Development Charges

The Town uses Development Charges to pay for the increased capital costs required due to the increased needs for services arising from development. This includes the re-development of land within the municipality.

The development of all lands within the Town is subject to development charges.  Development Charges are levied according to the service area in which the development is located.  The amounts of the charges vary by service area.

The Town estimates what new services will be needed to accommodate the Town’s growing population, and uses this information to update the Development Charges By-law and Background Study every five years, at minimum, as required under the Ontario Development Charges Act.