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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Development Charges

The Development Charges Act, 1997 (the DCA) and its associated regulation (O. Reg. 82/98) allow municipalities in Ontario to recover for growth-related capital costs from new development. In 2014 the Town completed the Development Charges Background Study to calculate new development charges for the Town of Midland in compliance with the provisions of the DCA. The Town of Midland Council passed a new development charges by-law, By-law No. 2014-79 , on November 24, 2014 with the rates immediately coming into effect.

The Town needs to continue implementing development charges to fund capital projects related to growth throughout Midland so that development continues to be serviced in a fiscally responsible manner. The calculated changes to the development charges rates are required in order to reflect the revised costs associated with the infrastructure requirements. The Background Study and the By-law identifies the growth-related net capital costs which are attributable to development that is forecast to occur in the Town. These costs are apportioned to types of development (residential, non-residential) in a manner that reflects the increase in the need for each service attributable to each type of development. The By-law therefore allocates development charges for each type of development.

Provided below are links to the current DC rates, general information and the actual By-law. In addition to Town Charges, the Town is also required to collect Education Development Charges on behalf of the County School Boards and a County Development Charge on behalf of the County of Simcoe. These charges are noted in the summary sheets provided below, but for more detail please contact the respective Board’s and/or the County of Simcoe.