Milton is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. As a result, we need to spend time planning for new development. All new developments must follow the policies and regulations set out in the Official Plan and Zoning By-law. If a development does not comply with these policies and regulations, a development application is required.

Development applications and planning projects

It's important to submit a development application and site plan for new development in Milton. Review the application process and make sure you include all necessary drawings with your application.

Development charges

Development charges are collected to provide funds to allow Milton to expand municipal services such as roads and fire, transit and community services to all new developments. Review Milton’s Development Charge Pamphlet and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

COVID-19 UPDATE:   Development charge rates were indexed effective April 1, 2020, in accordance with the Town’s DC By-laws.  The Town continues to process all development applications received; however, understands that, as a result of the emergency situation, applicants may have experienced delays completing their process prior to April 1st.  As such, the Town will offer agreements under Section 27 of the Development Charges Act to provide relief from indexing for development charges payable prior to April 30th.  Please contact our Development Finance Division for further details.

Residential rates

View all development charges rates for residential developments

Non-residential rates

View all development charge rates for non-residential developments. 

Historical rates

Residential Development Charge rates from January 1- March 31, 2020 can be reviewed here.

Non-Residential Development Charge rates from January 1- March 31, 2020 can be reviewed here. 

By-laws

Learn more about how development charges are regulated in Milton, by reviewing the development charge by-laws:

Background studies

Development charges are regulated through Ontario’s Development Charges Act. Milton conducts a background study into future growth and development before creating a new development charge by-law. Review our most recent background studies:

Treasurer's statement

Review Milton’s Annual Treasurer’s Statement

Rebate program information

For information on the Town's Development Charges Rebate program, please click here. 

The Rebate application form can be accessed here. 

Heritage planning

We are committed to preserving the history and heritage of our community through heritage planning. Learn about heritage designations and how to apply for a heritage permit to renovate your heritage property.

Urban design

Review the urban design guidelines to make sure that your new development meets the desired level of design quality established in Milton.