In accordance with the Development Charges Act, the City of Greater Sudbury collects a development charge at the building permit stage to recover for growth related capital needs.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO DEVELOPMENT CHARGES BY-LAW 2014-151
On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the City of Greater Sudbury will hold a public meeting, pursuant to Section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997 to present and obtain public input on the City’s proposed amendment to its development charges by-law (2014-151). It is proposed that the development charge rates be frozen at the June 30, 2016 levels for a period of one year, which means that the approved phased-in and inflationary increases to the development charges not be implemented on July 1, 2016 and that the phased-in increase be implemented over the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.
Development Charges are levied against new residential and non-residential development, and are a source of funding growth-related capital expenditures. City capital services include water, wastewater, roads, drains, police and public safety, general government, libraries, cemeteries, fire, recreation, emergency service and transit.
All interested parties are invited to attend the Public Meeting of the Finance and Administration Committee and any person who attends the meeting may make representations related to the proposed amendment to the by-law. The meeting is to be held:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6 p.m.
Council Chamber, Tom Davies Square, 200 Brady St.,
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Interested persons may express their comments at the Public Meeting and/or in writing addressed to the City Clerk. To make a presentation at the Public Meeting of the Finance and Administration Committee on June 21, 2016, please preregister with Clerks Services at 705-674-4455, extension 2409, or email email@example.com. Speakers may also register at the public meeting. Presenters will be heard in the order they appear on the speakers list. Presenters will receive five minutes to make a presentation.
Information is being collected pursuant to the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 27, with respect to the proposed amendment of by-law 2014-151.
Written submissions, and questions related to collection of information, should be addressed to the City Clerk, City of Greater Sudbury, P.O. Box 5000, Station A, Sudbury, ON, P3A 5P3 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments should be submitted no later than Friday, June 17, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.
All submissions received in writing and those opinions expressed at the Public Meeting will be considered prior to Council’s decision, which is anticipated during the City Council meeting of June 28, 2016.
Further information may be obtained by contacting the Acting Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer at 705-674-4455, extension 4342.
Rates effective from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 as approved by Council as listed below:
- Development Charges Rates and Summary - July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016
- PSA-Development Charge Rates for July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Please click on the link below to view additional information on development charges:
In accordance with a decision of City Council, applicants for building permits for certain categories of residential development may now apply to defer payment of development charges (DCs) otherwise payable at the building permit stage for a period up to 6 months.
Only applicants for building permits for single detached dwellings; semi-detached dwellings; or multi-residential buildings which do not have more than 4 units potentially qualify for deferral of DCs. Developments within these categories that trigger site plan control will not be eligible for deferral. Landowners applying for approval to defer payment of development charges must also meet certain eligibility criteria as set out in By-law 2015-241.
The land owner (s) must request a deferral at the time of the building permit application by completing an application form. If the application is approved, then the Deferred Development Charges Agreement will be prepared and sent to the land owner(s), and will be executed by the Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer once the following has been received:
Agreement signed by the land owner (or all land owners if more than one); and
Post dated cheque from the same land owner(s) for the amount of development charges owing; and
Documentation that Restriction on Transfer has been registered on title to prevent transfer without the consent of the City. (Note – costs including user fees and disbursements recoverable under the Miscellaneous User Fee By-Law would total approximately $435 to register and $435 to de-register when the DC amounts are paid in full.)
The building permit will be issued after the Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer executes the agreement.
The maximum deferral period is 6 months and the deferred development charges must be repaid at the earliest of:
Six months from date of issuance of building permit;
Issuance of the occupancy permit; or
Sale or transfer of the property.
1.2014 Development Charges By-law – 2014-151 (2,850 KB)
2.2014 Development Charges Background Study (808 KB)
4.Notice of By-Law Passage (93 KB)
Development Charges Open house and Public Meeting
On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 4 p.m., the City of Greater Sudbury held a public meeting, pursuant to Section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997. The public meeting was held to present the proposed 2014 Development Charges by-law (to replace existing by-law 2009-200F) and the related underlying draft background study and obtain public input. Additionally, the City hosted a Public Open House on April 24, 2014 in the Foyer of Tom Davies Square.
All submissions received were considered prior to Council’s decision on June 10, 2014 and approval of the by-law on June 24, 2014.
PSA Development Charges Open House and Public Meeting – Thursday, April 17, 2014
Backgrounder - Thursday, April 17, 2014
Public Notice – Sudbury Star – Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – Northern Life – Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Reports to Council
Proposed Changes to City's Development Charges By-Law and Rates – April 29, 2014
Development Charges 2014 - January 1, 2014 to July 9, 2014 - City Council Report dated December 10, 2013 (126 KB)
Update for 2014 Development Charges Background Study - City Council Report dated November 26, 2013
The Development Charges Act, section 43(1) states that “The treasurer of a municipality shall each year on or before such date as the council of the municipality may direct, give the council a financial statement relating to development charge by-laws and reserve funds established under section 33.” In addition, Paragraphs 12 and 13 of Ontario Regulation 82/98 indicate the information to be included in the report.
There are annual treasurer reports presented to Council, since the development charges by-law 2009-200F was passed.
The development charges were “frozen” at existing rates for residential and industrial sectors effective July 10, 2014 for 2 years. Development charges will increase starting July 1, 2016 to phase-in the calculated increase from the 2014 Development Charge Background Study over 3 years. The maximum calculated rate will be collected in the final year of the by-law 2014-151 (ie. July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019). Non-industrial (Commercial/Institutional) have decreased immediately effective July 10, 2014.
City Council has established a new development charge rate for semi-detached dwellings at which the maximum rate in the fifth year is the mid-point between the rates for single family dwellings and multiples dwellings.
On July 1, 2015 and each year thereafter to July 1, 2018, the charges will be indexed.
The 2014 by-law will be in effect until June 30, 2019.
- Development Charges Rates and Summary - July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
- Development Charges Rates and Summary - July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016
- Development Charges Rates and Summary - July 10, 2014 to June 30, 2015 (693 KB)
The development charge is payable on the date the building permit or other approval is issued and shall be based on the development charge schedule in force on that date.
By agreement the City of Greater Sudbury may accept the provision of service in lieu of cash payment.
In the case of mixed-use developments the development charge allocation shall be based on the proportion of space expressed in gross floor area.
Please review by-law 2014-151 for a complete listing of all exemptions as well as the information pamphlet for a summary of the main exemptions.
2009 Development Charges Background Study (629.5 KB)
Further information can be obtained from the Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer, and copies of the by-law can be obtained at a small cost from the City Clerk:
City of Greater Sudbury
2nd Floor, Tom Davies Square
200 Brady Street, Box 5000, Station A