2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 45 - Towns and cities
CHAPTER 45-22.4 - Rhode Island Development Impact Fee Act
§ 45-22.4-6 - Refund of impact fees.

SECTION 45-22.4-6

   § 45-22.4-6  Refund of impact fees. – (a) If impact fees are not expended or encumbered within the period established in § 45-22.4-5, the governmental entity shall refund to the fee payer or his or her successors the amount of the fee paid and accrued interest. The governmental entity shall send the refund to the fee payer at the last known address by certified mail within one year of the date on which the right to claim refund arises. All refunds due and not claimed within one year shall be retained by the municipality.

   (b) When a governmental entity seeks to terminate any or all impact fee requirements, all unexpended or unencumbered funds shall be refunded as provided above. Upon the finding that any or all fee requirements are to be terminated, the governmental entity shall place a notice of termination and availability of refunds in a newspaper of general circulation in the community at least two (2) times. All funds available for refund shall be retained for a period of one year. At the end of one year, any remaining funds may be transferred to the general fund and used for any public purpose. A governmental entity is released from this notice requirement if there are no unexpended or unencumbered balances within a fund or funds being terminated.

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