Development charges are fees collected from developers when a building permit is issued. The fees help pay for the cost of infrastructure needed to deliver municipal services to new development, such as roads, emergency services, water and sewer.

You may be required to pay development charges for land development or redevelopment projects if you are:

  • Constructing a new building
  • Making an addition or alteration to an existing building that increases the number of dwelling units or the non-residential gross floor area
  • Redeveloping a property or making interior alterations that result in a change of use to all or part of the building

See the Township and District of Muskoka Development Charges pamphlets.

Upper Tier Development Charges

The District of Muskoka also has development charges passed by By-law 2019-25. We collect these charges on behalf of the District. View the District's Development Charges Background Study and 2024 Development Charges Pamphlet for details.


Development Charges By-law and Background Study

The Township recently completed a Development Charges Background Study to assist in forming an updated Development Charges By-law 2024-054.

Notice of Statutory Public Meeting Regarding Development Charges 

Draft 2024 Development Charges By-law 

Development Charges By-law Notice of Passage

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