Development Charges

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Properly planned growth is good for our community, but it comes with costs. New development can lead to new infrastructure, including roads, sidewalks, sewers, community facilities and fire services. Development charges help cover the costs associated with growth.

Development charges are levied against new development and are a primary source of funding for growth-related capital expenditures. The City-Wide Development Charges Background Study relates to the provision of all eligible DC Services (i.e., Library Services, Fire Services, Police Services, Recreation, Parks, Public Works, Parking, Transit Services, General Government, Affordable Housing, Waste Management, Roads & Other City-wide Engineering and Sewage Treatment). The City of Peterborough Development Charges Pamphlet summarizes the City’s policy with respect to development charges. By-laws 19-095 and 19-096 impose City-wide development charges for municipal services.

In addition to the City-wide development charges, the City imposes area-specific development charges for some sanitary trunk sewers, stormwater facilities, and servicing and planning studies in specific planning areas through By-laws 17-072 to 17-079.

Development charges statutory public meeting

A statutory public meeting of Council was held on Monday, June 27, 2022 regarding proposed development charge rates and policies that will be applied throughout the City. The public meeting was held pursuant to The Development Charges Act, 1997.

Development charges statutory public meeting
Date: Monday, June 27, 2022
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: virtual meeting held electronically and can be viewed on the Watch Council webpage.

Development charges are levied against new development and are a primary source of funding for growth-related capital expenditures. The 2022 Planning Area Specific Development Charges (ASDC) Background Study relates to the recovery of growth area-specific engineered services in each City Planning Area.  The 2022 City-wide Development Charges Amendment Background Study relates to the provision of only the following eligible DC Services (i.e., Library Services, Recreation, Parks, General Government, Affordable Housing, Waste Management).

Council is required under The Development Charges Act, 1997, to hold at least one public meeting to allow the public the opportunity to review and provide comments on the Background Studies, related staff reports and the proposed development charges by-laws:

 Proposed Development Charges By-laws
 

2022 Proposed By-law to Amend By-law Number 19-095 to establish City-wide Development Charges

2022 Proposed By-law to Amend By-law Number 19-096 to establish City-wide Development Charges

2022 Proposed Carnegie East Growth Area ASDC By-law

2022 Proposed Carnegie West Growth Area ASDC By-law

2022 Proposed Chemong East Growth Area ASDC By-law

2022 Proposed Chemong West Growth Area ASDC By-law

2022 Proposed Jackson Growth Area ASDC By-law

2022 Proposed Liftlock Growth Area ASDC By-law

2022 Proposed Lily Lake Growth Area ASDC By-law

2022 Proposed Coldsprings Growth Area ASDC By-law

 

Any person may attend public meetings and make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the by-law. You were invited to register to speak at the public meeting or provide a written submission to the City Clerk's Office no later than 11 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2022. Written comments received prior to the meeting and submissions made at the public meeting would be considered by Council prior to the enactment of a new development charges by-law.

Technical inquiries should be directed to Erica Arkell, Financial Analyst, Special Projects, Corporate and Legislative Services Department or by telephone at 705-742-7777 ext. 1628.

2022 development charges rates

2022 development charges are effective from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. Refer to the development charges map for exact locations.

Residential A - single and semi

Planning area

Planning area charge

City-wide uniform charge

Total charge

Jackson

$2,589

$34,795

$37,384

Carnegie East

$9,533

$34,795

$44,328

Carnegie West

$6,790

$34,795

$41,585

Lily Lake

$9,210

$34,795

$44,005

Chemong East

$9,571

$34,795

$44,366

Chemong West

$10,678

$34,795

$45,473

Liftlock

$12,222

$34,795

$47,017

Coldsprings

$7,891

$34,795

$42,686

City-Wide Dev. Area

-

$34,795

$34,795

Average

$8,561

$34,795

$42,404

Residential B - other multiples

Planning area

Planning area charge

City-wide uniform charge

Total charge

Jackson

$2,232

$21,987

$24,219

Carnegie East

$8,217

$21,987

$30,204

Carnegie West

$5,852

$21,987

$27,839

Lily Lake

$7,939

$21,987

$29,926

Chemong East

$8,251

$21,987

$30,238

Chemong West

$9,205

$21,987

$31,192

Liftlock

$10,537

$21,987

$32,524

Coldsprings

$6,802

$21,987

$28,789

City-Wide Dev. Area

-

$21,987

$21,987

Average

$7,379

$21,987

$28,546

Residential C - apartments

Planning area

Planning area charge

City-wide uniform charge

Total charge

Jackson

$1,520

$19,709

$21,229

Carnegie East

$5,587

$19,709

$25,296

Carnegie West

$3,980

$19,709

$23,689

Lily Lake

$5,399

$19,709

$25,108

Chemong East

$5,610

$19,709

$25,319

Chemong West

$6,259

$19,709

$25,968

Liftlock

$7,164

$19,709

$26,873

Coldsprings

$4,626

$19,709

$24,335

City-Wide Dev. Area

-

$19,709

$19,709

Average

$5,018

$19,709

$24,170

City-wide development charges

Residential:

  • 1 to 2 units - $34,795.00/unit (Plus area-specific charges)
  • More than 2 units (e.g., row or garden suites) - $21,987.00/unit (Plus area-specific charges)
  • Apartment-type dwelling or multi-suite building - $19,709.00/unit (Plus area-specific charges)

Non-Residential: $145.71.00/m2

Education Development Charges (EDC)

In accordance with the authority provided under the Education Act Section 257.54, specific local Peterborough school boards have established development charges for land that is undergoing residential and non-resident development. The City of Peterborough Building Services Division will be collecting the education development charges at the time of building permit issuance on behalf of the local school boards.

Please see tables below for the Education Development Charges in effect.

Residential EDC
Residential Education Development Charges: 2022-2027
Residential EDCYear 1: April 4, 2022 – April 3, 2023Year 2: April 4, 2023 – April 3, 2024Year 3: April 4, 2024 – April 3, 2025Year 4: April 4, 2025 – April 3, 2026Year 5: April 4, 2026 – April 3, 2027
PVNCC District School Board $362.00 $524.00 $524.00 $524.00 $524.00
KPR District School Board $436.00 $736.00 $1,036.00 $1,246.00 $1,246.00
Total Residential EDC $798.00 $1,260.00 $1,560.00 $1,770.00 $1,770.00

 

Non-Residential EDC
Non-Residential Education Development Charges: 2022-2027
Non-Residential EDCYear 1: April 4, 2022 – April 3, 2023Year 2: April 4, 2023 – April 3, 2024Year 3: April 4, 2024 – April 3, 2025Year 4: April 4, 2025 – April 3, 2026Year 5: April 4, 2026 – April 3, 2027
PVNCC District School Board $1.19/sq.m $1.51/sq.m $1.51/2sq.m $1.51/sq.m $1.51sq.m
KPR District School Board $1.51/sq.ft. $2.58/sq.ft. $3.55/sq.ft. $3.55/sq.ft. $3.55/sq.ft.
Total Non-Residential EDC $2.70/sq.m $4.09/sq.m $5.06/sq.m $5.06/sq.m $5.06/sq.m

 

Please contact the individual school boards for information relating to the Education Development Charges:

Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board (PVNCCDSB)

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB)

Water Services Development Charges

Peterborough Utilities Group

Proposed residential and non-residential construction within the City of Peterborough may be subject to Water Services Development Charges as identified in the Peterborough Utilities Group Water Services Development Charge City By-law 19-065. Where development is subject to a development charge under the By-law it shall be paid directly to the Peterborough Utilities Group prior to the issuance of a Building Permit.

Please refer to the Peterborough Utilities Group Water Services Development Charge City By-law 19-065 for both the residential and non-residential fee schedules.

Please contact Peterborough Utilities Group for information relating to the Water Services Development Charges.

Definitions, past development charges and background study

Definitions
Non-residential uses
  • “Non-residential use” means land, buildings or structures or portions thereof used, or designed or intended to be used for a use other than for a residential use, and includes an industrial use and a commercial use.
  • “Commercial use” means lands, buildings or structures or portions thereof used or designed or intended to be used for a purpose which is classified as a Group D, Group E, Group A (restaurant and licensed beverage establishment only), or Group C (hotel and motel only) occupancy, pursuant to the Ontario Building Code.
  • “Industrial use” means lands, buildings or structures or portions thereof used or designed or intended to be used for a purpose which is classified as a Group F occupancy, pursuant to the Ontario Building Code.
Residential uses
  • “Residential use” means land, buildings or structures or portions thereof used, designed or intended to be used as living accommodation for one or more individuals.
  • “Residential A building” means a building containing one or two dwelling units.
  • “Residential B building” means a building containing more than two dwelling units, other than a Residential C building.
  • “Residential C building” means a building containing more than two dwelling units, each of which has access to the common corridor and entrance(s).
  • “Multi-suite residence” means a building containing 4 or more residential rooms with or without a bath, having common dining, amenity and other related services. (97-08).

Past development charges

Development charges background studies

The background studies help us to set the rates for the current development charges.

The current background studies are listed below for your reference: