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Impact Fees (RRIF)

Since 1995, the Regional Road Impact Fee (RRIF) Program has constructed regional improvements in the form of new roads, road widening and intersection improvements totaling $234 million.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Regional Road Impact Fee (RRIF)?     

New development creates a demand for new roadway capacity.  The RRIF is a tool to collect the cost of providing the new capacity for new development.  

What is the cost of the RRIF?    

Click here to open the RRIF Fee Schedule.

How will the RRIF funds be used?   

To build capacity improvements, such as new roads and ramps, road widening and intersection improvements, and to preserve right of way for future capacity improvements. 

When does the 4th Edition Amendment No. 1 - Year 2 of the impact fees take effect?

On building permits applied for on and after January 25, 2010.

When will the RRIF need to be paid?    

At the time a building permit is issued.  The impact fee rate is established at the date of permit application.

What are RRIF Credits?   

RRIF Credits are earned by a developer through the dedication of right of way and/or construction of approved capacity improvements to the regional road network.  RRIF Credits may be used to pay the regional road impact fees for new development.  Learn more about RRIF Credits. What are RRIF Credits?   


Can RRIF Credits be used anywhere?   

RRIF Credits may be used to pay the impact fees in Reno, Sparks or Washoe County in the benefit district they were earned.  Districts are divided into the Northwest, Northeast and South benefit districts. Click here to open the map of the benefit districts.

RRIF Payment Options

  1. Pay impact fees due with check or money order. 
  2. Pay impact fees due with credits earned for constructing capacity improvements or right-of-way dedication included in the RRIF Capital Improvements Plan (CIP).