Development Charges

Development Charges are fees imposed on new development (i.e. construction of new homes, new subdivisions, etc.) to pay for increased capital costs arising from development of the area. These include capital costs related to public works, fire protection, outdoor recreation, indoor recreation and administration services. There are also area specific charges for the Rockwood area which include water and sanitation. The following table outlines the development charges for both residential and non-residential development.

Uses of land, building or structures Residential development charge
(per dwelling unit)
Non- residential charge
Services and designated development charge financing areas

Single and Semi-
detached

2 BR and larger Apt. Bachelor and 1 BR Apt. Multiple Units Per Square Foot of Gross Floor Area
MUNICIPAL WIDE CHARGES    
Roads and Related $729 $415 $281 $534 $0
Fire $833 $475 $321 $611 $0
Outdoor Recreation $2,899 $1,652 $1,118 $2,125 $0
Indoor Recreation $2,148 $1,224 $829 $1,574 $0
Administration $473 $269 $182 $347 $0
SUBTOTAL MUNICIPAL- WIDE $7,082 $4,035 $2,731 $5,191 $0
ROCKWOOD AREA-SPECIFIC CHARGE  
Water Services $2,905 $1,655 $1,121 $2,129 $1.23
Wastewater Services $10,831 $6,171 $4,178 $7,938 $4.60
SUBTOTAL - ROCKWOOD AREA SPECIFIC $13,736 $7,826 $5,299 $10,067 $5.83

More Information:

Development Charges Brochure

2013 Development Charges Study

Development Charges By-law

Related Links

Wellington County

Upper Grand District School Board website

Wellington Catholic District School Board website