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Fee Schedule Effective October 1, 2020

Fee Schedule Effective October 1, 2020

By-law 2019-156

Development charges are one-time fees levied on new residential and non-residential development within the City of Ottawa. These charges finance a portion of the capital costs associated with new infrastructure and municipal service expansion needed to support growth. The fees are paid by property owners who are seeking a building permit to develop their properties.

Under Bill 138, Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019 which received royal assent on December 10, 2019, municipalities are now required under the Development Charges Act (DCA) to allow for:

  • the payment of development charges in annual instalments for eligible development types (Section 26.1 of the DCA)
  • a change in the timing of the calculation of the amount of development charges payable for eligible applications (Section 26.2 of the DCA)

The calculated rate of applicable interest the City will apply under both Section 26.1 annual installments and 26.2 timing of the amount payable as of April 1, 2021 will be 4.2%.

Category Inside the Greenbelt Outside the Greenbelt Rural  Rural - Unserviced
Single-Detached and Semi-Detached Dwelling, $ per Unit

$32,903 

$39,115  $28,379  $25,829 
Apartment Dwelling, (2+Bedrooms), $ per Unit $18,129 

$21,023

$15,442  $14,059 
Apartment Dwelling (less than 2 Bedrooms), $ per Unit $12,887 $14,942  $10,975  $9,992 
Dwelling Rooms $ per unit $9,958 $11,547 $8,480 $7,720
Townhouse, Multiple, Row and Mobile Dwelling $ per Unit $26,269  $30,677  $22,267  $20,254 
Non-Industrial Charge Use $ per square foot $27.76  $27.76  $27.76  $25.13
 Industrial Charge Use $ per square foot $11.06 $11.06  $11.06 $9.99 

Area 1 - Inside the Greenbelt

Category  Singles & Semi-detached
$/Unit
Apartment
(2+BR)
$/Unit
 Apartment
(1 BR)
$/Unit
Multiple, Row and Mobile
$/Unit
Roads & Related Services $11,329 $6,171 $4,386 $8,972
Sanitary (Waste Water) $5,062 $2,871 $2,041 $4,126
Water $484 $275 $196 $396
Stormwater Drainage $65 $36 $25 $52
Protection $486 $264 $188 $384
Public Transit $11,410 $6,185 $4,397 $9,006
Parks Development  $1,839 $1,054 $749 $1,510
Recreation Facilities $1,466 $852 $606 $1,216
Libraries $368 $205 $146 $296
Paramedic Services $115 $63 $44 $91
Affordable Housing $193 $105 $75 $152
Corporate Studies $86 $48 $34 $68
Total Inside the Greenbelt $32,903 $18,129 $12,887 $26,269

The various category rates have been rounded.

Area 2 - Outside the Greenbelt

Category Singles & Semi-detached
$/Unit
Apartment
(2+BR)
$/Unit
 Apartment
(1 BR)
$/Unit
Multiple, Row and Mobile
$/Unit
Roads & Related Services $13,092 $7,063 $5,020 $10,295
Sanitary (Waste Water) $6,122 $3,262 $2,319 $4,772
Water $2,958 $1,563 $1,111 $2,292
Stormwater Drainage $65 $36 $25 $52
Protection $1.184 $632 $449 $924
Public Transit $11,410 $6,185 $4,397 $9,006
Parks Development  $626 $339 $241 $494
Recreation Facilities $2,640 $1,395 $992 $2,045
Libraries $576 $308 $218 $449
Paramedic Service $115 $63 $44 $91
Affordable Housing $193 $105 $75 $152
Corporate Studies $134 $72 $51 $105
Total Outside the Greenbelt  $39,115 $21,023 $14,942 $30,677

The various category rates have been rounded.

Area 3 - Rural-Serviced

Category Singles & Semi-detached
$/Unit
Apartment
(2+BR)
$/Unit
Apartment
(1 BR)
$/Unit
Multiple, Row and Mobile
$/Unit
Roads & Related Services $11,861 $6,467 $4,597 $9,267
Sanitary (Waste Water) $2,338 $1,267 $901 $1,845
Water $213 $116 $82 $169
Stormwater Drainage $65 $36 $25 $52
Protection $486 $264 $188 $384
Public Transit $11,410 $6,185 $4,0397 $9,006
Parks Development $626 $339 $241 $494
Recreation Facilities $518 $291 $206 $386
Libraries $398 $221 $157 $303
Paramedic Service $115 $63 $44 $91
Affordable Housing $193 $105 $75 $152
Corporate Studies $156 $88 $62 $118
Total Rural-Serviced $28,379 $15,442 $10,975 $22,267

The various category rates have been rounded.

Area 3 - Rural-Unserviced

Category Singles & Semi-detached
$/Unit
Apartment
(2+BR)
$/Unit
Apartment
(1 BR)
$/Unit
Multiple, Row and Mobile
$/Unit
Roads & Related Services $11,862 $6,467 $4,597 $9,268
Stormwater Drainage $65 $36 $25 $52
Protection $486 $264 $188 $384
Public Transit $11,410 $6,185 $4,397 $9,006
Parks Development $626 $339 $241 $494
Recreation Facilities $518 $291 $206 $386
Libraries $398 $221 $157 $303
Paramedic Service $115 $63 $44 $91
Affordable Housing $193 $105 $75 $152
Corporate Studies $156 $88 $62 $118
Total Rural-Unserviced $25,829 $14,059 $9,992 $20,254

The various category rates have been rounded.   

Non-Residential Development Charges
Category Non-Industrial Use 
($ per square foot)
 
Non-Industrial Use
- Rural Unserviced
($ per square foot)
 

Non-Industrial Use
- Rural Serviced
($ per square foot)

Industrial Use
($ per square foot)
Industrial Use
Rural Unserviced
($ per square foot)
Industrial Use
Rural Serviced
($ per square foot)
Roads & Related Services $12.35 $11.46 $12.35 $4.85 $4.85 $4.85
Sanitary (Waste Water) $2.25 $0.00  $2.25 $0.92 $0.00  $0.92
Water $0.38 $0.00  $0.38 $0.15 $0.00  $0.15
Stormwater Drainage $0.06 $0.06 $0.06 $0.02 $0.02  $0.02
Protection $0.88 $0.88 $0.88 $0.34 $0.34 $0.34
Public Transit Program $11.35 $11.35 $11.35 $4.45 $4.45 $4.45
Parks Development  $0.08 $0.08 $0.08 $0.08 $0.08 $0.08
Recreation Facilities $0.14 $0.14 $0.14 $0.14 $0.14 $0.14
Libraries $0.03 $0.03 $0.03 $0.03 $0.03 $0.03
Paramedic Service $0.12 $0.12 $0.12 $0.04 $0.04 $0.04
Corporate Studies $0.12 $0.12 $0.12 $0.04 $0.04 $0.04
Total $27.76 $25.13 $27.76 $11.06 $9.99 $11.06

Education Development Charges

Development Charges - School Boards

Under the authority of the Ontario Education Act Section 257.54, our four area school boards have established development charges on land undergoing residential and non-residential development. The City of Ottawa is responsible for the collection of the education development charges on behalf of the local school boards at building permit issuance. Please see the chart below for current Education Development Charges:

Education Development Charges 
Residential $787.00 per new dwelling unit
Non-residential $.58/sq. ft. of gross floor area

For further information on education development charges, please contact the individual school boards:

Ottawa Carleton Board of Education
133 Greenbank Road,
Nepean, ON K2H 6L3
613-721-1820

Ottawa Carleton Catholic School Board
570 West Hunt Club Road
Nepean, ON K2G 3R4
613-224-2222

Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (French Public Board)
2445 boulevard St-Laurent
Ottawa, ON K1G 6C3 
613-742-8960

Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du Centre-Est (CECLFCE) (French Catholic Board)
4000 rue Labelle
Ottawa (ON) K1J 1A1
613-744-2555 ou sans frais 1-888-230-5131