Center City Development & Operations Department
ICRIP Fee Waiver Program


The Inner City Reinvestment and Infill Policy establishes priority areas of the City targeted for private reinvestment. The intent of the policy is to coordinate and prioritize public incentives in these areas to stimulate and facilitate private investment. Such incentives include financial assistance, such as fee waivers and tax abatements for eligible projects, and staff support for assistance in navigating regulatory and procedural obstacles which sometimes serve as a hindrance to infill development.


It is the policy of the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) to promote growth and development in targeted areas of the City, as described in ICRIP and reflected in the ICRIP map below. Under the City’s Fee Waiver Program, eligible development projects may qualify for a fee waiver that waives certain City development fees, and SAWS impact fees up to 1% of the total project cost. City fee waivers are valid for one year. SAWS fee waivers are valid for 6 months. Applicants may renew applications within 30 days of fee waiver expiration, but processing charges may apply. All City and SAWS fee waivers are subject to funding availability.

Program Materials

Please review our complete policy and qualifications before submitting an application:

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How To Apply

As of October 1, 2016, the ICRIP Fee Waiver Program is reopened and accepting applications.


Due to high demand, applications for SAWS fee waivers will only be accepted through Friday, October 21, 2016. Applicants will be notified if they have been awarded a SAWS waiver in mid-November. The program will remain open for City fee waiver requests only.