Development Charges

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Development Charges are collected to assist in financing capital costs associated with infrastructure and municipal services to support growth. This infrastructure can be used by all residents who live within the Town of New Tecumseth and may include:

  • Development Related Studies
  • Library Services
  • Fire and Rescue
  • Joint Police Services
  • Parks and Recreation Services
  • Public Works
  • Roads and Related
  • Water and Wastewater Services

 A Development Charge Background Study conducted by Hemson Consulting Ltd. was adopted in 2021 and included growth forecasts and eligible local municipal servicing requirements.  Using this information By-law 2021-166 came into effect January 1, 2022.  Below are the rates effective  July 1, 2024:

Development Charge Rates


Other Relevant Information

 Please note that the following information is based on current legislation and is subject to change at anytime.

Development Charge FAQ’s:

 How much are development charges to build a home on full Town services?
  •  The current rate is $104,246 which includes County and Education fees.
How much are development charges to build a home that is not on Town water and wastewater?
The current rate is $66,637 which includes County and Education fees.
When are development charges payable?
Most would be payable at building permit issuance, however some cases would be at the earliest of date of first occupancy or occupancy permit.
 Who can I contact to inquire about development charges?
  • The finance department at 705-435-3900 or by email.
 What information do I need to supply when inquiring about development charges?
  • address
  • zoning if available
  • type of development (commercial, industrial, residential or mixed use)
  • number of units being developed if apartments and how many are 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom etc.
  • size of proposed development in m2 for commercial and industrial
  • demolition if applicable and what is being demolished - house, commercial building etc.
  • expansion m2 and existing m2 of the development
 Will I receive a development charge credit for a structure being demolished?
  • An applicable credit will be granted towards the cost of the current development charges if the structure being demolished is occupiable at the time of demolition. The rebuild must be done within two years from the date of the demolition permit issuance in order to receive a development charge credit.
 What documentation can be provided to support that the structure was occupiable at time of demolition?
  •  A hydro bill that clearly shows the property address that has recently been paid.


Applications that require a Site Plan Control Application:

What was the new legislation pertaining to subdivision/commercial and industrial developments that came into effect January 1st, 2020?
  • Applies to any site plan control applications received by the Town as detailed in the Development Charges Act, 1997.
  • Freezing of rates for Municipal and County development charges at applicable date of site plan control application.

Is interest charged and what interest rate is applied?

Yes, the Town's Development Charge interest policy details the applicable rates that will be applied based on the below criteria:
  • No Security - Published bank prime rate at the date of the development charge calculation plus 5%
  • With Security - Published bank prime rate at the date of the development charge calculation plus 3%

If providing a security how much security is required?

  •  100% of the development charge payable in the form of a letter of credit

When does interest start?

  • Accrues from the month following the date of complete site plan application to when the development charge is paid in full. See the interest policy for further details.

Can payments be deferred?

  • Deferrals are only applicable to institution and rental housing that is not non-profit and nonprofit developments.
  • Developer must notify Town within 5 days of occupancy or the full development charge is payable immediately with interest accrued from the date it first became payable.