An impact fee is a charge on new development to pay for the construction or expansion of capital improvements that are needed by and benefit new development. The majority of cities and counties nationwide use some form of impact fees. The fee is calculated proportionately based on current and projected growth of the community. Las Cruces rotates the evaluation of the need for impact fees based on categories such as parks, utilities and public safety. Las Cruces is currently in the Public Safety cycle for impact fees.