City-assessed SDC charges will be reduced by 50% for new ADU building permits during the period of December 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023. This includes fees for Transportation, Sanitary Sewer Collection, Stormwater, and Parks; it does not include Sanitary Sewer Treatment. Note that building permit fees are not included in this program.
There’s more! After the SDC fees are reduced by 50%, City Council dedicated additional funds to pick up the remaining 50%, including the Sanitary Sewer Treatment fee. This part of the program will continue through June 30, 2023, or until the additional funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.
The program applies to new ADU building permits only; existing ADUs do not qualify.
How do I qualify?
To qualify for ADU SDC fee reduction, the property owner must agree to:
· Not use the ADU as a short-term rental (renting to overnight guests for fewer than 30 consecutive days) for a period of 10 years from the City’s acceptance of the application;
· Execute a Restrictive Covenant (view sample(PDF, 457KB)), record it with Jackson County at your expense, and file it with the City prior to issuance of permit; and
· Report rents annually to the City and certify that the ADU was not used as a short-term rental
What happens if I default?
If the property owner defaults, payment of the equivalent to the reduced SDC fees with accrued interest will be due in full. If not paid within 60 days, an 18% interest charge will be applied effective at the end of the month in which the payment is due.
About the Additional Funding
City Council dedicated additional funding for the remaining SDC fees after the 50% reduction. These funds will supplement the ADU SDC Reduction Program until June 30, 2023, or until funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.