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, 2021

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

Long Term Care Homes

Waste Diversion

1,081

114

62

149

3,225

25

139

106

131

99

398

702

73

40

97

2,092

15

90

69

86

64

259

512

53

30

71

1,526

11

65

50

62

46

189

854

89

49

119

2,548

20

109

84

104

78

315

340

36

20

46

1,009

7

43

34

41

31

125 

 

0.04

0.04

0.01

0.06

1.24

  - 

0.04

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.14

 

 Total

5,529

3,587

2,615

4,369

1,732

1.60

The development charges set out above came into effect on January 1st, 2021 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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