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File #: DC-1439    Version: 1
Type: Regular Information Status: Presented
File created: 9/13/2022 In control: General Government and Policy Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 10/4/2022 Final action: 10/4/2022
Enactment date: Resolution #:
Title: Overview Of Recommended 2023 Dakota County Fee Schedules
Sponsors: Finance
Attachments: 1. 2023 Transportation Fees, 2. 2023 Fleet Fees, 3. 2023 Environmental Resource Fees, 4. 2023 Parks Fees, 5. 2023 Plat Fees, 6. 2023 Community Service Fees, 7. 2023 Sheriff's Fees, 8. 2023 Enterprise Finance and Information Services Fees, 9. 2023 Public Service & Revenue Fees, 10. 2023 Copy Fees, 11. 2023 Medical Examiner Fees
DEPARTMENT: Finance
FILE TYPE: Regular Information

TITLE
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Overview Of Recommended 2023 Dakota County Fee Schedules
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PURPOSE/ACTION REQUESTED
Provide an overview of 2023 recommended fee schedules.

SUMMARY
Minn. Stat. ? 373.41 provides Dakota County the authority to establish fees for service. Fee revenues help support the cost of operations and offset annual levy amounts required to maintain services.

The proposed fees are set at the estimated cost of providing services including overhead. The proposed fees generally include a three percent increase over 2022 levels to help offset higher labor costs and inflation (unless specific circumstances created exceptions). General exceptions include:

* Fees established by law or rule.
* Fees for services when it is difficult to determine the actual cost of service such as campground and rental of facilities and equipment. Fees for these types of services are based upon marketplace rates.

Community Services fees are set at the actual cost of service, but the amount charged to clients is usually less due to the provisions of sliding fee schedules included in the Community Services fee policy. The fees in this Board action are those fees that the County Board establishes annually through the public hearing process.

Staff will present fee recommendations to the General Government and Policy (GGP) Committee of the Whole. No Committee action is requested at this time. The County Board is scheduled to adopt 2023 fees following the public hearing on October 18, 2022. The fees will be effective on January 1, 2023, and some Parks fees will be effective late 2022.

The fee schedules are presented in separate attachments for each Division/Department. Individual Division/Department presentations are not planned; however, staff will be present to respond to specific questions and concerns.

RECOMMENDATION
recommendation
Information only; no action requested.
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EXPLANATION OF FISCAL/FTE IMPACTS
The projected fee...

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