Development application fees and charges

Development Application Fee Bylaw (2017)20216

Development application fees effective January 1, 2023

Service or Process Fee Notes
Minor Official Plan Amendment $10,294.65 Site-specific amendment, involves minor policy change or exemption
Major Official Plan Amendment $13,577.83 Land use change or major policy change involves more than one property or large land holdings
Draft  Plan of Subdivision $44,253.42 Plus Plan of Subdivision Approval Fee
Plan of Subdivision Approval $18,548.01 Fee does not include the search and registration costs in the Land Registry Office, which are set by the Province of Ontario, and are in addition to any fees imposed by this Bylaw.
Engineering Review Fee 6% Cost of Work for Services Required for Plan of Subdivision and Vacant Land Condominium.
Condominium Approval $5,336.29 $129.61/unit plus $1,296.16 Condo Agreement fee (if Agreement required) Fee does not include the search and registration costs in the Land Registry Office, which are set by the Province of Ontario, and are in addition to any fees imposed by this Bylaw.
Condominium Registration $1,520.40 n/a
Minor Zoning By-law Amendment $10,294.65 Minor includes: adding uses to an existing zone, temporary use, no change in zoning category.

Additional Development Agreement Fee may be imposed under the User Fee Bylaw where applicable.

Major Zoning By-law Amendment $13,577.83 Major includes: change in zoning category.

Additional Development Agreement Fee may be imposed under the User Fee Bylaw where applicable.

Development Approval Fee – Bylaw Preparation, Notice of Passing $1,030.44 Additional Development Agreement Fee may be imposed under the User Fee Bylaw where applicable.
Minor Official Plan/Zoning By-law Amendment $15,879.80 Additional Development Agreement Fee may be imposed under the User Fee Bylaw where applicable.
Major Official Plan/Zoning Bylaw Amendment $20,266.00 Additional Development Agreement Fee may be imposed under the User Fee Bylaw where applicable.
Part Lot Control Exemption $2,461.40 Additional Registration Fee imposed under the User Fee Bylaw.

Site plan fees effective January 1, 2023

Service or Process Fee Notes
Residential Application Base fee of $7,377.72 (includes up to 20 residential units) plus $171.08 per residential unit in excess of 20 units to a maximum fee of $13,444.32 plus Site Plan Agreement fee. What constitutes a “Standard” Site Plan has been clearly defined in the Site Plan User Guide.
Commercial/Office/Institutional Application Base fee of $7,377.72 (includes up to 500m2 of GFA) plus $3.27/m2 of GFA in excess of 500m2 to a maximum fee of $13,444.32 plus Site Plan Agreement fee. What constitutes a “Standard” Site Plan has been clearly defined in the Site Plan User Guide.
Industrial Application Base fee of $7,377.72 (includes up to 1,000m2 of GFA) plus $2.03/m2 of GFA in excess of 1,000m2 to a maximum fee of $13,444.32 plus Site Plan Agreement fee. What constitutes a “Standard” Site Plan has been clearly defined in the Site Plan User Guide.
Minor Site Plan Application $4,510.62 What constitutes a “Minor” Site Plan has been clearly defined in the Site Plan User Guide.
Site Plan Agreement $1,296.16 Fee does not include the search and registration costs in the Land Registry Office, which costs are set by the Province of Ontario, and are in addition to any fees imposed by this By-law.

Other fees effective January 1, 2023

Service or Process Fee Notes
Extension of Draft Plan Approval (Subdivision/Condo) $2,461.40 n/a
Removal of ‘H’ Symbol – routine $2,461.40 n/a
Removal of ‘H’ Symbol (complex plus submission review) $2,461.40 New fee based on report reviews
Extension of Temporary Use $3,095.22 n/a
Annual Inactive File Holding $1,000.00 Applies to applications submitted prior to December 31, 2022
Mandatory Pre-consultation $3,000.00 No longer deducted from complete application fee
Site Plan – Additional Site Inspection (beyond 1st) $648.07 n/a
Pre Submission review (site Plan and OP/ZBA) $5,000.00 New fee for each site plan /OPA/ZBA submission made outside of the formal process
Pre Submission review – individual report $3,200.00 New fee for each individual report submission made outside of the formal site plan/ZBA/OPA process
Engineering Servicing Capacity Modelling Check In accordance with the User Fee By-law. Noted here for information purposes only.*

Guelph development charges
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