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.