Purpose

The CMMSO was established by the City of Jacksonville Council in 1991 as a result of the passage of the 1985 Growth Management Act by the State of Florida legislature. The CMMSO implements the current statutory requirements of “F.S. 163.3180 Concurrency” and City of Jacksonville Ordinance Code “Chapter 655 – Concurrency and Mobility Management System”.

The CMMSO is located on the second floor of the Ed Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan Street (behind 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.

NEW FEATURE

To better assist preliminary project budget calculations we provide the following link to obtain an informal and non-binding Expediated Mobility Fee Calculation for your projects. A formal application is required in order to obtain a certified fee amount and a calculation certificate from which payment can be made. Payments may be made by check in person, by mail, or by a delivery service.

Link to Calculator:
https://JaxMobilityFee.coj.net

DISCLAIMER: This calculator is intended for illustrative purposes only.This calculator is provided as a courtesy and can be used as a guideline to estimate the approximate amount of Mobility Fees that may be due for a given project.However, there are many factors that may affect the total fees. This calculator does not take into account any possible exemptions, credits, or vested rights entitlements for a development.Trip generation calculation is guided by the Institute of Traffic Engineers Manual, however, many uses may not be included therein, and subsequently, alternative methods or traffic studies may be required. Actual trip generation and Mobility Fees will be ultimately determined by the Transportation Planning Division. Additionally, many developments include multiple uses and each use should be calculated individually and combined for the estimated total fee.You are advised to refer to the City of Jacksonville code of ordinances for the complete ordinances governing Mobility Fees.This calculator does not vest any right or entitlement to the calculated fee in any party, and any reliance on such calculated fee is at the user’s sole risk.Please refer to www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/transportation-planning for additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Mobility?

New development, or increased intensity of use, places demands on public infrastructure.  The City of Jacksonville has developed a system to quantify and assess the fiscal impact of development on impacted City facilities.  The fee assessment is then applied toward public infrastructure projects to be located within the same Mobility Zone as the subject project, .

What applications are required?

  • For projects that were previously vested (VPAC) no CRC is required.
  • If there is an existing Development Agreement or Fair Share (Proportionate Share) Contract a CRC is required.
  • For projects not previously vested and where there is no development agreement in place, both a MFCC and CRC application is required.
  • Contact the CMMSO if the project status is unclear or unknown.

A City Development Number (CDN) is required for submittal for engineering site plan review. A CDN is automatically generated with the first application for a CRC or application for a CCAS. 

For work on public property, where concurrency is not required, use the City Development Number (CDN) Request Form.

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 other than a day care.

What types of uses are "de minimis"?

Uses deemed to have a de minimis impact are 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.
  • Any improvement to a single family detached residence that does not change the number of dwelling units.

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 payment due?

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 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 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 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 else is extended for one additional year by the payment prior to the expiration date of the applicable annual inflation adjustment 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 approval 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 in order to obtain a City Devleopment Number (CDN) prior to establishing the scope of the project.  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 (MFCC).  The CRC is also used with existing development agreements.

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 JaxGIS map Land Use Layers 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 JaxGIS map Land Use Layers below).

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.

 

Reference Materials

JaxGIS maps
Addressing Section
Capital Improvement Plan

Applications

Contact CMMSO office to obtain current application forms.

Fees

CMMSO Fee Structure 2018-19 (PDF 30kb)

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 Warnock, City Planner III
(904) 255-8321