System Development Charges

Current System Development Fees

What is a System Development Charge (SDC)?

SDCs are a one-time fee imposed on new development and some types of redevelopment. The fee is intended to recover a fair share of the costs of existing (reimbursement fee) and future (improvement fee) capital improvements to the water, sewer, storm water, street and park systems. Oregon law (ORS 223.297-223.314) defines SDCs and specifies how they shall be calculated, applied and accounted for by local governments. Silverton Municipal Code further defines and specifies the charges in Chapter 13.70.

July 1, 2016 Fee Schedules:


Silver Cliff Estates



Final Draft Report for System Development Charges May 6, 2013