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 is as follows:

Schedule 'A'
By-Law 5759-22

Schedule of County-Wide Development Charges - Effective June 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

Long Term Care Homes

Waste Diversion

 

1,569

170

144

137

6,176

6

200

289

70

223

 

 

837

91

77

73

3,295

3

107

154

37

119

 

682

74

63

60

2,686

3

87

126

30

97

1,185

128

109

103

4,663

5

151

218

53

168

563

61

52

49

2,217

2

72

104

25

80

 

0.12

0.06

0.02

0.05

2.07

  - 

0.07

0.04

0.01

0.06

 

 Total

8,984

4,793

3,908

6,783

3,225

2.50

 

The development charges set out above came into effect on June 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