Development Charges

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Middlesex Centre is updating its Development Charges Study in 2024. Please see the project page for details.


Development charges provide for the recovery of growth-related capital expenditures from new development.

The current Development Charges By-law provides for the growth-related capital cost recovery for six service components: public works operations, roads, fire protection, library, major studies, and parks and recreation. It also provides an area-specific charge for water and wastewater.


Development Charges Act, 1997

The new Development Charges Act, along with regulation O.Reg. 82/98, provides authority that is more restrictive for municipalities to impose charges for development. The new Development Charges Act:

  • Limits the amount of capital costs to be included in calculating development charges by excluding certain services and by restricting others to only 90% recovery of the capital cost
  • Imposes a quality and quantity standard for municipalities to ensure that capital projects do not exceed historic municipal expenditures and service levels
  • Legislates certain exemptions from development charges (for example, 50% industrial expansion exemption) 


Middlesex Centre's Development Charges 

Council passed Middlesex Centre's current Development Charges By-law on July 17, 2019. An amending by-law was passed on December 15, 2021. The by-laws cover the period to July 27, 2024.

Prior to Council approval of a new by-law, a background study must be completed in accordance with the provisions of the Development Charges Act.

These by-laws impose residential development charges (calculated on the number and type of units and number of bedrooms where applicable) and non-residential development charges (calculated per square metre of total floor area of the building) on all lands within the boundaries of the Municipality.

Development charges applicable to residential and non-residential development are calculated, payable and collected as of the date a building permit is issued. 

For current residential and non-residential development charge rates, please refer to the Development Charges Brochure.


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