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Growing Clay County considers new fee on homebuilders

Jacksonville's booming real estate market could generate a surge in new property taxes for the city.
Bruce Lipsky
Florida Times-Union
Clay County is considering a new fee on homebuilders.

Clay County commissioners are considering introducing a new fee that will affect builders for every new home that’s constructed as a way to raise money for developments such as roads, fire stations and sheriff’s offices.

The City Commission met Monday to hear the proposed plan to implement impact fees, which would be placed on top of other current fees.

Right now, when a new development is built, the county charges mobility fees for people who use new roads, which accumulates approximately $9.3 million for the current fiscal year. However, that fee isn’t raising enough money to keep up with the demand.

Read the rest of this story at News4Jax, a WJCT News partner.

Originally from Washington state, Johnson moved to Jacksonville in late 2002 to work for WJXT.