Development Charges

About Development Charges

Development charges provide for the recovery of growth-related capital expenditures from new development. The current Development Charges By-law provides for the growth-related capital cost recovery for ten service components - services related to a highway, public works operations, fire protection, library, transit, administration, parking, parks development, recreation, other transportation and an area-specific charge for stormwater management monitoring (only applicable to development occurring in the Sherwood Survey Secondary Planning Area , Boyne Secondary Planning Area and Derry Green Corporate Business Park Area).

For current residential and non-residential development charge rates, please refer to the following:

Development Charges Act, 1997

The new Development Charges Act, along with regulation O.Reg. 82/98, provides authority that is more restrictive for municipalities to impose charges for development. The new Development Charges Act:

  • Limits the amount of capital costs to be included in calculating development charges by excluding certain services and by restricting others to only 90% recovery of the capital cost
  • Imposes a quality and quantity standard for municipalities to ensure that capital projects do not exceed historic municipal expenditures and service levels
  • Legislates certain exemptions from development charges (for example, 50% industrial expansion exemption) 

Town of Milton Development Charges

The Town's current Development Charges By-laws (No. 053-2016 and No. 100-2016) will expire on June 28, 2021. Prior to Council approval of a new by-law, a background study must be completed in accordance with the provisions of the Development Charges Act.

Council passed the Town of Milton's current Development Charges By-law No. 053-2016 on June 27, 2016 and By-law No. 100-2016 on December 12, 2016. These by-laws impose residential development charges (calculated on the number and type of units and number of bedrooms where applicable) and non-residential development charges (calculated per square metre of total floor area of the building) on all lands within the boundaries of the Town of Milton. Development charges applicable to residential and non-residential development are calculated, payable and collected as of the date a building permit is issued. The Services Related to a Highway and Stormwater Management Monitoring service components are payable,  where applicable, prior to the execution of the subdivision agreement.


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