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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:

  • roads and related
  • fire services
  • waste diversion services
  • community services
  • harbours
  • library services
  • social housing
  • administrative studies

2019 Schedule of Development Charges:


  • $3,958.00 (Single & Semi-Detached Dwellings)
  • $2,816.00 (Apartments 2+ bedrooms)
  • $1,915.00 (Apartments Bachelor and 1 bedroom)
  • $2,893 (Other Multiples)


  • $1.95 per sqft (Industrial, Commercial, Institutional)
  • $0.57 per sqft (Agricultural)
  • $2,359.00 (Solar per 500kw or per Wind Turbine)

The Development Charge is payable at the time of building permit issuance.

Development Charges Schedule

Development Charges – Pamphlet