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Development Charges

Development charges are an important funding source for the City to help pay for the cost of infrastructure needed for future growth.  We also collect Education Development charges on behalf of the School Boards and Region of Durham Development charges on behalf of the Region. The final amounts will be determined after the plans in support of a building application have been reviewed.

For additional information, please view the June 2016 Report to Executive Committee.

Development Charges By-law

The final report on development charges and By-law 7324-13 were passed at the Council meeting of December 9, 2013. Development Charges rates presented in Schedule "C" in By-law 7324-13 approved to be effective January 1, 2014 have been indexed to reflect current Construction Price Index, and are reflected in the 2015/2016 Development Charges Pamphlet.

The consolidated version of the Development Charges Background Study incorporating the Background Study as amended and approved by Council on December 9, 2013 is available for review.