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 $276 million.

Draft 6th Edition Regional Road Impact Fee Program

The Draft 6th Edition is currently going through the approval process with RTC, Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County.  To preview the new manuals and fees, please click on the links below:

General Information – 5th Edition Regional Road Impact Fee Program

RRIF TAC Statement of Purpose Objectives Procedures
RRIF TAC Application for Membership 2017
RRIF General Administrative Manual 5th Ed. Amendment No. 1 – Year 3 Indexing
RRIF Capital Improvements Plan 5th Ed. Amendment No. 1 – Year 3 Indexing
RRIF Administrators
Current Credit Holders
Current RRIF Brochure with Fee Schedule
RRIF Automation Program for Existing Credit Account Holders

The major changes included in the 5th Edition RRIF General Administrative Manual and Capital Improvement Plan include:

  • Creation of two Service Areas, North and South Service Area
  • Capital Improvement Plans for each Service Area, resulting in separate fees
  • Simplified land use categories coinciding with land uses included in the 2012 Consensus Forecast
  • Replacement of the RRIF Credit program to the RRIF Waiver program for privately built CIP improvements.
  • RRIF Waivers are limited to use within the Development of Record
  • RRIF Waivers will not expire
  • RRIF Waivers are measured in dollar value
  • Existing RRIF Credits can continue to be used for the payment of impact fees within the CCFEA Benefit Districts associated with the CCFEA. All provisions within the CCFEA agreement still apply.


Julie Masterpool, P.E.
Regional Transportation Commission
Engineering Department
1105 Terminal Way, Suite 108
Reno, NV 89502
775-335-1897 Office
775-348-3249 Fax

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the Regional Road Impact Fee (RRIF)?
A. 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.
Q. How are impact fees assessed?
A. Fees are based on the land use type as identified in the RRIF Fee Schedule. Click here to open the current RRIF Fee Schedule. For a more detailed explanation of land use types, see the RRIF General Administrative Manual Section IV.
Q. How will the RRIF funds be used?
A. 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.
Q. When does the 5th Edition Amendment No. 1 take effect?
A. On building permits applied for on and after May 9, 2016.
Q. When do impact fees need to be paid?
A. Fees are paid to the local agency at the time a building permit is issued, but may be deferred to the Certificate of Occupancy, if allowed by the jurisdiction issuing the building permit.
Q. What are RRIF Credits and Waivers?
A. RRIF Credits and waivers 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 and waivers may be used to pay the regional road impact fees for new development. Learn more about RRIF Credits.
Q. What are the differences between RRIF Credits and Waivers?
A. RRIF Credits were earned prior to adoption of the 5th Edition RRIF and are denominated in Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMTs).  RRIF Waivers are earned after the adoption of the 5th Edition RRIF and denominated in dollars. RRIF Waivers may only be used within the development of record associated with the Offset Agreement under which the waivers were earned. 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 additional information on credit usage and a map of the benefit districts.

RRIF Payment Options

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