Development charges are fees imposed on new development (ie. construction of new homes, new subdivisions, etc.) to pay for increased capital costs arising from development of the area. These include capital costs related to public works, fire protection, outdoor recreation, indoor recreation and administrative services. There are also area-specific charges for the Rockwood area, which include water and sanitation.
On May 22, 2018, the Council of the Township of Guelph/Eramosa adopted Development Charges By-law 38/2018, being a By-law for the imposition of development charges.
See the Notice of Passing of Municipal-Wide Development Charges By-law, dated May 24, 2018, for more information about this by-law and information about filing an appeal.
A 2018 Development Charges (D.C.) Background Study was completed in accordance with the Development Charges Act, 1997. This study was posted on this webpage on March 21, 2018.
Local Service Policy COR-0405 was adopted by the Council of the Township of Guelph/Eramosa on May 7, 2018.