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. 72-09, which was passed by Township Council on June 22, 2009 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 here to see the current Development Charges Schedule for the Township of Scugog.
Development Charge By-Law Policies and Rules
Development Charges By-law No. 72-09 came into effect on July 1, 2009. The following summarizes the key policies and rules of the by-law: By-Law no. 72-09 imposes uniform development charges against all lands developed within the boundaries of the Township.
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).
At the discretion of Council, the Township’s development charges will be indexed on July 1, 2010 and each subsequent year in accordance with the annual change in the Statistics Canada Quarterly Construction Price Index.
The Township’s development charges are payable at building permit issuance, unless otherwise specified in the development agreement.
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. 72-09 concerning these exemptions.
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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:
Region of Durham
605 Rossland Road East
Whitby, ON L1N 6A3
Region of Durham Development Charges Pamphlet (January 2013)
Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East
Whitby, ON L1R 2K6
Durham Catholic District School Board
6650 Rossland Road West
Oshawa, ON L1J 7C4
School Boards Development Charges Pamphlet (April 2009)
2009 Township of Scugog Development Charge By-law and Studies – Consolidated Version (2.4 Mb)
Township of Scugog Development Charges By-law No. 72-09
Final 2009 Township of Scugog Development Charges Background Study (prepared by Hemson Consulting Ltd.)
Staff Reports Related to 2009 Development Charges By-law:
CORP-2009-25-GP&A – Consulting Services to Renew Township Development Charge Background Study and By-law (April 21, 2008)
PLAN-2009-36-CNC – Public Meeting for Proposed Township of Scugog Development Charges By-law and Background Study (June 8, 2009)
PLAN-2009-43-CNC – Recommended Township of Scugog Development Charges By-law (June 22, 2009)