Development charges are fees imposed on new development (ie. 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 administrative services. There are also area-specific charges for the Rockwood area, which include water and sanitation.
The Development Charges (D.C.) Background Study for the Township of Guelph/Eramosa is required by the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended (D.C.A.).