Development Charges

Rates and Indexing

Development Charges are imposed to ensure that the cost of meeting growth related demands for services is met, but does not place a financial burden on existing tax payers. They also ensure that new tax payers bear no more than the net capital cost related to providing current levels of service.

iconDevelopment Charges Brochure January 2015 (443.46 kB)

Background Study

The Development Charges Act, 1997 requires municipalities to complete detailed background studies. Thes studies must include, among other matters, estimates of projected growth, estimates of new services necessitated by that growth, and estimates of the capital costs of infrastructure projects required to meet the increased need for services.

A municipality must pass the development charge by-law within one year of the completion of th background study on which th by-law is based.

A development charge by-law is in force for a maximum of five years, unless repealed or replaced earlier. A new background study must be completed and a new by-law must be passed in order for a municipality to start levying development charges again.

2015 Development Charges By-law Update

HEMSON Meaford Draft DC Study 26Jun15

 


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