The Development Charges Act, 1997 allows municipalities to pass a By-Law to raise revenue from new development to offset the costs incurred by the Township as a result of growth. Development charges apply to residential and non-residential construction.
Section 5 of the Act sets out the method for calculation of Development Charges. The capital costs that have been identified for the Corporation of the Township of Rideau Lakes are:
- planning services
- roads and bridges
- environmental services
- fire and rescue
- emergency management
- by-law enforcement
- police services
- community and leisure
2019 Schedule of Development Charges:
Solar PV and Wind Turbine System Installations: $4,662.03 per 500 W of rated capacity. ** exemption for installations of less than 100 kW capacity.
The Development Charge is payable at the time of building permit issuance.
Proposed Development Charges By-Law & Background Study