
Wastewater Impact Fee $8,635.50
Stormwater Impact Fee $928.00
Police Impact Fee $62.00
Fire Impact Fee $734.00
Total: $12,926.50

*The following subdivisions are serviced by Evergreen Water: Buffalo Stage, Glacier Village Greens, Glacier Commons, and Stillwater Bluffs. Therefore the water impact fee is paid directly to the Evergreen Water Office. The city will require that the permit application either be signed-off by Evergreen water or the applicant will need to provide a copy of the receipt verifying payment for water service.