The purpose of development charges is to recover a portion of the growth-related costs associated with the capital infrastructure needed to service new development. Generally, development charges are calculated, payable and collected on the date a building permit is issued.
Development charges assist in funding growth-related capital costs for the following services: Roads, Public Works, Fire Protection, Outdoor Recreation, Indoor Recreation, Library, Administration, Homes for the Aged, Day Care, Wastewater, Water, Storm Sewer and Septage Treatment. Development charges imposed pursuant to the development charges by-law shall be adjusted annually, without amendment to this by-law, on the anniversary date of the by-law (June 29), in accordance with the prescribed index in the Development Charges Act.
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