BRADENTON — School impact fees will be collected in April for the first time since 2009 after Manatee County Commission voted 5-2 on Thursday to allow the Manate Conty School Board to reinstate them.
School impact fees are collected on new residential development, and can only be used for projects related to building new schools and handling new growth in the school system. School impact fees have not been collected since the economic downturn in 2009. With an uptick in building and rise in student enrollment the school district is looking for new ways to pay for growth. Impact fees are only collected on new homes built and bought in the county, not existing homes.