Development Charges

What are Development Charges?

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Development Charges are collected to assist in financing capital projects required to meet the increased need for services resulting from growth and development.

County development charges are collected in accordance with by-law No.5523-17 and by-law No.5590-18 which was approved on May 25, 2017 and October 25, 2018 respectively. The Development Charge Information Sheet summarizes the current policy and rates. The schedule of development charges imposed by the by-law is as follows:

Schedule 'A'
By-Law 5590-18

Schedule of County-Wide Development Charges - Effective January 1st, 2019

Service

Residential

Non- Residential

(per s.f. of Gross Floor Area) 

Single-Detached
Dwelling and
Semi- Detached
Dwelling

Apartments
2 Bedrooms+

Apartments Bachelor

and 1 Bedroom

Other Multiples

Special Care / Special Dwelling Units SCD

Library

Studies

Ambulance

Police

Roads and Related

Childcare

Provincial Offences Act

Health Unit

Social Services

Homes for the Aged

Waste Diversion

1023

107

59

141

3,051

23

132

101

124

94

377

664

69

38

92

1,980

15

85

65

81

61

245

484

50

28

67

1,444

11

62

47

59

44

179

808

84

46

112

2,411

19

104

79

99

74

298

321

34

19

44

956

7

41

32

39

29

118 

 

0.04

0.04

0.01

0.05

1.16

0.00

0.04

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.14

 

 Total

5,232

3,395

2,475

4,134

1,640

1.51

The development charges set out above came into effect on January 1st, 2019 and apply to all lands within the County of Wellington. The by-law also provides for the automatic indexing of the development charges on January 1 of each year. For more information on the County Development Charges, the Development Charge Background Study and how development charges may relate to your property, please contact the County Treasury Department or your local municipal office.

Key Documents for Development Charges

 

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