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Development Charges

Development Charges are fees charged on new development to pay for development-related capital costs and services.

Council passed the Development Charges By-law 66 of 2016 on September 26, 2016. This by-law and its fee schedule are in effect until September 26, 2021. 

You must pay these fees when you get a building permit.

Development charges study

Prior to passing the by-law, Council was required to undertake a Development Charges Background Study.

What happens to the fees collected from development charges?

Development charges help fund library services, fire services, parks and recreation, and public works. The principle is that growth pays for growth, and the financial impact of new growth should not be placed on existing tax/rate payers.

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