The Home Builder’s Association of Metropolitan Portland (HBAMP) has long held that the cost of building a home is greatly impacted by fees, charges and government mandates that greatly reduce affordability. In an effort to provide consumers with additional information about the cost of their home, the HBAMP is undertaking a rolling survey of government mandated costs by jurisdiction and placing them on our website for their perusal.
Local jurisdictions are allowed to charge home builders System Development Charges (SDC). State law allows SDCs to be charged in only five areas: water, stormwater, sewer, transportation and parks. The goal of an SDC is to recoup the actual cost of the impact of a new home on the that particular system. Local jurisdictions must provide research and analysis to justify the amount they charge for each SDC.
Click here for a Jurisdictional System Development Fees Comparison for 2018.