Mississippi Mills follows the principal that growth should pay for growth.  As a result, new development projects are required to pay Development Charges to off set the costs of expansions and upgrades to municipal services, parks and institutions to accommodate more residents in our community.

Development Charges are calculated and payable at the time a Building Permit is issued and are subject to a set fee established at the beginning of each year. Charges to both the local municipality and County of Lanark are applicable.

Development charges are adjusted annually on January 1st of each year, in accordance with the Statistics Canada Non-residential Building Construction Price Index for Ottawa-Gatineau. The following rates are applicable as of June 6, 2024:

Current Development Charges Rates
Dwelling TypeRural Based Development ChargesUrban Based Development ChargesLanark County Development Charges
Single, Semi $11,939 $24,001 $1,036
Apartments 2+ Bedrooms $7,033 $14,139 $707
Apartments Bachelor, 1 Bedroom $5,077 $10,206 $667
Other Multiples $10,623 $21,355 $766
Non-Residential (per square foot)      
Institutional $4.23 $6.77 $0.53
Commercial $4.23 $6.77 $0.53
*Non-residential rates include partial exemption as per ss.3.10(2) of By-law 18-88      

PLEASE NOTE: The above fees reflect the changes approved by Bill 185, which received royal accent on June 6, 2024, to remove the 5 year phase-in of Development Charges and Fees.

Development Charges By-laws 23-081 to 23-088 (updated 2023)

Public Notice of Passing of 2023 Development Charges By-laws 

2023 Mississippi Mills Development Charges Pamphlets

2023 Development Charges Background Study

Lanark County Development Charges By-law
Lanark County Development Charges Pamphlet November 28, 2022

More information about how Development Charges are calculated and exemptions for particular projects can be found under Plans, Studies and Reports.

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