The following information provides an overview of the City of Brampton’s Development Charges and is intended for use as a guide. You should review the by-laws and the Development Charges Act, 1997, and consult with the Development and Capital Financing Finance Division, Corporate Services Department, for further details. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Development Charges Act enables the Council of a municipality to enact Development Charge By-laws for financing costs resulting from new growth.
Development Charge Rates
The City uses current rates, based on these criteria, to calculate Development Charges:
In the case of residential development or the residential portion of a mixed-use development, based upon the number and type of dwelling units;
In the case of non-residential development or the non-residential portion of a mixed-use development, based upon the total floor area of such development; or
In the case of non-residential development or the non-residential portion of a mixed-use development containing industrial and non-industrial components, based upon the total floor area of the industrial component and the total floor area of the non-industrial component.
The by-laws may provide for credits, exemptions and special provisions for residential and non-residential development. Institutional exemptions may include land, building or structures intended for hospital, government, education, colleges, universities or religious purposes.
Building permits are issued after receipt of the Development Charge payment.
Indexing of Development Charge Rates
The rates are subject to indexing and are adjusted on February 1st and August 1st of each year using the Statistics Canada Quarterly, Construction Price Statistic (catalogue no. 62-007), as prescribed by the Development Charges Act.
The current DC by-laws and current rates were established through the preparation of the 2009 Development Charge Background Study. As per the requirements of the Development Charges Act, the municipality is required to undertake a Background Study as a step in the determination of approving new Development Charge By-laws in compliance with the Act. The City’s current Development Charges By-laws will expire on August 11, 2014. In anticipation of the expiry of the by-laws, the City has commenced its review, with the tabling of a report to Committee of Council in June, 2013. Work is ongoing, and the City hopes to be in a position to bring forth an updated Background Study in the spring of 2014.
For more information concerning this review, please contact Development and Capital Financing Finance Division, Corporate Services Department at (905) 874-3954.
Treasurer's Annual Statement
The Development Charges Act requires the Treasurer of the municipality to annually provide City Council a statement about each Reserve Fund established under the Act. The statement reflects the opening and closing balances of each year, the current year's distribution of the Development Charge proceeds, any financing transfers and the interest earned on the fund. A detail of the financing transfer to specific projects/accounts accompanies the statement.
The Treasurer's Statement is available for viewing at Brampton City Hall, 2 Wellington Street West, 2nd floor, between 8:30am-4:30pm. Please contact Treasury Services at 905-874-3820.