2019 Development Charge Rates (ICI)

Attention: Architects, Engineers, Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Contractors and Permit Applicants

Please be advised that changes to the Development Charge By-law, including the rates, are scheduled for approval at the February 11, 2019 Council Meeting and would be effective March 2, 2019.

If approved, the new rates will apply to all building permits issued after March 1, 2019.  Therefore, respecting legislated building permit turnaround times of 20 business days, all ICI building permit applications received after January 31, 2019 will be subject to the new rates.

If you have existing building permit applications that are under review or have been refused, all items that are preventing the permit from being issued must be resolved prior to February 14, 2019 in order to be eligible to receive the current rates.

Please also be aware that the Building Code Act requires that construction commence within 6 months after permit issuance and that it continue uninterrupted.

For information on the Development Charge By-law please visit guelph.ca/dc.

Should you have any additional questions regarding the Development Charge By-law and/or rates, please contact the Finance department directly.  They can be reached by email at finance@guelph.ca, or by telephone at 519-837-5610.

For more information

Building Services
City of Guelph
519-837-5615
building@guelph.ca