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 proposed 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 May 1, 2022 will be 6.33%.
|Category||Inside the Greenbelt||Outside the Greenbelt||Rural||Rural - Unserviced|
|Single-Detached and Semi-Detached Dwelling, $ per Unit||
|Apartment Dwelling, (2+Bedrooms), $ per Unit||$18,772||
|Apartment Dwelling (less than 2 Bedrooms), $ per Unit||$13,344||$15,456||$11,361||$10,343|
|Dwelling Rooms $ per unit||$10,311||$11,945||$8,778||$7,991|
|Townhouse, Multiple, Row and Mobile Dwelling $ per Unit||$27,201||$31,733||$23,050||$20,996|
|Non-Industrial Charge Use $ per square foot||$28.74||$28.74||$28.74||$26.02|
|Industrial Charge Use $ per square foot||$11.45||$11.45||$11.45||$10.34|