Development charges + guidelines

Learn more about why we have development charges and see the latest rates for different building types.

Development charges help the city pay for increased demand for municipal services resulting from growth. The development charge bylaw (PDF) applies to all new development and specific changes in use in the city. 

City council approved a new development charge bylaw on Jan. 18, 2019.

In accordance with the Development Charges Act (DCA)  and recent amendments to the DCA via Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act 2019, development charges are now:

  • Calculated at the later of site plan application date or zoning bylaw amendment application date.
  • Paid at the time of building permit issuance.
  • If neither application has been made, the amount continues to be calculated and paid at the time of building permit issuance.
  • Deferred payment plans are in place for the institutional and rental housing development (six payments over five years starting at occupancy) and for non-profit housing (21 payments over 20 years beginning at occupancy)

Interest charges will be applied to development charges according to section 3.2 of the development charges bylaw 20-124.

An early payment agreement may be created with the city and the payee to mitigate interest charges, subject to the city’s approval as set out in the DCA. 

When making a building permit application, consider the regulated processing time for the scope of work proposed and additional time to address any outstanding issues identified by a plans examiner. 

2020 Development charge bylaw update

On Nov. 4, 2020, the city council received the following for review:

If you require a document in a different format, call 613-392-2841 or email finance@quintewest.ca. 

Eligible services to be funded from development charges:

  • Libraries  
  • Fire services
  • Police Services
  • Transit
  • Parks and recreation
  • Ambulance
  • Social housing
  • Roads and related transportation
  • Waste Diversion
  • Water
  • Wastewater

Fees

  • Rates are indexed annually on Jan. 1, per the latest non-residential building construction price index.
  • Other agencies’ rate charges may affect alternate dates – contact the applicable agency directly for more information.

Schedule “B” to bylaw 20-124

Schedule of development charges

Jan., 1, 2021 – Dec., 31, 2021

Residential

Non-residential (per sq.m. of gross floor area)

Service

Single and semi-detached dwelling

Apartments & 2 bedrooms +

Apartments bachelor & 1 bedroom

Other multiples

Municipal wide services

Roads and related services

3,395

2,492

1,438

2,396

16.60

Fire protection services

170

125

72

120

0.88

Police services

464

341

196

327

2.40

Transit services

54

40

23

38

0.28

Parks and recreation services

287

211

122

203

0.28

Library services

141

103

59

99

0.13

Ambulance services

166

122

71

117

0.86

Social housing

29

21

12

20

Waste diversion services

76

55

32

53

Growth studies

47

35

19

33

0.24

Total municipal wide services

4,829

3,545

2,044

3,406

21.67

Urban services

Wastewater services

5,350

3,927

2,266

3,775

27.53

Water services

765

562

324

540

3.94

Total urban services

6,115

4,489

2,590

4,315

31.47

Grand total rural service area

4,829

3,545

2,044

3,406

21.67

Grand total water only serviced area

5,594

4,107

2,368

3,946

25.61

Grand total urban services area

10,944

8,034

4,634

7,721

53.14

Reporting

Development charges are put to use for various capital projects within the City.  The following reports identify the development charges in reserves at year-end and the projects that were funded by development charges revenue in that year.

Statement of reserve funds:

Capital fund transactions:

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