adequate public facilities ordinances

adequate public facilities ordinances (APFO)

A local law controlling growth by requiring completion of infrastructure—roads, sanitary and storm sewers, waterlines, and schools—prior to, or at the same time as, new private development that will need those services. Approvals for new subdivisions or commercial properties may be withheld until regulatory authorities deem there are adequate public facilities.

The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia by Denise L. Evans, JD & O. William Evans, JD. Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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