Infrastructure & Development

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The current Development Charges By-Law provides for the growth-related capital cost recovery for six service components: public works operations, roads, protection, library, major studies, and parks and recreation. It also provides an area-specific charge for water and wastewater. For current residential and non-residential development charge rates, please refer to the Development Charges Fee Flier below.

DC 2024 Indexed Schedule

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) 

Infrastructure Design Standards

The following Infrastructure Design Guidelines and Construction Standards provide a means of standardization for the design and construction of sanitary and storm sewers, water mains and roads in the Municipality of North Middlesex. These standards have been developed with the intention of identifying which items should be considered in the design and construction of the various services to be provided in the development.

The following guidelines and standards should be applied wherever possible in the design and construction of the various services outlined herein.


Development Charges Background Study