The Inner City Reinvestment and Infill Policy establishes priority areas of the City targeted for private reinvestment. The intent of the policy is to coordinate and prioritize public incentives in these areas to stimulate and facilitate private investment. Such incentives include financial assistance, such as fee waivers and tax abatements for eligible projects, and staff support for assistance in navigating regulatory and procedural obstacles which sometimes serve as a hindrance to infill development.
FEE WAIVER PROGRAM
It is the policy of the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) to promote growth and development in targeted areas of the City, as described in ICRIP and reflected in the ICRIP map below. Under the City’s Fee Waiver Program, eligible development projects may qualify for a fee waiver that waives certain City development fees, and SAWS impact fees up to 1% of the total project cost. City fee waivers are valid for one year. SAWS fee waivers are valid for 6 months. Applicants may renew applications within 30 days of fee waiver expiration, but processing charges may apply. All City and SAWS fee waivers are subject to funding availability.
How do I apply?
To apply for a City or SAWS fee waiver, please submit an online application. You will receive a response to your application within 72 hours. As part of your application, you will need to provide an estimate of the fees associated with your project. An estimate of City fees to be waived can be obtained by using the Plan Fee Estimator or by calling 210.207.1111. An estimate of SAWS impact fees can be obtained by contacting SAWS at 210.233.3731. Upon review and approval of your application, you will be issued a Waiver ID. There is an administrative charge of $100 for each fee waiver (City and SAWS) issued per project. This fee must be paid prior to activation and use of the waiver.
*NOTICE: Your property must FIRST be appropriately zoned for the intended use in order to obtain a fee waiver. Upon application, this will be verified by staff from a cursory review of the City’s zoning map. This verification is only cursory and DOES NOT guarantee 100% accuracy. Before significantly investing in any property, we strongly recommend that you obtain a Zoning Verification Letter from the Development Services Department to ensure that the proper zoning is in place. Failure to do so may threaten your project and result in financial losses.
Access the Zoning Verification Application
Fee Waiver Online Application
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Please review our complete policy and qualifications before submitting an application:
Contact Sarah Esserlieu at Sarah.Esserlieu@sanantonio.gov for more information.