City’s 2018 rates and fees released

Guelph, Ontario, December 19, 2017 – As part of the 2018 budget, City Council approved a series of rate and fee increases to ensure that the City is able to continue delivering programs and services that meet the community’s expectations.

The following highlights some of the rates and fees which will be increasing or are new in 2018.

Water

Description 2017 2018 Change Effective date
Water volume (fee per cubic metre) $1.67 $1.72 $0.05 January 1, 2018
Water basic (fee per day) $0.26 $0.26 $0.00 January 1, 2018

Wastewater

Description 2017 2018 Change Effective date
Wastewater volume (fee per cubic metre) $1.80 $1.84 $0.04 January 1, 2018
Water basic (fee per day) $0.32 $0.32 $0.00 January 1, 2018

Stormwater

Description 2017 2018 Change Effective date
Stormwater service fee (per month) $4 $4.60 $0.60 January 1, 2018

Waste collection

Description 2017 2018 Change Effective date
Bulky item waste collection fee $33 $35 $2 January 1, 2018
Public drop-off fees (per tonne) $60 to $75 $65 to $80 $5 January 1, 2018

Parking

Description 2017 2018 Change Effective date
Monthly parking lot permits (excluding Gordon Street parking lot varies varies $2 to $5 February 1, 2018

Animal licences

Description 2017 2018 Change Effective date
Cat licensing fee n/a $25 $25 January 1, 2018

Courts: fine collection

Description 2017 2018 Change Effective date
Debt collection processing fee n/a $40 $40 January 1, 2018

City Clerk’s office

Description 2017 2018 Change Effective date
Marriage ceremony rehearsal n/a $100 $100 January 1, 2018
Commissioning (pension) n/a $15 $15 January 1, 2018
Commissioning (three or more signatures) $75 $90 $15 January 1, 2018

Finance

Description 2017 2018 Change Effective date
Commissioning (up to two signatures) n/a $35 $35 January 1, 2018

There are no changes to Guelph Transit cash fares, tickets, or passes, excluding the UPass included in University of Guelph tuition fees, in 2018.

For a complete list of 2018 rates and fees, including parks, recreation and Committee of Adjustment fees, and their respective effective dates, visit guelph.ca/budget.

Media contact

Laura Mousseau, Manager, Corporate Communications
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2463
laura.mousseau@guelph.ca