§ 33I-5. Imposition of police services impact fee.  

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  • (a)

    Any application for building permit for development activity within unincorporated Miami-Dade County shall be subject to the assessment of a police services impact fee in the manner and amount set forth in this chapter. However, any application for a building permit where the required police services impact fee payment is made prior to October 1, 1994 shall not be subject to the provisions of this ordinance amending Chapter 33I of the Code of Metropolitan Miami-Dade County provided said building permits are issued prior to January 29, 1995.

    For building permits which expire or are revoked after the effective date of this chapter, the feepayer shall be entitled to a refund of previously paid impact fees in accordance with Section 33I-12, provided that, in the case of reapplication shall be paid.


    No building permit shall be issued by the County until the applicant has paid the assessed impact fees as calculated pursuant to Sections 33I-6 and 33I-14.


    Payment shall be made in a form acceptable to the Zoning Director. The Zoning Director may charge a nonrefundable convenience fee to cover any transactional costs imposed by the institution processing the form of payment. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, the payment amount due shall be based on the fee in effect on the date the plans filed with a building permit application are submitted to Miami-Dade County for impact fee assessment.


    The County shall have the authority to lien real property for which a Final Certificate of Use (C.U.) or Final Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) has been issued but for which the correct required impact fee has not been paid in full. Such lien must be filed within three years from the date of issuance of the C.U. or the C.O. The County shall charge a collection fee above the value of the impact fee being collected to cover the cost of collection of unpaid impact fees. In no case shall the administrative fee and any convenience fee be refunded.


    Notwithstanding the payment of a police services impact fee, other State or County developmental regulations may limit the issuance of building permits for development activity.


    Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the County from paying the required impact fee on behalf of any applicant or feepayer. In such an instance, the impact fee payment shall be from allowable fundable sources other than prior impact fee revenues.


    The police services impact fee manual (the manual) shall be used for the administration of this chapter.

(Ord. No. 90-31, § 2, 4-3-90; Ord. No. 94-167, § 1, 9-13-94; Ord. No. 15-144, § 3, 12-1-15)