Frederick P.D. Carr, Director Community Development
Carshult, County Engineer
fee changes apply to final design review only, and they are not intended
for Preliminary Plats, Special Exceptions, Rezonings, and similar
applications. The current fee schedule does not afford the Department of
Community Development the ability to administer technical reviews on
specific types of plans that the county historically has not had the need
to process simply because they were not warranted, due to historically
small scale development.
interest for development in Fauquier County has resulted in larger
assemblages of property, which requires an approach to land development
that is not consistent with classic rural development.
Below are listed changes I would like to implement to the current
departmental fee schedule to cover County review and processing:
As available property becomes
sparse, more projects both large & small are being located adjacent to
or require crossing a floodplain. Currently,
the County has no floodplain review fee or means to process such a plan.
In the past, this was accomplished as the phases of development
dictated the need. This new
fee would cover floodplain alterations, floodplain crossings, and revising
existing floodplain limits associated with a project.
$500 - Flat Fee
Plus $200 - Per square mile of drainage area
Plus $300 - Per proposed bridge/culvert/crossing
$500 – Per Floodplain Encroachment
larger projects currently underway, as well as those on the horizon,
require certain infrastructure to be established prior to being able to
access or begin development in other areas of a particular project. Currently the County has no fee associated with these types
of plans. In the past they
have been processed under the Land Disturbance Permit application process.
Plans processed under the new category will include:
Parkway/Roadway improvements, sewer line and water line extensions, force
mains, pump stations etc.
$500 – Flat fee
Plus $50 –
Per disturbed acre
Wetland Mitigation Banking Plans
is an entirely new type of project in Fauquier County.
One has already been reviewed and approved, three more are in
various stages of design, and five more are being discussed.
Currently the County has no fee associated with these types of
plans. The one project that has been reviewed and approved was processed
under the Land Disturbance Permit application process. These plans have
been determined as a “By-Right” use in the floodplain under Section
4-405.1 of the Zoning Ordinance and do not require a Special Exception to
approve modifications to the floodplain.
$500 – Flat Fee
$500 – Per square mile of drainage area
Plus $50 –
Per disturbed acre
Initial Bond Estimate Review/Establish
the single most important aspect of tracking and managing a project within
the County following Final Plan Approval is to ensure the plan is executed
properly. Currently the
County has no fee associated with this review.
Multiple reviews have been necessary to establish final bond
$600 – Flat Fee, Bonds greater than $250,000
$300 – Flat Fee, Bonds less than $250,000
is the final step in dedicating public right-of-way to VDOT for addition
into the Secondary System of State Highways, and it is usually combined
with a Final Bond Release.
request category requires administrative coordination as well as site
Walks” and “Acceptance Walks”. County staff facilitates the process
with VDOT and the developer and then prepares the Final Board Resolution.
Currently the County has no fee established to perform these
$250 – Flat Fee Each street/Each item
Supplemental Land Disturbing/Erosion &
Sediment Control Plan & Plan Amendment
plan is necessary to accommodate material management within the limits of
a large phased development project. It
accommodates much of the required activity that is not directly associated
with individual or smaller commercial and/or residential developments.
There is no recent history with past development patterns within
the County that would warrant such a plan.
Typically Erosion & Sediment Control Plans are not stand-alone
plans. The large phased
projects on the horizon will employ this approach as these larger
tracts/projects begin to develop.
$750 – Commercial or subdivision related, not for private single
family separately built
Plus $50/disturbed acre
Bond Reduction/Release/Extension Request
phased projects have generated substantially more complex request that
require increased levels of review, coordination and processing.
Current $100 per request – Proposed $300 Flat Fee
Division has requested that the Subdivision Plat Amendment/Easement
Plat Fee be revised, as follows: