Development charges + guidelines

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

Development Charges Presentation 2024

The City last undertook a review of its development charges in 2020. Provincial legislation requires the City to review its development charges every five years. In April 2023, the City engaged Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. to review the City’s current development charges. On June 5, Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. presented to council  the draft Development Charge Study and the associated proposed changes to development charges for the City of Quinte West, which are currently under review. 

To view the development charge update presentation, click here.

Draft 2024 Development Charge Background Study

Staff will have a stakeholder meeting at City Hall during the week of July 8 to answer questions from developers. Then on July 17, a statutory public meeting will take place as part of the Quinte West council meeting. 

On August 14, the development charges By-law will be presented to council for consideration and final approval. 

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 Dec. 7, 2020 based on information provided in the Development Charge Background Study.

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. 

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.
  • Development charges for 2023 – in effect starting Jan. 1, 2023. 
  • Development charges for 2024 – in effect starting Jan. 1, 2024.

Schedule “B” to bylaw 20-124

Schedule of development charges

Jan., 1, 2024 – Dec., 31, 2024

 

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

4,669

3,427

1,977

3,295

22.83

Fire protection services

235

73

98

165

1.20

Police services

639

469

70

450

330

Transit services

74

5

32

452

0.38

Parks and recreation services

394

290

167

279

0.38

Library services

193

142

81

135

0.18

Ambulance services

228

167

97

161

1.18

Social housing

 

 

 

 

Waste diversion services

104

76

45

72

Growth studies

64

48

26

46

0.33

Total municipal wide services

6,600

4,847

2793

4,655

29.78

Urban services

     

Wastewater services

7,358

5,401

3,117

5,191

7.85

Water services

1,052

773

446

7435.43

Total urban services

8,410

6,1743,563

5,934

43.28

      

Grand total rural service area

6,600

4,847

2,793

4,655

29.78

Grand total water only serviced area

7,652

5,620

3,239

5,398

35.21

Grand total urban services area

15,010

11,021

6,356

10,589

73.06

Schedule “B” to bylaw 20-124

Schedule of development charges

Jan., 1, 2023 – Dec., 31, 2023

 

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

4,380

3,215

1,855

3,091

21.42

Fire protection services

220

162

92

155

1.13

Police services

599

440

253

422

3.10

Transit services

69

52

30

49

0.36

Parks and recreation services

370

272

157

262

0.36

Library services

181

133

76

127

0.17

Ambulance services

214

157

91

151

1.11

Social housing

 

 

 

 

Waste diversion services

98

71

42

68

Growth studies

60

45

24

43

0.31

Total municipal wide services

6,191

4,547

2,620

4,368

27.96

Urban services

     

Wastewater services

6,902

5,067

2,924

4,870

35.51

Water services

987

725

418

697

5.09

Total urban services

7,889

5,792

3,342

5,567

40.60

      

Grand total rural service area

6,191

4,547

2,620

4,368

27.96

Grand total water only serviced area

7,178

5,272

3,038

5,065

33.05

Grand total urban services area

14, 080

10,339

5,962

9,935

68.56

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:

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. 

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