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.5759-22 which was approved on May 26, 2022. The Development Charge Information Sheet summarizes the current policy and rates. The schedule of development charges imposed by the by-law applies to all lands within the County of Wellington and is as follows:


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 County of Wellington 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