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 2023:

2023 Dev. Charges Rates
CategorySingle and
(per unit)
Other MultiplesApartmentsNon-Residential
($ / sq. m)
City wide uniform charge $21,453 $16,501 $11,473 $98.69
Sanitary sewage $5,025 $3,866 $2,688 $35.34
Waterworks $3,433 $2,641 $1,836 $24.15
Grand Total $29,911 $23,008 $15,997 $158.18


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.