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 2021:

2021 Dev. Charges Rates
CategorySingle and
(per unit)
ApartmentsOther MultiplesNon-Residential
($ / sq. m)
City wide uniform charge $16,771 $12,900 $8,970 $77.15
Sanitary sewage $3,929 $3,022 $2,102 $27.63
Waterworks $2,684 $2,064 $1,436 $18.88
Grand Total $23,384 $17,986 $12,508 $123.66


The City of Clarence-Rockland's Municipal Council adopted the current Development Charge By-Law 2019-85 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.