Development Charges

Development Charges assist in providing infrastructure required by future development in the Town of Oakville by establishing a viable capital funding source to meet the town’s financial requirements.

The Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 27 provides Council with the authority to pass by-laws that establish development charges applicable to new development and redevelopment. A background study is required in accordance with the required criteria detailed in the act which determines perspective charges. On February 15, 2013, the town released the current Development Charges Background Study for the Town of Oakville, which includes the town’s Development Charges By-law 2013-020. The study, Addendum No. 1 to the study and the proposed by-law were considered and approved by Council on March 4, 2013, with an effective date of March 5, 2013.

The town typically collects development charges at the time when a building permit is issued. In addition, the town collects development charges on behalf of the Region of Halton and the area school boards.

More information

Applicants are encouraged to consult with the town’s Financial Planning department by email DCForms@oakville.ca or telephone 905-338-4196 as well as review the Development Charges By-law to familiarize themselves with the potential impact of development charges on their developments or redevelopments.

In the case of non-residential developments or redevelopments, a non-residential information form should be completed at the time of the building permit application for the purposes of ascertaining the specific development charges that may apply based on the determinations of the town, Region of Halton and area school boards.

Development charge background study, forms, by-laws and rates

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