Development Charges

A growing municipality requires investment in growth related infrastructure to service new development. Development charges are fees that are paid by new development upon the issuance of a building permit to fund the capital cost of services constructed throughout the Municipality. Development charges can play a very important part in how growth infrastructure is financed in Chatham-Kent. Each new residential dwelling and other types of development require infrastructure and services in order to function efficiently and effectively.

For several years now, the Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has had development charges in place to help fund water and wastewater related infrastructure. For more please see: CKPUC Development Charges.

However, the Municipality has never collected development charges on a number of other eligible services, such as roads and related infrastructure, park and recreational related infrastructure, etc. For further background, please see the Development Charges Council Workshop presentation in the Document section.

Given the recent increase in growth and development in the Municipality, Council directed that a development charges background study be prepared to specifically forecast the Municipality’s future residential and non-residential growth to determine infrastructure needs and costs. This information is used to calculate the amount of money that new development would need to pay in order to cover new infrastructure and services.

The Draft Development Charges Background Study and proposed Development Charges By-law is now available for public review and can be found in the Document section. A Public Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, July 11, 2022 Council Meeting.

A growing municipality requires investment in growth related infrastructure to service new development. Development charges are fees that are paid by new development upon the issuance of a building permit to fund the capital cost of services constructed throughout the Municipality. Development charges can play a very important part in how growth infrastructure is financed in Chatham-Kent. Each new residential dwelling and other types of development require infrastructure and services in order to function efficiently and effectively.

For several years now, the Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has had development charges in place to help fund water and wastewater related infrastructure. For more please see: CKPUC Development Charges.

However, the Municipality has never collected development charges on a number of other eligible services, such as roads and related infrastructure, park and recreational related infrastructure, etc. For further background, please see the Development Charges Council Workshop presentation in the Document section.

Given the recent increase in growth and development in the Municipality, Council directed that a development charges background study be prepared to specifically forecast the Municipality’s future residential and non-residential growth to determine infrastructure needs and costs. This information is used to calculate the amount of money that new development would need to pay in order to cover new infrastructure and services.

The Draft Development Charges Background Study and proposed Development Charges By-law is now available for public review and can be found in the Document section. A Public Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, July 11, 2022 Council Meeting.

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