Development Charges

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
2021 Schedule of Development Charges:


  • $4,072.00 (Single & Semi-Detached Dwellings)
  • $2,897.00 (Apartments 2+ bedrooms)
  • $1,970.00 (Apartments Bachelor and 1 bedroom)
  • $3,070 (Other Multiples)


  • $2.00 per sqft (Industrial, Commercial, Institutional)
  • $0.59 per sqft (Agricultural)
  • $2,428.00 (Solar per 500kw or per Wind Turbine)

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

Development Charges PDF

Development Charges – Pamphlet

Current Development Charges By-Law

By-Law 2019-59 – Development Charges

Development Charges Background Study

Contact Us

Brittany Mulhern
Manager of Development Services
1-800-928-2250 Ext. 244

Jaclyn Schneider
Associate Planner
1-800-928-2250 Ext. 234


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