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

View our Development Charges pamphlet for fees and charges.

Upper Tier Development Charges

The District of Muskoka also has development charges passed by By-law 2014-22. We collect these charges on behalf of the District. View the District's Background Study for details.

Development Charges By-law and Background Study

The Township had a Development Charges Background Study done to help form our Development Charges By-law 2014-27. View the Background Study Presentation for more information.

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