Purpose

The purpose of the City of Jacksonville Concurrency and Mobility Management System Office (CMMSO) is to administer the functions and responsibilities required by Chapter 655, Ordinance Code and as authorized by State of Florida Statutes.

The CMMSO is located on the second floor of the Ed Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan Street (near Addressing counter). If you need additional assistance or clarification after reviewing the following information you may contact the CMMSO at (904) 255-8330 and request to speak to a planner or by email at mlogan@coj.net.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Concurrency?

New development places demands on public infrastructure.  The City of Jacksonville has developed a system to quantify and assess the financial level of that impact.  That assessment is then applied toward public infrastructure projects proximate to a new project.

What applications are required?

For projects not already vested, under a current developmental order, or having a current CCAS, both a MFCC and CRC application will be required.  Contact the CMMSO if status is unclear or unknown.

What is the intent of the Mobility Plan?

The intent of the 2030 Mobility Plan is to implement the transportation concurrency management system with a holistic approach that applies a fee system to new development based upon the link between land development and transportation.

When is a mobility fee required?

The mobility fee is required to be paid prior to approval of final construction and/or engineering plans under Chapter 320, Ordinance Code or building permits for single family residential construction.

What is the difference between a (full) Mobility Fee Calculation and an Expedited Mobility Fee Calculation; how much does each cost?

The Mobility Fee Calculation Certificate application fee is $688 and considers trip reduction adjustments such as surrounding residential density, mix of uses, existence of local retail, mass transit service and pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
 
The Expedited mobility fee application fee is $266 and does not consider the trip reduction adjustments.

What is the duration of Mobility Fee Calculation Certificate (MFCC)?

Mobility fee certificates are valid for one (1) year from the date of issuance, unless it is subject to a Mobility Fee Contract per Section 655.508, Ordinance Code, or is extended for one year by the payment prior to the expiration date of the applicable annual inflation adjustments as determined by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Office of Financial Development.

What is the duration of a CCAS and CRC?

Both the Conditional Capacity Availability Statement (CCAS) and Concurrency Reservation Certificate (CRC) are valid for one (1) year from the date of issuance and expire automatically unless the applicant applies for the final development order/permit for which the CCAS/CRC was required within the one-year period.  The applicant may receive from the CMMSO four (4) extensions of up to six (6) months each based upon a showing of good cause.  Additionally, the CCAS and CRC shall expire simultaneously with the denial of the final development order/permit for which the CCAS/CRC was required.

Do I have apply for both a CCAS and CRC?

No. The applicant has the option of applying for a CCAS prior to applying for the required CRC.  This will extend development entitlement on additional year.  However, in the event a CCAS is obtained, within 10-days after applying for the final development order or permit for which the CCAS has been issued, the submission of a CRC application is required.

Is a separate application required for a Mobility Fee Calculation Certificate?

Yes, in addition to applying for a Concurrency review, a separate application for a Mobility Fee Calculation Certificate is required.  Final development permits are issued against a CRC, not a Mobility Fee Calculation Certificate.  The CRC is also used with legacy entitlements and development agreements.

Are there exemptions from the Mobility Fee?

Yes, pursuant to Section 655.109 Ordinance Code, the following development or development activity are exempt from CMMS review and the payment of the mobility fee if it has received one of the following:Additionally, items 1, 2 and 3 require continuance in good faith for the permits or approvals as set forth Section 655.109 (a).
  • A valid and effective building permit or any other type of construction permit issued prior to April 25, 1991, including any renewals;
  • As to the construction of single family dwellings, approval of final construction plans for required improvements under Chapter 654, Ordinance Code, given prior to April 25, 1991;
  • As to the construction of all other improvements or development, approval of final construction and/or engineering plans under Chapter 320, Ordinance Code, given prior to April 25, 1991, provided such construction and/or engineering plans specifically indicate the density, intensity and use of the ultimate development proposed to be built according to such approved plans;
  • Previously authorized Development of Regional Impact (DRI) and Florida Quality Development (FQD) approvals;
  • Prior concurrency approvals, including Conditional Capacity Availability Statements (CCAS), Concurrency Reservation Certificates (CRCs), Vested Property Affirmation Certificates (VPACs), Development Agreements and Redevelopment Agreements, and development authorized by a Fair Share assessment contract may be completed in reliance upon and pursuant to the fair share assessment contract;
  • All public educational and ancillary plants as defined in Chapter 1013, FS or charter schools;
  • Transit stations and terminals, transit station parking, park-and-ride lots, intermodal public transit connection or transfer facilities, fixed bus, guideway, and rail stations, airport passenger terminals and concourses, air cargo facilities, and hangars for the assembly manufacture, maintenance, or storage of aircraft;
  • A maximum of two single family dwellings on a lot of record, as defined in Chapter 656 (Zoning Code) Ordinance Code.
  • Private primary and secondary schools, including any on-site ancillary facilities.

What types of uses are De minimis?

Uses deemed to have a deminimis impact and not subject to a mobility fee or review, pursuant to Section 655.108, include the following:
  • A change in use of a structure completed prior to September 20, 2011, without the addition of square footage, from a lawful use to a similar permitted use in the same zoning district;
  • A development that solely consists of a development activity that has no vehicle trip generation;
  • All public facilities provided by the City of Jacksonville necessary to ensure the protection of the health and safety of the citizens of the City;
  • Churches, but not including day care centers, community recreation facilities, and private and/or secondary educational facilities;
  • Any permits for outside retail sales of holiday items.

What is the process to terminate a fair share contract?

A fair share contract may be cancelled administratively anytime upon a showing that all required payments or other mitigation related to the amount of development that has commenced on or before the date of termination has been paid or mitigation completed.  Additionally, the following is required:
  • Submit a notarized affidavit to the Director of Planning and Development (mail it to the CMMSO) acknowledging that no outstanding rights to be terminated have been transferred to other parties.
  • Additionally, the developer or landowner shall - at least 30 days prior to termination - provide written notice to all owners of real property within that portion of the fair share contract proposed to be terminated. Evidence of the written notice shall also be submitted to the CMMSO.

What is a Mobility Zone?

It’s a defined geographic area, as depicted in the Transportation and Capital Improvements Element of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan, within each Development Area.  The size of each Mobility Zone is determined based upon the average length of a trip within the underlying Development Area.  There are ten (10) mobility zones (see link to map below).

What is a Development Area?

It’s an area depicted on the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) series which controls density, development characteristics, and other variables within plan categories.  The City is organized by five (5) tiers of Development Areas including: the Central Business District (CBD), the Urban Priority Area (UPA), the Urban Area (UA), the Suburban Area (SA), and the Rural Area (RA) (see link to map below).


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Applications

Conditional Capacity Availability Statement (CCAS) (PDF 66kb)
Concurrency Reservation Certificate (CRC) (PDF 88kb)
Vested Rights Affirmation Certificate (VPAC) (PDF 85kb)
CMMSO Fee Structure 2016-17 (PDF 30kb)
Test Agencies 2016-17 (PDF 31kb)
Notice of Appeal (PDF 40kb) TW enabled
City Development Number (CDN) Request Form (PDF 38kb) TW enabled
Mobility Fee Calculation Certificate (MFCC) Application (PDF 16kb)
Memorandum of Mobility Fee Contract (PDF 45 kb)
Mobility Fee Contract (PDF 70kb)

Reference Materials

2016 Mobility Handbook  (PDF 323kb)
Mobility Handbook Appendix A-E (PDF 2635kb)
Mobility Handbook Appendix F-M (PDF 3220kb)
ITE Land Use Codes 11-21-2012 (PDF 252kb)
Map of Mobility Zones (PDF 1700kb)
Map of Urban Development Areas (PDF 3.64mb)
Link to other maps (JAXGIS)
Link to Addressing Section
Link to Mobility Plan
Link to 2030 Comprehensive Plan
Link to Capital Improvement Plan
 

Contact

For additional information call 255-8330 or fax 255-8331. 

You may also contact staff:

Paul Davis, City Planner Supervisor
Concurrency and Mobility Management System Office
214 North Hogan Street, 2nd Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 255-8319

or

Blaine Wornock, City Planner II
(904) 255-8321