Development Charges

Development Charges are fees levied against new residential and non-residential development to help pay for the capital costs required to support new growth.

Fees are paid by property owners that are seeking a building permit to develop their properties.

View our Development Charges Information Pamphlet

Current Development Charge Rates as of 2022:

2022 Dev. Charges Rates
CategorySingle and
(per unit)
Other MultiplesApartmentsNon-Residential
($ / sq. m)
City wide uniform charge $19,053 $14,655 $10,189 $87.64
Sanitary sewage $4,463 $3,433 $2,388 $31.39
Waterworks $3,049 $2,345 $1,631 $21.45
Grand Total $26,565 $20,433 $14,208 $140.48


The City of Clarence-Rockland's Municipal Council adopted the current Development Charge By-Law 2021-90 following a detailed Development Charge Background Study

Development Charges are indexed annually according to the Statistics Canada Non-residential Building Construction Price Index and the various rates are governed by the Development Charges Act of 1997.