Development charges are imposed upon the issuance of a building permit for all new residential, industrial, commercial and institutional buildings. The purpose is to ensure that new development pays is proportionate share of the capital costs required to service new development. Fees are collected to address the following areas: roads, fire, public works and fleet, administration, libraries and parks and recreation.
It should be noted that Development Charges are also collected by the Region of Durham and the relevant school boards.
View a copy of the policy report (pdf).
View the 2019 Development Charge By-laws