Duquesne Law Review


Vance G. Camisa


This article focuses on impact fees as authorized by Pennsylvania law. It examines legislatively authorized impact fees under the municipalities planning code and, through examination of Pennsylvania case law, addresses the question of whether impact fees may be impliedly authorized pursuant to the police power or other planning and zoning powers of the municipality. Finally, the article analyzes the standard a municipality must meet in order to justify the charging of transportation impact fees under the recently-enacted transportation impact fee legislation, and compares the standard to a more rigorous one employed by a handful of other states.

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