What are Development Charges?
Development Charges (DCs) are fees that municipalities charge to home builders, developers and other eligible institutions when they build upon or develop land within the municipality. DCs are charged to help pay for the cost of growth and impact on services that municipalities are responsible for such as roads, transit, water, wastewater, fire and police services.
Why is the Town doing this study?
The Town's Development Charges by-law is set to expire in November 2019, and a new by-law needs to be established. A background study is required every 5 years by the Development Charges Act in order to set the new development charge rates.
What is the Development Charges Act?
The Development Charges Act, 1997 is an Ontario law (legislation) that allows municipalities to charge development charges for the growth-related share of hard and soft services through a development charges by-law.
What are "Hard" Services?
What are "Soft" Services?
How does Bill 108 affect the Development Charges Act?
How will Midland deal with the affects of Bill 108 changes?
The Town will establish DCs for soft services in November 2019 and transition to CBC in 2020 once the draft regulations on that process are approved by the Province.