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This FAQ page covers Frequently Asked Questions about Planning and Zoning, annexation, and impact fees. Click on any question to expand the answer.

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • How do I obtain Planning and Zoning regulations and guidelines and other documents?

  • What is the function of the Planning and Zoning Commission?

  • What is the function of the Board of Adjustment?

  • What is a Zoning District?

  • What is the zoning of my property?

  • How do I measure a setback?

  • What are my setbacks?

  • Can I run a business from my home?

  • What steps are taken in the annexation process?

  • Why is annexation important to Peoria?

  • Why should citizens want to be annexed?

  • What other benefits are there to annexation?

  • What is a development impact fee?

  • When did impact fees first become popular?

  • When did Peoria first implement impact fees?

  • What impact fee categories does Peoria assess?

  • How does Peoria develop impact fees?

  • How do impact fees differ from taxes?

  • Do I have to pay an impact fee for tenant improvements, an addition to my home, or a remodel of my residence?

  • When do I pay the impact fee?

  • What are Peoria's impact fees?

  • How much will I have to pay in impact fees?

  • Does Peoria have separate impact fee zones?

  • How do impact fees benefit existing, as well as new residents?

  • What are impact fee credits?

  • How are impact fee credits calculated?

  • How do I know if my project is eligible to receive impact fee credits?

  • How do I apply for an impact fee credit?

  • Where can I find more information on Peoria's impact fees?