Development Charges Background Study
The City’s existing Development Charges By-law is set to expire on June 13, 2024. A NEW Development Charges Background Study and By-law are being prepared and will be considered at Council prior to date of expiration. Information about schedules, opportunities to provide input and how to get involved with the Public Meeting will be announced as the project progresses.
The City of Hamilton imposes development charges (DC) to recover growth-related costs associated with the capital infrastructure within Hamilton. Development Charges are one-time fees paid by developers at the time a building permit is issued to help pay for municipal services to new developments, such as roads, transit, water and sewer infrastructure, community centres and fire and police facilities.