Business, Politics

Councilman Marks: Baltimore County to implement impact fees for new developmemt

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County is set to enact the first-ever impact fee for new development. On July 1st, an impact fee will go into effect for commercial and residential construction to pay for improvements needed because of those projects. Impact fees have been implemented in almost all urbanized counties in Maryland for decades to help pay for new schools, roads, …


Business, Education, Politics

Councilman Marks passes legislation requiring developer funding for schools

TOWSON, MD – The Baltimore County Council has passed legislation requiring developers to pay impact fees for new residential construction. It is the first time Baltimore County has authorized an impact fee. The Maryland General Assembly recently gave the county the power to pass such an ordinance, and Baltimore County Councilman David Marks immediately sponsored the legislation. Under the bill, …


Councilman Marks proposes bill to require developer impact fees

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks introduced legislation on Monday night to require developers to pay impact fees for schools, roads, and other improvements. The legislation is the first impact fee bill ever considered in Baltimore County, as the state legislature only approved giving the county this power during the 2019 session. Impact fees are surcharges applied when developers file for permits.  …