Development fees are one-time payments made to the Town at the time of building permit issuance that are used to pay for new growth’s share of capital costs. They are assessed on both residential and nonresidential growth. Development fees are used for parkland purchases and improvements, construction of the Town's library and fire stations, and the costs for improving roadways, railroad crossings and bridges within the Town limits, as well as other capital needs identified in the Town’s five-year capital improvement plan.
On May 7, 2014, the Queen Creek Town Council adopted a revised development fee schedule. The revised fee schedule is effective for all building permits issued on or after August 1, 2014.