Fee Schedule Effective October 1, 2021

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Fee Schedule Effective October 1, 2021

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 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

$34,070 

$40,461 $29,378  $26,737 
Apartment Dwelling, (2+Bedrooms), $ per Unit $18,772 

$21,747

$15,985  $14,554 
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

Area 1 - Inside the Greenbelt

Category Singles & Semi-detached
Dwelling
$/Unit
Apartment Dwelling, Back to Back
and Stacked Townhouse
(2+BR)
$/Unit
 Apartment Dwelling
(1 BR)
$/Unit
Townhouse,
Multiple, Row and Mobile Dwelling
$/Unit
Roads & Related Services $11,735 $6,392 $4,544 $9,295
Sanitary (Waste Water) $5,245 $2,975 $2,115 $4,275
Water $501 $285 $202 $409
Stormwater Drainage $67 $37 $26 $54
Total Engineering Services $17,548 $9,689 $6,887 $14,033
Protection $502 $273 $194 $397
Public Transit $11,806 $6,400 $4,550 $9,318
Parks Development  $1,907 $1,093 $777 $1,566
Recreation Facilities $1,519 $884 $629 $1,261
Libraries $378 $210 $149 $303
Paramedic Services $119 $65 $46 $94
Affordable Housing $201 $109 $77 $158
Corporate Studies $90 $49 $35 $71
Total General Services $16,522 $9,083 $6,457 $13,168
Total Inside the Greenbelt $34,070 $18,772 $13,344 $7,201

The various category rates have been rounded.

Area 2 - Outside the Greenbelt

Category Singles & Semi-detached
$/Unit
Apartment Dwelling, Back to Back
and Stacked Townhouse
(2+BR)
$/Unit
 Apartment Dwelling
(1 BR)
$/Unit
Townhouse, Multiple, Row
and Mobile Dwelling
$/Unit
Roads & Related Services $13,558 $7,314 $5,198 $10,662
Sanitary (Waste Water) $6,328 $3,372 $2,398 $4,932
Water $3,060 $1,617 $1,149 $2,371
Stormwater Drainage $67 $37 $26 $54
Total Engineering Services $23,013 $12,340 $8,771 $18,019
Protection $1,224 $653 $464 $956
Public Transit $11,806 $6,400 $4,550 $9,318
Parks Development  $649 $352 $250 $512
Recreation Facilities $2,717 $1,436 $1,021 $2,105
Libraries $593 $317 $225 $462
Paramedic Service $119 $65 $46 $94
Affordable Housing $201 $109 $77 $158
Corporate Studies $139 $75 $53 $109
Total General Services $17,448 $9,407 $6,586 $13,714
Total Outside the Greenbelt  $40,461 $21,747 $15,537 $31,733

The various category rates have been rounded.

Area 3 - Rural-Serviced

Category Singles & Semi-detached
Dwelling
$/Unit
Apartment Dwelling, Back to Back
and Stacked Townhouse
(2+BR)
$/Unit
Apartment Dwelling
(1 BR)
$/Unit
Townhouse, Multiple, Row
and Mobile Dwelling
$/Unit
Roads & Related Services $12,284 $6,699 $4,761 $9,599
Sanitary (Waste Water) $2,420 $1,311 $933 $1,910
Water $221 $120 $85 $175
Stormwater Drainage $67 $37 $26 $54
Total Engineering Services $14,992 $8,167 $5,805 $11,738
Protection $503 $273 $194 $397
Public Transit $11,806 $6,400 $4,550 $9,318
Parks Development $649 $352 $250 $512
Recreation Facilities $538 $301 $214 $400
Libraries $409 $227 $161 $311
Paramedic Service $119 $65 $46 $94
Affordable Housing $201 $109 $77 $158
Corporate Studies $161 $91 $64 $122
Total General Services $14,386 $7,818 $5,556 $11,312
Total Rural-Serviced $29,378 $15,985 $11,361 $23,050

The various category rates have been rounded.

Area 3 - Rural-Unserviced

Category Singles & Semi-detached
Dwelling
$/Unit
Apartment Dwelling, Back to Back
and Stacked Townhouse
(2+BR)
$/Unit
Apartment Dwelling
(1 BR)
$/Unit
Townhouse, Multiple, Row
and Mobile Dwelling
$/Unit
Roads & Related Services $12,284 $6,699 $4,761 $9,600
Stormwater Drainage $67 $37 $26 $54
Total Engineering Services $12,351 $6,736 $4,787 $9,654
Protection $503 $273 $194 $397
Public Transit $11,806 $6,400 $4,550 $9,318
Parks Development $649 $352 $250 $512
Recreation Facilities $538 $301 $214 $400
Libraries $409 $227 $161 $311
Paramedic Service $119 $65 $46 $94
Affordable Housing $201 $109 $77 $158
Corporate Studies $161 $91 $64 $122
Total General Services $14,386 $7,818 $5,556 $11,312
Total Rural-Unserviced $26,737 $14,554 $10,343 $20,966

The various category rates have been rounded.   

Non-Residential Development Charges

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 $12.80 $12.80 $12.80 $5.01 $5.01 $5.01
Sanitary (Waste Water) $2.33 $0.00  $2.33 $0.95 $0.00  $0.95
Water $0.39 $0.00  $0.39 $0.16 $0.00  $0.16
Stormwater Drainage $0.07 $0.07 $0.07 $0.02 $0.02  $0.02
Protection $0.91 $0.91 $0.91 $0.36 $0.36 $0.36
Public Transit Program $11.75 $11.75 $11.75 $4.61 $4.61 $4.61
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 $0.05 $0.05 $0.05
Corporate Studies $0.12 $0.12 $0.12 $0.04 $0.04 $0.04
Total $28.74 $26.02 $28.74 $11.45 $10.34 $11.45

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 $2,738.00 per new dwelling unit
Non-residential $1.68/sq. ft. of gross floor area ($1.71 April 1, 2022)

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

City wide corporate studies development charge amendment

Development charge rates effective November 26, 2021

Category Singles & Semi-detached Dwelling
$/Unit
Apartment Dwelling and back-to-back and stacked townhouse
(2+BR)
$/Unit
 Apartment Dwelling (less than 2 bedrooms)
$/Unit
 Multiple, Row and Mobile Dwelling
$/Unit
Dwelling Room Non-Industrial per sq. ft. GFA    Industrial per sq. ft. GFA
Corporate Studies (zoning) $87 $47 $34 $69 $26 $0.09 $0.03