BY DAVID LYONS SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL
Out-of-state buyers might be igniting home prices in South Florida, but developers say
local government fees are adding fuel to the fire. In some cases, the fees — known as impact fees — are tacking $90,000 onto the price of newly constructed house, according to the Gold Coast Builders Association.
The fees help pay for schools, roads, and water and sewer systems needed in new
developments. But the builders group, covering Broward and Palm Beach counties, says many of the fees charged by local governments are too high and inconsistently applied.