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Development application fees

Fees related to planning applications

All fees identified are effective as of April 1, 2019 unless otherwise specified.

Fees are required with the submission of planning applications. These fees cover some of the work undertaken by planning, infrastructure, legal, financial and public works staff in their review of development proposals. In addition, the City collects the initial fees for the Conservation Authorities.

Housing organizations that are charitable or non-profit are exempted from paying any Planning Application Fees. Conservation Authority and Engineering Design Review and Inspection fees are not subject to this exemption.

Each planning application fee will be reduced by 10 per cent if two or more applications are submitted at the same time and for the same lands. Committee of Adjustment applications, Private Road Naming applications, Conservation Authority, Engineering Design Review and Inspection fees are not subject to this reduction.

Effective May 1, 2014, the fee for a Private Road Naming application is reduced for an application submitted on the same day and for the same lands as a Site Plan Control application.

Fees for applications involving public consultation (except Plan of Subdivision, Plan of Condominium for New Vacant Land or Common Elements Condominium and Zoning By-law Amendments for Severance of Surplus Farm Dwelling or Extension of Temporary Use By-law for Garden Suite) include an on-site sign fee of $590.99 (including HST) for two signs. Additional signs, if required, will be invoiced to the applicant at a cost of $294.93 (including HST) each.

Fees for Zoning By-law Amendments for Severance of Surplus Farm Dwelling or Extension of Temporary Use By-law for Garden Suite include on-site sign fee of $294.93 for one sign. Additional signs, if required, will be invoiced to the applicant at a cost of $294.93 each.

Fees for Plan of Subdivision and Plan of Condominium for New Vacant Land or Common Elements Condominium applications involving public consultation include on-site sign fee of $708.51 (including HST) for two signs.  Additional signs, if required, will be invoiced to the applicant at a cost of $354.82 (including HST) each.

In some cases the Development Charges for a project may be collected through the processing of a planning application, for example when a subdivision agreement is entered into.

For more information, contact Client Service Centre.

Cash-in-Lieu of Parking (effective July 17, 2013)

On July 17, 2013, City Council repealed the Cash-in-lieu of Parking By-law. Reductions in parking are to be achieved through minor variances or Zoning By-law amendments.

Fee Reduction for Multiple Applications (effective June 1, 2019)

Each planning fee will be reduced by 10 per cent if two or more planning applications listed below are submitted at the same time and for the same lands. 

Note: Each planning fee will be reduced by 10 per cent if two or more planning applications are submitted at the same time and for the same lands.  Conservation Authority, Engineering Design Review, Inspection fees and applications for Municipal Review and Concurrence of an Antenna System are not subject to this reduction. Applicable applications are: 30cm Reserve, Demolition Control, Lifting of Holding Zone, Official Plan Amendment, Part Lot Control, Plan of Condominium, Plan of Subdivision, Site Plan Control, Street/Lane Closure, Street/Lane Opening, and Zoning By-Law Amendment ONLY

Effective May 1, 2014, the fee for a Private Road Naming application is reduced for an application submitted on the same day and for the same lands as a Site Plan Control application.

Demolition Control (effective April 1, 2019)

Fee $2,846.04 (includes $385.00 Legal Fee + HST)  

Revisions requiring Re-circulations Fee:          $3,335.00 (No HST)

A new general fee of $3,335.00 has been approved for all situations where there is an application revision requiring circulation.  The use of this fee is for applications where the applicant comes in with one idea, and during the issue resolution process realizes that idea won’t work, and then re-submits a different scenario for the same site.  A scenario, drawings or plans that differ enough that we want to re-circulate the information to the surrounding property owners and post new development signs.  The client paid (in the initial application fees) for the first set of mail-outs and signs, but now we need to be able to charge the client for re-doing the same items, such as:

  • New mail-out of materials (photocopying and stamps)
  • New signs
  • Staff effort to do the above.

Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee- Engineering Design Review and Inspection fees of four per cent of the value of the Hard Servicing (roads, sewers, watermains, sidewalks, curbs, stormwater etc.) and two per cent of the Soft Servicing (lot grading, sodding, driveway treatment etc.) are payable prior to Final Approval and should be forwarded to the Assigned Staff.  The Engineering Design Review and Inspection Flat Rate Fee collected at submission will be credited to these fees.

Plus a fee of $1,010.00 (plus HST) per day for the review of fourth and subsequent engineering submissions.

Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) (effective April 1, 2019)

Site Specific Resolution and Forms(s) 413.58 (includes $366.00 Planning Fee + HST)

Blanket Support Resolution and Form(s) $236.17 (includes $209.00 Planning Fee + HST)

Form(s) Only – No Resolution Required $236.17 (includes $209.00 Planning Fee + HST)

Heritage Confirmation Letter (effective April 1, 2019)

Fee $190.00

Historical Land Use Inventory (HLUI) (effective April 1, 2019)

Fee $105.00

Front Ending Application (effective April 1, 2019)

Fee $14,997.95 (includes $5,715.00 Legal Fee + HST)

Plus

Initial Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee:

$5,000 (includes HST) (value of Hard and Soft Servicing <$300,000) or$10,000 (includes HST) (value of Hard and Soft Servicing >$300,000)

Plus

Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee - Engineering Design Review and Inspection fees of four per cent of the value of the Hard Servicing (roads, sewers, watermains, sidewalks, curbs, stormwater etc.) and two per cent of the Soft Servicing (lot grading, sodding, driveway treatment etc.) are payable prior to Final Approval of the Plan of Front Ending Agreement  and should be forwarded to the Assigned Staff.

Plus a fee of $1,010.00 (plus HST) per day for the review of fourth and subsequent engineering submissions.

Fee for appraisal services - any development application to which cash-in-lieu of parkland is applicable and for which an appraisal is required, will be subject to a fee for appraisal services of $565.00 including HST.

Miscellaneous Legal Fees Related to Planning Applications  (effective April 1, 2019)

Application

Fee

Easement

$522

Encroachment

$522

Encroachment, simple and/or assignment

$213

Conveyance as a Condition of Development Approval

$213

Postponement Agreement

$213

Partial Discharge of Mortgage

$213

Maintenance and Liability Agreement

$451

Amending Maintenance and Liability

$213

Do it Yourself Construction Agreements for Roads, Sewers and Traffic Signals

$1,040

Inhibiting Orders

Routine $213
Complex $646

Release of Order

Routine $144
Complex $646

Early Servicing Agreement

$4,195

Watermain Agreements

$213

Deferral Agreement for Development Charges

$427

Release of Deferral Agreement

$213

Communal Water Agreement

$4,195

Private Roadway Agreement

$522

Release of Site Plan Agreement

$351

Pre-Servicing Agreement

$543

Demolition Agreement

$385

Agreement arising from Consent Application

$1,330

Agreement arising from Minor Variance

$522

Well Agreements

$213

Front Ending Agreement

$5,715

Other Agreements arising from Committee of Adjustment Applications

$351

Amending Site Plan Agreement Not Covered by Development Application Fee

$985

Amending Subdivision Agreement Not Covered by Development Application Fee

½ Primary Agreement Legal fee

Miscellaneous Agreement Arising from Agreement

$572

Release of Miscellaneous Agreement Arising from Development Applications

$208

Traffic Signal Agreement

$213

Municipal Covenant Agreement

$213

Consolidation Agreement

$213

Community Improvement Plan (Development Assistance) Grant Agreement

$213

Road Modification Agreement

$572

Other Agreements – Complex

$646

Other Agreements - Simples

$213

Limiting Distance Agreement

$213

Section 37 Bonusing Agreement

$213

Brownfield Agreement

$213

Municipal Responsibility Agreement

$1,280

Cost Sharing Agreement

$1,280

New Development Application Gateway Features (effective April 1, 2019)

Maintenance Fund Formula
Initial Cost Base Amount Amount exceeding $100K Percentage used to calculate additional supplement Additional Amount supplied to Maintenance Fund Total Amount supplied to Maintenance Fund
Greater than 
$250,000
$27,740 $150,000+ 15% $22,500+ $47,500+
$200,001 to 
$250,000
$27,740 $100,001 – 
$150,000
 
15% $15,001 – 
$22,500
$40,001 – 
$47,500
 
$150,001 to 
$200,000
$27,740 $50,001 – 
$100,000
 
15% $7,501 – 
$15,000
 
$32,501 – 
$40,000
 
$100,001 to 
$150,000
$27,740 $1-
$50,000
 
15% $1 – 
$7,500
 
$25,001 – 
$32,500
 
Up to $100,000 $27,740 $0 15% $0 $25,000

Official Plan Amendment (effective April 1, 2019)

Planning Fee:  $20,760.99

Revisions requiring Re-circulations Fee:          $3,355.00 (No HST)

A new general fee of $3,335.00 has been approved for all situations where there is an application revision requiring circulation.  The use of this fee is for applications where the applicant comes in with one idea, and during the issue resolution process realizes that idea won’t work, and then re-submits a different scenario for the same site.  A scenario, drawings or plans that differ enough that we want to re-circulate the information to the surrounding property owners and post new development signs.  The client paid (in the initial application fees) for the first set of mail-outs and signs, but now we need to be able to charge the client for re-doing the same items, such as:

  • New mail-out of materials (photocopying and stamps)
  • New signs
  • Staff effort to do the above.

Plus Initial Conservation Authority Fee: $735 (effective January 1, 2019)

Conservation Authority will invoice for any additional fees and technical report review as required.

Ontario Municipal Board Hearing City Legal Costs: At the time of the application, the applicant will be required to sign an undertaking (a document to be prepared by Legal Services Branch and attached to the application form) to pay all legal costs incurred by the City, including solicitor's fees and disbursements, for preparation for and attendance at an Ontario Municipal Board hearing if the matter proceeds to a hearing.

Maximum limit legal costs: $10,000

Pre-Application Consultation (effective April 1, 2019)

Fee $523.00

* Fee is applicable to applications subject to mandatory pre-consultation only. The pre-application consultation fee will be refunded if a complete application is submitted for the same development and is within 12 months of the pre-application consultation. 

Lifting 30 cm Reserve (effective April 1, 2019)

Fee $1,507.39 (includes $303 Legal Fee + HST)

Plus Initial Conservation Authority Fee: $215 (effective January 1, 2019)

Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee - Engineering Design Review and Inspection fees of four per cent of the value of the Hard Servicing (roads, sewers, watermains, sidewalks, curbs, stormwater etc.) and two per cent of the Soft Servicing (lot grading, sodding, driveway treatment etc.) are payable prior to Final Approval and should be forwarded to the Assigned Staff.

Plus a fee of $1,010.00 (plus HST) per day for the review of fourth and subsequent engineering submissions.

Lifting Part Lot Control (effective April 1, 2019)

Fee $6,289.41 (includes $557 Legal Fee + HST)

Plus Initial Conservation Authority Fee; : $110 (effective January 1, 2019)

Extension of Time Limit for Part Lot Control: Fee $1,188.43 (includes $411 Legal Fee + HST)

Revisions requiring Re-circulations Fee:         $3,335.00 (No HST)

A new general fee of $3,250.00 has been approved for all situations where there is an application revision requiring circulation.  The use of this fee is for applications where the applicant comes in with one idea, and during the issue resolution process realizes that idea won’t work, and then re-submits a different scenario for the same site.  A scenario, drawings or plans that differ enough that we want to re-circulate the information to the surrounding property owners and post new development signs.  The client paid (in the initial application fees) for the first set of mail-outs and signs, but now we need to be able to charge the client for re-doing the same items, such as:

  • New mail-out of materials (photocopying and stamps)
  • New signs Staff effort to do the above.
  • Conservation Authority will invoice for any additional fees and technical report review as required

Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee - Engineering Design Review and Inspection fees of four per cent of the value of the Hard Servicing (roads, sewers, watermains, sidewalks, curbs, stormwater etc.) and two per cent of the Soft Servicing (lot grading, sodding, driveway treatment etc.) are payable prior to Final Approval and should be forwarded to the Assigned Staff.

Plus a fee of $1,010.00 (plus HST) per day for the review of fourth and subsequent engineering submissions.

Additional Costs After Approval - additional Part Lot Control by-laws will cost an additional $464.43 per by-law including HST, payable to Legal Services Branch prior to by-law being forwarded to City Council.

Plan of Condominium (effective April 1, 2019)

New Vacant Land or Common Elements Condominium

Public Consultation without concurrent Site Plan

$ 34,290.06 (includes $1,935.00 legal fee + HST)

Plus

Initial Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee

 

Value of Infrastructure and Landscaping <$300,000 or

$5,000.00 or

Value of Infrastructure and Landscaping <$300,000

$10,000.00

Public Consultation with concurrent Site Plan

$15,645.06 (includes $1,935.00 legal fee + HST)

New Standard, Phased, or Leasehold Condominium

No Public Consultation

$14,936.55 (includes $1,935.00 legal fee + HST)

Revision/Extension

Revision/Extension

$3,261.77 (includes $829 legal fee + HST)

Revisions requiring Re-circulations Fee:         $3,335.00 (No HST)

A new general fee of $3,250.00 has been approved for all situations where there is an application revision requiring circulation.  The use of this fee is for applications where the applicant comes in with one idea, and during the issue resolution process realizes that idea won’t work, and then re-submits a different scenario for the same site.  A scenario, drawings or plans that differ enough that we want to re-circulate the information to the surrounding property owners and post new development signs.  The client paid (in the initial application fees) for the first set of mail-outs and signs, but now we need to be able to charge the client for re-doing the same items, such as:

  • New mail-out of materials (photocopying and stamps)
  • New signs
  • Staff effort to do the above.
 

Plus Conservation Authority will invoice separately as required.

Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee - Engineering Design Review and Inspection fees of four per cent of the value of the Hard Servicing (roads, sewers, watermains, sidewalks, curbs, stormwater etc.) and two per cent of the Soft Servicing (lot grading, sodding, driveway treatment etc.) are payable prior to Final Approval and should be forwarded to the Assigned Staff.

Plus a fee of $1,010.00 (plus HST) per day for the review of fourth and subsequent engineering submissions.

Fee for appraisal services - any development application to which cash-in-lieu of parkland is applicable and for which an appraisal is required, will be subject to a fee for appraisal services of $565.00 including HST.

Refunds of Application Fees

Application fees will be refunded, upon authorization of the assigned planner, on the following basis:

  • 75 per cent of the planning component of the application fee and 100 per cent of the legal component of the application fee, if applicable, will be refunded if a request for a refund is received by the Department prior to the preparation of the technical circulation and public notification.
  • 33.3 per cent of the planning component of the application fee and 100 per cent of the legal component of the application fee, if applicable, will be refunded if a request for a refund is received by the Department prior to the preparation of the staff delegated memorandum or Planning Committee report.
  • If the entering into of an agreement is not a condition of the approval for Plan of Subdivision revisions, Plan of Condominium, Site Plan Control, or Demolition Control, the legal component of the application fee will be refunded at the request of the applicant.

N.B. The planning application reductions and refunds above do not apply to Committee of Adjustment applications.

Lifting Holding By-law (effective April 1, 2019)

Lifting Holding By-law - $6,385.99

Conservation Authority will invoice separately as required.

Revisions requiring Re-circulations Fee:         $3,335.00 (No HST)

A new general fee of $3,335.00 has been approved for all situations where there is an application revision requiring circulation.  The use of this fee is for applications where the applicant comes in with one idea, and during the issue resolution process realizes that idea won’t work, and then re-submits a different scenario for the same site.  A scenario, drawings or plans that differ enough that we want to re-circulate the information to the surrounding property owners and post new development signs.  The client paid (in the initial application fees) for the first set of mail-outs and signs, but now we need to be able to charge the client for re-doing the same items, such as:

  • New mail-out of materials (photocopying and stamps)
  • New signs
  • Staff effort to do the above.

Municipal Review and Concurrence of an Antenna System (effective April 1, 2019)

• Residential Use Antenna System (RUAS): $338.00
• Antenna System: $3,025.00
 

Please consult the City of Ottawa’s Municipal Concurrence and Public Consultation Process for Antenna Systems to determine whether your proposed installation is an RUAS or an Antenna System, and for all other information concerning an Application for Municipal Review and Concurrence of an Antenna System.
 

Plan of Subdivision (effective April 1, 2019)

Type of Development

Planning Fee:

1 to 40 dwelling units

$35,478.51

41 to 250 dwelling units

$62,863.516

251 or more dwelling units

$76,368.51

Non-residential uses

$29,678.51

Combination residential and non-residential

Fee based on number of units as above plus $8,328.51

Plus

Initial Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee:

$5,000 (includes HST) (value of Hard and Soft Servicing <$300,000) or
$10,000 (includes HST) (value of Hard and Soft Servicing >$300,000)

Plus

Initial Conservation Authority Fee:

$3,685 (effective January 1, 2019)

Conservation Authority will invoice for any additional fees and technical report review as required

Fees Required Prior to Final Approval

Type of Development

Agreement Planning Fee

Legal Fee
per Phase

Total Fee
per Phase

1 to 40 dwelling units

$7,620.00

$3,600.00 + HST

$11,688.00

41 to 250 dwelling units

$8,990.00

$5,535.00 + HST

$14,244.55

251 or more dwelling units

$11,155.00

$7,605.00 + HST

$19,748.65

Non-residential uses

$3,775.00

$1,390.00 + HST

$5,345.70

The Registration fee for each phase of the subdivision and the Legal fee are payable after Draft Plan Approval, but before Final Approval of the Subdivision.

Conservation Authority will invoice for fees for clearance of conditions prior to Subdivision Registration.

Revisions/Re-circulations: Fee: $4,711.77 (includes $829 Legal Fee + HST)

  • Fee only charged if the revision is extensive enough to be re-circulated.
  • Conservation Authority will invoice separately as required
  • Extensions to Draft Plan Approval: Fee: $3,490.00
  • Conservation Authority will invoice separately as required

Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee - Engineering Design Review and Inspection fees of four per cent of the value of the Hard Servicing (roads, sewers, watermains, sidewalks, curbs, stormwater etc.) and two per cent of the Soft Servicing (lot grading, sodding, driveway treatment etc.) are payable prior to Final Approval of the Plan of Subdivision and should be forwarded to the Assigned Staff.

Plus a fee of $1,010.00 (plus HST) per day for the review of fourth and subsequent engineering submissions.

Fee for appraisal services - any development application to which cash-in-lieu of parkland is applicable and for which an appraisal is required, will be subject to a fee for appraisal services of $565.00 including HST.

Site Plan Control (effective June 1, 2019)
Fees related to Non-Rural areas

Type of Application

Planning Fee

Legal Fee

Total

New - Complex

$29,586.99

$2,230.00+ HST

$32,106.89

Plus

Initial Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee:

$1,000 (includes HST)
(value of Hard and Soft Servicing <$50,000) or
$5,000 (includes HST)
(value of Hard and Soft Servicing $50,000-$300,000) or
$10,000 (includes HST)
(value of Hard and Soft Servicing >$300,000)

Plus

Initial Conservation Authority Fee:

Wards 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

$110 or

 

Remainder of City

$995 (effective January 1, 2019)

Conservation Authority will invoice for any additional fees and technical report review as required.

Type of Application

Planning Fee

Legal Fee

Total

New - Standard

$9,145.00

$2,230.00+ HST

$11,664.90

Plus

Initial Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee

$1,000 (includes HST)
(value of Hard and Soft Servicing <$50,000) or
$5,000 (includes HST)
(value of Hard and Soft Servicing $50,000-$300,000) or
$10,000 (includes HST)
(value of Hard and Soft Servicing >$300,000)

Plus  
Initial Conservation Authority Fee: Wards 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 $110 or
  Remainder of City $995 (effective January 1, 2019)
Type of Application Planning Fee Legal Fee Total

Revision - Complex

$23,291.99

$1,120.00 + HST

$24,557.59

Revision - Standard

$5,938.00

$1,120.00 + HST

$7,203.60

Street Townhouse not previously approved through the Subdivision Process

 

 

$5,938.00

Plus      
Initial Conservation Authority Fee: Wards 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 $110 or  
Remainder of City $995 (effective January 1, 2019)  
Extension   $3,331.00  

Fees related to Rural areas

Type of Application Planning Fee Legal Fee Total

New - Complex

$29, 586.99 $2,230.00 + HST $32,106.89

Plus

     

Initial Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee:

$1,000 (includes HST)
(value of Hard and Soft Servicing <$50,000)
or
$5,000 (includes HST)
(value of Hard and Soft Servicing $50,000-$300,000)
or
$10,000 (includes HST)
(value of Hard and Soft Servicing >$300,000)

     

Plus

     

Initial Conservation Authority Fee:
 

Wards 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

$110 or

     

Remainder of City

    $995 (effective January 1, 2019)

     
           
Type of Application

 

 

Planning Fee Legal Fee Total Fee

New - Standard

$7,995.00 $2,230.00 + HST $10,514.90
Plus      
Initial Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee: $1,000 (includes HST)(value of Hard and Soft Servicing <$50,000)or$5,000 (includes HST)(value of Hard and Soft Servicing $50,000-$300,000)or$10,000 (includes HST)(value of Hard and Soft Servicing >$300,000)      
Plus      
Initial Conservation Authority Fee: Wards 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 $110 or      
Remainder of City $995 (effective January 1, 2019)      
           
Type of Application         Total
Revision - Standard       $723.00
Rural Small     $723.00
Extension     $723.00

Fees Related to all areas

         
Type of Application   Planning Fee Legal Fee Total
Master - Draft Approval $29,586.99 $2,230.00 + HST $32,106.89
Plus      
Initial Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee: $1,000 (includes HST)(value of Hard and Soft Servicing <$50,000)or$5,000 (includes HST)(value of Hard and Soft Servicing $50,000-$300,000)or$10,000 (includes HST)(value of Hard and Soft Servicing >$300,000)      
Plus      
Initial Conservation Authority Fee: Wards 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 $110 or      
Remainder of City $995 (effective January 1, 2019)      

Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee

Additional Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fees of four per cent of the value of the hard servicing (roads, sewers, watermains, sidewalks, curbs, stormwater etc.) and two per cent of the soft servicing (landscaping, parking lot construction etc.) are payable prior to the registration of the Site Plan Agreement and should be forwarded to the File Lead. The Engineering Design Review and Inspection Flat Rate Fee collected at submission will be credited to these fees. If the Site Plan process does not involve an agreement the Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee is required prior to Site Plan approval.

Plus a fee of $1,010.00 (plus HST) per day for the review of fourth and subsequent engineering submissions.

Fee for appraisal services

Any development application to which cash-in-lieu of parkland is applicable and for which an appraisal is required, will be subject to a fee for appraisal services of $565.00 including HST.

Revisions requiring Re-circulations Fee: $3,335.00 (No HST)

A new general fee of $3,335.00 has been approved for all situations where there is an application revision requiring circulation. The use of this fee is for applications where the applicant comes in with one idea, and during the issue resolution process realizes that idea won’t work, and then re-submits a different scenario for the same site. A scenario, drawings or plans that differ enough that we want to re-circulate the information to the surrounding property owners and post new development signs. The client paid (in the initial application fees) for the first set of mail-outs and signs, but now we need to be able to charge the client for re-doing the same items, such as:

  • New mail-out of materials (photocopying and stamps)
  • New signs
  • Staff effort to do the above.

Site Plan Control Application Types

New or Revised Application

An application is considered 'new' if site plan control approval has never been granted, changes are proposed more than 3 years after the previously approved site plan, or if a previous site plan control approval is no longer in effect through the following:

  • previous approval lapsed, or
  • site plan control agreement released, or
  • securities released under a letter of undertaking approval.

Approval Authority

Site plan control applications are typically approved by a City manager. A planner or staff is authorized to approve the following new or revised applications provided delegated authority has not been withdrawn:

  • Residential buildings containing thirteen or fewer units, four or fewer floors, and with a gross floor area of 1,200 square metres or less, and that are not planned unit developments;
  • Mixed-use buildings with thirteen or fewer units, four or fewer floors, and with a gross floor area of 1,400 square metres or less;
  • Non-residential development of four or fewer floors, and with a gross floor area of 1,860 square metres or less;
  • Not a drive-through in the Site Plan Control Inner Area, as shown on Schedule C of the Site Plan Control By-law, or a drive-through abutting residential zones;
  • A revision to a previously approved site plan, for which after the incremental change will result in a development that satisfies circumstances as described above;
  • A revision to a previously approved site plan, for which the previously agreed upon special conditions do not indicate the need to go through the public consultation process for such revisions;
  • An extension to the time limit to sign a site plan control agreement or a letter of undertaking if the extension is requested prior to the lapse of the original time limit;
  • An extension to the time limit to obtain a building permit if the extension is requested prior to the lapse of the original time limit.

Public Notification and Consultation

In general, the following site plan proposals are subject to public notification and consultation.

  • New residential buildings containing fourteen or more units, five or more storeys or with a gross floor area of 1,200 square metres or more;
  • New planned unit developments;
  • New mixed-use buildings containing fourteen or more units, five or more storeys or with a gross floor area of 1,400 square metres or more;
  • New non-residential development of five or more storeys or with a gross floor area of 1,860 square metres or more;
  • Drive-through facilities in the Site Plan Control Inner Area, as shown on Schedule C of the Site Plan Control By-law;
  • Drive-through facilities abutting residential zones; and
  • A revision to a previously approved site plan control application, for which the previously agreed upon conditions state the need to go through the public consultation process for such revisions.

Rural-Based

Rural area Site Plan Control applications are where the subject lands are located outside the Urban Area, Greenbelt and South Urban Centre Future Development in Schedule "A" to the Official Plan of the City of Ottawa.

Rural Small

Rural Small applies in the following circumstances only.

  • Where the development is on private services and proposes:
    • between 4 and 6 units,
    • has a grass floor area of 600 square metres or less, and
    • has 7 parking space or less, or
    • is a Coach house on lot of 0.4 ha or greater and requires no other planning applications.

Street or Lane Closing (effective April 1, 2019)

Category A - arterial, major collector, collector

Travelled

$10,226.20 (Includes $217.00 Legal Fee + HST)

Untravelled

$9,635.21 (Includes $217.00 Legal Fee + HST)

 

 

Category B - local street, lane

Travelled

$5,131.20 (Includes $217 Legal Fee + HST)

Untravelled

$4,540.21 (Includes $217 Legal Fee + HST)

  • Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee - Engineering Design Review and Inspection fees of four per cent of the value of the Hard Servicing (roads, sewers, watermains, sidewalks, curbs, stormwater etc.) and two per cent of the Soft Servicing (lot grading, sodding, driveway treatment etc.) are payable prior to Final Approval and should be forwarded to the Assigned Staff.
  • Plus a fee of $1,010.00 (plus HST) per day for the review of fourth and subsequent engineering submissions.
  • Conservation Authority will invoice separately as required

Street or Lane Opening (effective April 1, 2019)

Fee $14,224.65 (includes $1,305.00 Legal Fee + HST) 

"Do it Yourself Agreement" - If this is not required as part of the street opening approval, $500 of the legal fee will be refunded by the Legal Services Branch after approval. 

Engineering Design Review and Inspection Fee - Engineering Design Review and Inspection fees of four per cent of the value of the Hard Servicing (roads, sewers, watermains, sidewalks, curbs, stormwater etc.) and two per cent of the Soft Servicing (lot grading, sodding, driveway treatment etc.) are payable prior to Final Approval and should be forwarded to the Assigned Staff.

  • Plus a fee of $1,010.00 (plus HST) per day for the review of fourth and subsequent engineering submissions. 

Zoning By-law Amendment (effective April 1, 2019)

Planning Fee:

Major Zoning Amendment

$16,690.99

Minor Zoning Amendment

$9,000.99

Plus

Initial Conservation Authority Fee:

Wards 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

$110 or

Remainder of City

 

$370 (effective January 1, 2019)

–Zoning By-law Amendment - Severance of Surplus Farm Dwelling
(no Initial Conservation Authority fee required)

$3,784.93

Zoning By-law Amendment - Extension of Temporary Use By-law for Garden Suite
(no Initial Conservation Authority fee required)

$3,784.93

Conservation Authority will invoice for any additional fees and technical report review as required.

Revisions requiring Re-circulations Fee:         $3,335.00 (No HST)

A new general fee of $3,335.00 has been approved for all situations where there is an application revision requiring circulation.  The use of this fee is for applications where the applicant comes in with one idea, and during the issue resolution process realizes that idea won’t work, and then re-submits a different scenario for the same site.  A scenario, drawings or plans that differ enough that we want to re-circulate the information to the surrounding property owners and post new development signs.  The client paid (in the initial application fees) for the first set of mail-outs and signs, but now we need to be able to charge the client for re-doing the same items, such as:

  • New mail-out of materials (photocopying and stamps)
  • New signs
  • Staff effort to do the above.

Minor Zoning Amendment only applies to the following:

  • Modifications to performance regulations only (not adding a new use to the zone, but only requesting a change to regulations such as height, floor space index, density, yards etc.)
  • Extension of a zoning boundary to reflect addition of lands to existing property
  • Establishment of a temporary garden suite, an accessory apartment or a special needs/group home (request that this use be permitted)
  • Lifting of interim control for one use only
  • Any zoning changes required as a condition of severance 

Ontario Municipal Board Hearing City Legal Costs:

When the application is made, the applicant will be required to sign an undertaking to pay all legal costs incurred by the City, including solicitor's fees and disbursements, for preparation for and attendance at an Ontario Municipal Board hearing if the matter proceeds to a hearing.

Maximum limit Legal Costs:

  • Minor Zoning Amendment: $3,000
  • Major Zoning Amendment: $10,000

Reimbursement program for charitable or non-profit organizations

Did you know that charitable and non-profit organizations may be able to have any new development fees reimbursed? Find out if you qualify:

Which organizations and projects can receive a reimbursement?

 Applicants must be either:

  • A Canadian registered charity organization (excluding non-profit hospitals); and/or,
  • An incorporated non-profit organization that is organized for the purpose of social welfare or civic improvement.

Applicants identified must be able to show proof of the aforementioned registration or incorporation status from the Canada Revenue Agency. The status must be valid in the year the applicant submitted their development-related applications to be eligible for a refund.

The applicant must provide organizational governance information with their application. Membership of the governing body, list of officials, an organizational chart, legal status and number of members (if applicable) and a signed copy of the organization’s Annual Meeting minutes.

In order to be eligible for a reimbursement of development-related applications, the applicants’ development project:

  • Must provide services that are reflective of the classifications of municipal capital facilities eligible for tax exemptions (Ontario Regulation 603/06) selected for this policy:
    1. Municipal facilities for the protection, regulation and control of animals;
    2. Municipal facilities related to the provision of social and health services, including homes under the Homes for the Aged and Rest Homes Act (Council has excluded hospitals from this category);
    3. Municipal facilities for public libraries;
    4. Municipal community centres; or
    5. Municipal facilities used for cultural, recreational or tourist purposes; and,
  •  Must provide services publicly, and in such a manner that the majority of the clientele are residents of the City of Ottawa.

What fees are eligible for reimbursement?

  • Development-related application fees that are eligible for a reimbursement at a rate of 50 per cent are: site plan application, Zoning By-law amendment, demolition control and cash-in-lieu of parking.
  •  The reimbursement of fees will be limited to only that portion of the development-related application fees for qualifying construction projects that has not been reimbursed or subsidized by either the Provincial or Federal Governments, or any other municipal program. Applicants must list all the sources of funding for the project and provide supporting documentation.
  • The reimbursement of fees will be limited to only that portion of the facility and/or building that is dedicated to one of the classifications of municipal capital facilities noted above.
    • Example: A facility is a combination of a church and a health services centre. The reimbursement of fees would be limited only to those incurred for the health services centre.

When can organizations request a reimbursement for their project?

  • The applicant must be in good standing with regard to the regulations and payment of fees for all permits and development applications covered under this policy.
  •  The requests for fee relief will be processed only when a final occupancy permit has been issued that confirms the construction was completed in compliance with the building permit plans and there are no outstanding Building Code Act issues or violations.
  • Requests for reimbursement must be submitted within 12 months of the final occupancy permit being issued, and no later than 36 months after the building permit has been issued.

Are there other stipulations?

The applicant must agree to acknowledge the City’s contribution to their qualifying project in some manner, such as signage or visible recognition on their website.

How does an organization apply?

The request form is available online and can be submitted to the Planning & Growth Management Department for confirmation of project status. (Building Code Services will verify status of occupancy permits).

Who makes the final decision?

The Program is given a budget each year by the sitting Council. The General Manager, Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development or his designate will make the determination regarding the project’s eligibility as per the updated delegated authority by-law and available budget.