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Development Charges Updates 2022

Grey County has completed a Development Charges Background Study to ensure charges are meeting the goals of Grey County as we continue to experience growth and increased demand on services.  On December 9, 2021, Grey County Council passed By-Law 5127-22 and By-Law 5128-22 affecting development charges. 

Notice of Passage

The following By-Laws were approved by Council:
 
 
We have also updated our Development Charges Brochure.

Why Issue Development Charges?

Development charges are used to pay capital projects that are needed to meet the increased demand for services and infrastructure that is generated by growth. More people mean more vehicles on our roads and more demand for ambulances and health services.

Development charges are fees charged to each new development that offset these increased costs. The charges can only be used for specific projects. Without development charges, the bill for increasing or improving services gets added to the property taxes of current residents. Development charges are payable at the time a building permit is issued.

2022 Development Charges

 

Single and semi-detached Residential
(per unit)
Row Housing and Other Multiple Residential
(per unit)
Apartment
(per unit)

Non Residential

2022 Charge $8,968 $6,192 $5,157 No Charge for 2022
based on phase-in

Background

A public meeting was held on October 28, 2021, to get feedback from stakeholders and the public.  Comments received at these meetings were considered by the Development Charges Steering Committee before they made their recommendations to County Council.

2021 Development Charges Background Study

Public Meeting Presentation – October 28, 2021

Current By-laws

 

Specific development charges inquiries should be directed to Randy Scherzer, Deputy CAO at (519) 372-0219 ext. 1237 or Mary Lou Spicer, Director of Finance at (519) 372-0219 ext. 1263