Municipal Office

DEVELOPMENT CHARGES


Introduction

This page summarizes the current Development Charge policy for the Township of Scugog. The information is based on the most recent version of the Township's Development Charges By-law No. 43-14, which was passed by Township Council on June 23, 2014 pursuant to the Development Charges Act, 1997.

The material provided on this website is intended only as a guide. Applicants should review the approved by-law and consult with the Community Services Department to determine the charges that may apply to specific development proposals.

Please click the link below to view the current Development Charges Schedule for the Township of Scugog (effective July 1, 2014).

Township of Scugog Development Charges - Effective July 1, 2014

 

Development Charge By-Law Policies and Rules

Development Charges By-law No. 43-14 came into effect on June 23, 2014. The following summarizes the key policies and rules of the by-law: By-Law no. 43-14 imposes uniform development charges against all lands developed within the boundaries of the Township.

Applicability
The Township's development charges will apply to most new buildings and certain expansions. The residential charge varies by type of dwelling (i.e. single and semi-detached, row and other multiple, and apartment) and is applied on a per unit basis. The non-residential charge varies by type of development (i.e. commercial, industrial and institutional) and is applied on the basis of building floor area (per square metre).

Indexing
At the discretion of Council, the Township’s development charges will be indexed on July 1, 2015 and each subsequent year in accordance with the annual change in the Statistics Canada Quarterly Construction Price Index.

Collection
The Township’s development charges are payable at building permit issuance, unless otherwise specified in the development agreement.

Exemptions
A number of exemptions are legislated under the Development Charges Act, 1997. Further, the Township will provide a redevelopment credit for certain demolitions. Reference should be made to Development Charges By-law No. 43-14 concerning these exemptions.

Services Included
• Library Services
• Fire Services
• Parks & Recreation
• Public Works: Buildings & Fleet
• Animal Control
• General Government
• Township Engineering

Statement of Treasurer
Each year the Township Treasurer will document the continuity of each Development Charge Reserve Fund, inclusive of services covered, draws, interest earnings, development charge collections, borrowings and landowner credit transactions. The annual statement by the Treasurer will be available by June 30th of the subsequent year and may be reviewed by the public in the Clerk’s Department at the Municipal Office during regular business hours.

Regional and Education Development Charges

The Township collects certain development charges on behalf of the Region of Durham and the Durham District and Durham Catholic District School Boards. Where applicable, these agencies calculate the charges due based on information supplied by the applicant and advise the Township of the amount to collect.

Any questions about the Regional and Education development charges should be directed to:

Regional Charges:
Development Approvals
Works Department
Region of Durham
605 Rossland Road East
Whitby, ON L1N 6A3
(905) 668-7711
www.durham.ca

Region of Durham Development Charges (Effective July 1, 2014)

Education Charges:
Facilities Services
Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East
Whitby, ON L1R 2K6
(905) 666-5500
www.durham.edu.on.ca

Durham Catholic District School Board
6650 Rossland Road West
Oshawa, ON L1J 7C4
(905) 576-6150
www.dcdsb.ca

School Boards Development Charges (Effective 2014)