Previous development charge rates and studies

Development charge rates set in 2023

Development charges effective March 2, 2023, to March 1, 2024.
Education charges effective May 20, 2022 to April 22, 2024.
Rates are adjusted annually for inflation.
For 2023 the indexing factor is 15.6% based on 2022 Q3 NRCPI.

Residential development charges

Residential Development Charges are imposed according to the number and type of dwelling units proposed. The municipal-wide, urban and education services portion are payable at the applicable rate at the time of building permit issuance.

Municipal-wide services

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1-bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care / special dwellings
Services related to a highway $7,791 $4,324 $3,091 $5,740 $2,571
Fire protection services $432 $239 $171 $319 $142
Police services $905 $502 $360 $667 $299
Transit $3,759 $2,086 $1,491 $2,770 $1,241
Parking services $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Parks and recreation $12,048 $6,686 $4,781 $8,878 $3,978
Public works $731 $406 $290 $540 $242
Library services $1,144 $634 $454 $843 $377
Growth studies $1,065 $591 $422 $785 $351
Public Health services $411 $228 $163 $303 $135
Provincial Offences Act $10 $5 $4 $7 $3
Ambulance services $152 $85 $60 $112 $51
Waste diversion $752 $417 $298 $554 $249
Total municipal-wide services $29,201 $16,204 $11,585 $21,518 $9,641

Urban services

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1-bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care / special dwellings
Wastewater services $8,908 $4,943 $3,534 $6,563 $2,941
Water services $9,423 $5,229 $3,739 $6,943 $3,111
Stormwater services $308 $171 $122 $227 $101
Total: Urban services $18,639 $10,343 $7,395 $13,734 $6,153

Total: All residential development charges

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1-bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care / special dwellings
Total: All residential development charges $47,839 $26,547 $18,979 $35,251 $15,794

Education

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1 bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care / special dwellings
Upper Grand District School Board  $2,222 $2,222 $2,222 $2,222 $2,222
Wellington Catholic District School Board $619 $619 $619 $619 $619
Total education development charges $ 2,841 $ 2,841 $ 2,841 $ 2,841 $ 2,841

Grand total: residential

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1 bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care/special dwellings
Total $50,680 $29,388 $21,820 $38,092 $18,635

Non-residential development charges

Non-residential Development Charges are imposed according to the amount of gross floor area being developed. The full amount of the non-residential Development Charges are payable at the applicable rate at the time of building permit issuance.

Municipal-wide services

Service Per square metre of gross floor area Per square foot of gross floor area
Services related to a highway $38.11 $3.54
Fire protection services $2.21 $0.21
Police services $4.41 $0.41
Transit $19.42 $1.80
Parking services $0.00 $0.00
Parks and recreation services $6.92 $0.64
Public works (facilities, vehicles and equipment) $3.53 $0.33
Library services $0.74 $0.07
Growth studies $5.59 $0.52
Public Health $0.44 $0.04
Provincial Offences Act $0.00 $0.00
Ambulance $0.74 $0.07
Waste diversion $1.91 $0.18
Total: Municipal-wide services $84.02 $7.81

Urban services

Service Per square metre of gross floor area Per square foot of gross floor area
Wastewater services $43.41 $4.03
Water services $45.91 $4.27
Stormwater services $1.47 $0.14
Total: Urban services $90.79 $8.43

Total: Non-residential development charges

Service Per square metre of gross floor area Per square foot of gross floor area
Total: Non-residential development charges $174.82 $16.24

Development charge rates set in 2022

Development Charge rates effective September 18, 2022 to March 1, 2023.
Education charges effective May 20, 2022 to May 19, 2023.
(Rates are adjusted annually for inflation)

Residential development charges

Residential Development Charges are imposed according to the number and type of dwelling units proposed. The municipal-wide, urban and education services portion are payable at the applicable rate at the time of building permit issuance.

Municipal-wide services

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1-bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care / special dwellings
Services related to a highway $6,734 $3,738 $2,672 $4,962 $2,223
Fire protection services $373 $207 $148 $275 $123
Police services $782 $434 $311 $577 $259
Transit $3,250 $1,803 $1,289 $2,394 $1,073
Parking services $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Parks and recreation $10,414 $5,779 $4,132 $7,674 $3,439
Public works $632 $351 $251 $467 $209
Library services $989 $548 $392 $729 $326
Growth studies $921 $510 $365 $678 $304
Public Health services $356 $197 $141 $262 $117
Provincial Offences Act $8 $5 $4 $6 $2
Ambulance services $131 $73 $52 $97 $44
Waste diversion $650 $360 $258 $479 $215
Total municipal-wide services $25,240 $14,005 $10,015 $18,600 $8,334

Urban services

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1-bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care / special dwellings
Wastewater services $7,700 $4,273 $3,055 $5,673 $2,542
Water services $8,145 $4,520 $3,232 $6002 $2,689
Stormwater services $266 $148 $105 $196 $87
Total: Urban services $16,111 $8,941 $6,392 $11,871 $5,318

Total: All residential development charges

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1-bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care / special dwellings
Total: All residential development charges $41,351 $22,946 $16,407 $30,471 $13,652

Education

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1 bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care / special dwellings
Upper Grand District School Board  $2,222 $2,222 $2,222 $2,222 $2,222
Wellington Catholic District School Board $619 $619 $619 $619 $619
Total education development charges $ 2,841 $ 2,841 $ 2,841 $ 2,841 $ 2,841

Grand total: residential

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1 bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care/special dwellings
Total $44,192 $25,787 $19,248 $33,312 $16,493

Non-residential development charges

Non-residential Development Charges are imposed according to the amount of gross floor area being developed. The full amount of the non-residential Development Charges are payable at the applicable rate at the time of building permit issuance.

Municipal-wide services

Service Per square metre of gross floor area Per square foot of gross floor area
Services related to a highway $32.94 $3.06
Fire protection services $1.91 $0.18
Police services $3.82 $0.35
Transit $16.79 $1.56
Parking services $0 $0
Parks and recreation services $5.98 $0.56
Public works (facilities, vehicles and equipment) $3.05 $0.28
Library services $0.64 $0.06
Growth studies $4.83 $0.45
Public Health $0.38 $0.04
Provincial Offences Act $0.00 $0.00
Ambulance $0.64 $0.06
Waste diversion $1.65 $0.15
Total: Municipal-wide services $72.63 $6.75

Urban services

Service Per square metre of gross floor area Per square foot of gross floor area
Stormwater services $1.27 $0.12
Wastewater services $37.52 $3.49
Water services $39.68 $3.69
Total: Urban services $78.48 $7.29

Total: Non-residential development charges

Service Per square metre of gross floor area Per square foot of gross floor area
Total: Non-residential development charges $151.10 $14.04

Previous updates and background studies