Development Charges

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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, 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.

2021 development charges rates

2021 development charges are effective from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. 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

$3,383

$31,178

$34,561

Carnegie East

$6,110

$31,178

$37,288

Carnegie West

$4,442

$31,178

$35,620

Lily Lake

$7,480

$31,178

$38,658

Chemong East

$7,976

$31,178

$39,154

Chemong West

$11,174

$31,178

$42,352

Liftlock

$8,012

$31,178

$39,190

Coldsprings

$4,040

$31,178

$35,218

City-Wide Dev. Area

-

$31,178

$31,178

Average

$6,577

$31,178

$37,024

Residential B - other multiples

Planning area

Planning area charge

City-wide uniform charge

Total charge

Jackson

$2,915

$19,702

$22,617

Carnegie East

$5,268

$19,702

$24,970

Carnegie West

$3,829

$19,702

$23,531

Lily Lake

$6,447

$19,702

$26,149

Chemong East

$6,877

$19,702

$26,579

Chemong West

$9,634

$19,702

$29,336

Liftlock

$6,907

$19,702

$26,609

Coldsprings

$3,483

$19,702

$23,185

City-Wide Dev. Area

-

$19,702

$19,702

Average

$5,670

$19,702

$24,742

Residential C - apartments

Planning area

Planning area charge

City-wide uniform charge

Total charge

Jackson

$1,984

$17,660

$19,644

Carnegie East

$3,584

$17,660

$21,244

Carnegie West

$2,605

$17,660

$20,265

Lily Lake

$4,385

$17,660

$22,045

Chemong East

$4,677

$17,660

$22,337

Chemong West

$6,550

$17,660

$24,210

Liftlock

$4,698

$17,660

$22,358

Coldsprings

$2,368

$17,660

$20,028

City-Wide Dev. Area

-

$17,660

$17,660

Average

$3,856

$17,660

$21,088

City-wide development charges

Residential:

  • 1 to 2 units - $31,178/unit (Plus area-specific charges)
  • More than 2 units (e.g., row or garden suites) - $19,702/unit (Plus area-specific charges)
  • Apartment-type dwelling or multi-suite building - $17,660/unit (Plus area-specific charges)

Non-Residential: $131.00/m2

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: