With the recent approval of the City of Amarillo’s budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 by City Council, various fees charged by the City for services provided by several different City departments will change effective Oct. 1, 2016. These changes will allow for City departments to recover a portion of the cost related to services provided while ensuring sustainability for the departments, and the best level of service for customers and the community.
The public should be aware these changes will help create a more responsive City, focused on providing a timely, sustainable high-level of service to the community. Customers can expect fee increases and, in some cases, fee decreases along with the creation of new fees for services that the City has never charged for in the past.
Department’s with changes to fees include Building Safety, Capital Projects & Development Engineering, Environmental Health, and Utilities. Individual changes are available online on each department’s webpage which may be accessed at amarillo.gov.