Development Charges By-law 2019-100 applies to all lands within the City of Greater Sudbury subject to certain exceptions:

  • a development owned and used by a Board of Education or a municipality,
  • an enlargement of an existing dwelling unit,
  • an enlargement of gross floor area by 50 percent or less in an existing industrial building,
  • a development designated for temporary use (less than eight months),
  • a development in a designated exempt area identified in Schedules E of By-Law 2019-100 and any future BIAs approved by City Council,
  • any college created pursuant to the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts & Technology Act,
  • a development owned and used for university academic or research purposes,
  • 50 percent exemption for development owned by university and used for purposes other than academic or research purposes,
  • development within Designated Exempt Areas as per Schedule E of by-law 2019-100
  • affordable housing projects which meet criteria in By-law 2019-100,
  • garden suites when removed within 10 years,
  • a secondary dwelling unit as defined in the Zoning By-law,
  • a 50% reduction in DCs for Multi-Unit Residential Building constructed within the Nodes and Corridors as outlined in By-law 2019-100,
  • any hospices or long term care homes that are exempt from property taxation as outlined in By-law 2019-100,
  • additional intensification of existing housing as outlined in By-law 2019-100

The following situations may be eligible for partial credits on development charges:

  • When a building or structure is demolished to make way for a property redevelopment, previously paid development charges will be credited against the amount charged for the redevelopment, provided that redevelopment occurs within five years of demolition.
  • Property owners providing eligible services may receive a credit in lieu of direct payment of development charges.

Please see By-law 2019-100 for a complete list of exemptions to development charges.