Development Charges - Frequently Asked Questions

Development charges help to recover the infrastructure costs associated with new residential and non-residential (commercial/industrial) growth within the township.  These capital costs are in addition to costs associated with a subdivision that the developer is responsible for (i.e., internal roads, sewers, watermains, roads, sidewalks, streetlights, etc.).  Development charges help fund new infrastructure associated with water, wastewater, storm water drainage, roads, waste diversion, fire protection, library, and parks & recreation.  The Township can impose these charges via the Development Charges Act.