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, 2022

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

1,206

127

69

166

3,599

28

155

118

146

110

444

783

81

45

108

2,335

17

100

77

96

71

289

571

59

33

79

1,703

12

73

56

69

51

211

953

99

55

133

2,844

22

122

94

116

87

352

379

40

22

51

1,126

8

48

38

46

35

140 

 

0.04

0.04

0.01

0.07

1.39

  - 

0.04

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.16

 

 Total

6,168

4,002

2,917

4,877

1,933

1.78

The development charges set out above came into effect on January 1st, 2022 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