The fees Washington County charges to developers to offset the cost of growth may be going down again.
County staff asked the Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday to change the formula through which the fees are generated, a move that would lower the charge to developers.
The change would apply to the county's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) for schools, which requires residential developers to pay a $6,500 per unit fee if they build in areas where schools are at 85 percent capacity, County Attorney Richard Douglas said.
Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said the fee would be reduced but he didn't know by how much.
The APFO fees for schools pays for additional classrooms or new schools to accommodate growth.
The commissioners approved the fees in December 2003. They went into effect on Jan. 1.
The county also has an APFO fee for roads. Developers are charged to pay for road improvements to accommodate additional traffic.