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Development Charges​

  • New development  (new residential units, new commercial, industrial and institutional floor space) is subject to the provisions of Development Charges under By-law 2014-51.  Certain types of construction (renovations, accessory apartments, agricultural buildings, some industrial expansions, redevelopment) are exempt.
  • Development Charges are imposed to recover capital costs associated with population and non-residential growth within the municipality. These costs are for shared infrastructure items (fire stations and equipment, major roads, water & sewage treatment plants, etc.) in addition to the costs would normally be constructed as part of a subdivision (such as internal roads, sewers, watermains, roads, sidewalks, streetlights). 
  • Development Charges are generally payable at time of Building Permit.
  • The Township also collects Development Charges for  the County of Simcoe and the local School Boards. please see the links below for more information on Development Charges:

                      - County of Simcoe

                      - Simcoe County District School Board

                      - Simcoe Muskoka Catholic School Board