Development Charges

Municipalities in Ontario use Development Charges (DCs) to recover growth related capital costs associated with residential and non-residential growth. In accordance with the Development Charges Act, DCs are collected at the building permit stage to help the City pay for municipal services needed to support the new development. These services include, water, wastewater, emergency services, roads and more.

New Development Charges rates have been approved by Council and will become effective on July 1, 2019.  Please refer to heading “Rates” below for the rates in effect from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

View the Development Charges By-law.

View the Development Charges Rates and Summary Pamphlet - July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

View the Notice of Development Charges By-law Passage.

Development Charge Exemptions

Some properties are exempt or partially exempt from Development Charges which are calculated as part of the cost to be paid before obtaining a municipal building permit.

Contact

For more information regarding Development Charges, please call 705-674-4455, ext. 2529.