Development Charges

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, 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 (as amended by By-laws 22-061 and 22-062, respectively) 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 22-053 to 22-060.

2024 development charges rates

The following 2024 development charges are effective from January 1st, 2024 to July 31st, 2024. 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

$4,214

$45,738

$49,952

Carnegie East

$11,791

$45,738

$57,529

Carnegie West

$8,281

$45,738

$54,019

Lily Lake

$6,689

$45,738

$52,427

Chemong East

$10,569

$45,738

$56,307

Chemong West

$12,743

$45,738

$58,481

Liftlock

$11,485

$45,738

$57,223

Coldsprings

$9,839

$45,738

$55,577

City-Wide Dev. Area

-

$45,738

$45,738

Average

$9,451

$45,738

$54,139

Residential B - other multiples

Planning area

Planning area charge

City-wide uniform charge

Total charge

Jackson

$3,571

$28,904

$32,475

Carnegie East

$9,993

$28,904

$38,897

Carnegie West

$7,017

$28,904

$35,921

Lily Lake

$5,669

$28,904

$34,573

Chemong East

$8,957

$28,904

$37,861

Chemong West

$10,800

$28,904

$39,704

Liftlock

$9,734

$28,904

$38,638

Coldsprings

$8,337

$28,904

$37,241

City-Wide Dev. Area

-

$28,904

$28,904

Average

$8,010

$28,904

$36,024

Residential C - apartments

Planning area

Planning area charge

City-wide uniform charge

Total charge

Jackson

$2,428

$25,905

$28,333

Carnegie East

$6,795

$25,905

$32,700

Carnegie West

$4,772

$25,905

$30,677

Lily Lake

$3,855

$25,905

$29,760

Chemong East

$6,091

$25,905

$31,996

Chemong West

$7,344

$25,905

$33,249

Liftlock

$6,619

$25,905

$32,524

Coldsprings

$5,670

$25,905

$31,575

City-Wide Dev. Area

-

$25,905

$25,905

Average

$5,447

$25,905

$30,747

Non-Residential Development Charge ($/sq.m)
AreaPlanning area chargeCity-wide uniform chargeTotal charge
Chemong West $47.99 $173.19 $221.18
Coldsprings $37.06 $173.19 $210.25
City-Wide Dev. Area $173.19 $173.19

 

City-wide development charges

Residential:

  • 1 to 2 units - $45,738.00/unit (Plus area-specific charges)
  • More than 2 units (e.g., row or garden suites) - $28,904.00/unit (Plus area-specific charges)
  • Apartment-type dwelling or multi-suite building - $25,905.00/unit (Plus area-specific charges)

Non-Residential: $173.19/m2 (Plus area-specific charges)

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 $1.29/sq.m $1.51/sq.m $1.51/2sq.m $1.51/sq.m $1.51sq.m
KPR District School Board $1.51/sq.m. $2.58/sq.m. $3.55/sq.m. $3.55/sq.m. $3.55/sq.m.
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:

Water Services Development Charges

Proposed Development Charges and Background Study

The current Peterborough Utilities Group Water Services Development Charges City By-law 19-065 will expire in July 2024. A background study update has been undertaken to determine development charge rates for water services and develop a new by-law for water services development charges.

There will be a public meeting on June 10, 2024 to discuss this draft by-law.