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The combined, in-City water and wastewater SDCs by building type are as follows:
Please find the complete list of in-City and out-of-City SDCs in the Additional Information section of the Utilities Rates and Fees page.
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A System Development Charge (SDC), also referred to as a “tap fee”, is the charge that developers pay when connecting new water and wastewater (sewer) piping to the City’s existing system to deliver water and remove wastewater from the new building.
The City’s philosophy about SDCs is that growth pays for growth. In addition to adjusting for inflation, SDCs are the primary source of revenue to support planned development and the needs to expand the capacity of water and sewer infrastructure. Therefore, it is critically important that SDCs are accurately and completely calculated to be representative of costs to the City.
Diligent work and thoughtful planning inform SDC amounts. The City performs quality checks to the calculations used to determine the increased amount. The City’s SDCs are based on:
This type of review is an industry best practice. The City is committed to continuing this practice on a regular basis to ensure SDCs increase to reflect the infrastructure that will be constructed to meet the needs of our growing community.
Developers pay System Development Charges (SDC) also referred to as tap fees to connect new water and sewer lines to our existing systems. These will be paid to the City by one of the following methods:
We do wait for a full 10 business days before the water meter can be set. SDCs paid by check can be dropped at City Hall at one of our two drop boxes. Please call 720-898-7070 with any questions.
SDC costs are tied to the issuance of your building permit. The SDC amount is determined based on the date a building permit is approved. If your building permit expires, the renewal will be subject to any difference in SDC.