Montrose County residential development fees waived

The Montrose County Commission agreed Monday to suspend residential development fees for the remainder of the year, joining other local governments on the Western Slope in an effort to reduce the financial burden on residential developers.

The waiver means anyone who files a residential development application with the county will not have to pay any of the impact fees that normally accompany the application.

“The board felt it’s important to offer some temporary relief to citizens that wish to build a home or subdivide property for their families, allowing them to save money during these turbulent economic times,” Commissioner David White said in a statement.

County officials say the temporary fee suspension will not affect the county budget because no projects have been budgeted out of the county’s impact fee fund.

The waiver of development fees will expire on Friday, Dec. 30.

Mesa County in 2010 and again this year waived all review fees in the hopes of jump-starting development.


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