System Development Charges (or SDCs) are charges imposed on development so that government may accumulate the capital needed to provide sufficient capacity in infrastructure systems to accommodate the development. The City of Springfield imposes systems development charges for transportation, sanitary sewer, and storm drainage infrastructure. Beginning in late 2008, City of Springfield began a comprehensive review of the three existing SDC System Methodologies. This review has been completed and the links below denote the adopted methodologies for Transportation, Local Wastewater, and Stormwater SDCs.
In addition to City charges, the City collects charges for regional wastewater treatment (Regional SDC Methodology, Regional Wastewater SDCs) on the basis of recommendations of the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission. At the May 2018 Commission meeting, Resolution 18-09 was approved to add a line item for small homes which decreases the Regional Wastewater SDCs for newly constructed dwelling units that are 800 square feet of less. The rest of the methodology will remain unchanged. This addition became effective on October 15, 2018 with approval by the Springfield City Council.
The City also collects charges imposed by the Willamalane Park and Recreation District.