Development Charges Background Study

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Milton has undertaken an update to the Town’s Development Charges (DC) Background Studies and By-laws.

Notice of passing

On May 31, 2021, Milton Council passed:

  • By-law 044-2021, to amend Development Charges By-law 053-2016, under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c. 27, as amended
  • Development Charges By-law No. 045-2021 under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c. 27, as amended

View the full staff report and addendum.

Public engagement

Thank you to all members of the public and interested parties who provided feedback and input throughout the study through community meetings, the statutory public meeting, online engagement tools and email. Any feedback received on or before April 20, 2021 was considered for the report for Council consideration of the By-law at the May 31, 2021 Council meeting.

What are development charges?

Development charges (DCs) allow for the recovery of growth-related capital expenditures that occur as a result of providing municipal services to new residential and non-residential development. DCs are imposed on development applications, to the applicant. These charges are applicable to all lands within the Town of Milton and may be required for:

  1. Construction of a new building or structure
  2. Addition or alteration to an existing building that increases the number of residential units or increases the non-residential total floor area
  3. Redevelopment of a property or making interior alterations that result in a change of use of all or part of a building or structure, including tenant fit-outs

Development charges are collected to provide funds to allow Milton to expand municipal services to new developments. The charges are used to support investment in growth infrastructure such as the expansion of arterial roads, the construction of new recreation facilities, parkland and libraries as well as expansion of the fire and transit service.

Milton has undertaken an update to the Town’s Development Charges (DC) Background Studies and By-laws.

Notice of passing

On May 31, 2021, Milton Council passed:

  • By-law 044-2021, to amend Development Charges By-law 053-2016, under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c. 27, as amended
  • Development Charges By-law No. 045-2021 under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c. 27, as amended

View the full staff report and addendum.

Public engagement

Thank you to all members of the public and interested parties who provided feedback and input throughout the study through community meetings, the statutory public meeting, online engagement tools and email. Any feedback received on or before April 20, 2021 was considered for the report for Council consideration of the By-law at the May 31, 2021 Council meeting.

What are development charges?

Development charges (DCs) allow for the recovery of growth-related capital expenditures that occur as a result of providing municipal services to new residential and non-residential development. DCs are imposed on development applications, to the applicant. These charges are applicable to all lands within the Town of Milton and may be required for:

  1. Construction of a new building or structure
  2. Addition or alteration to an existing building that increases the number of residential units or increases the non-residential total floor area
  3. Redevelopment of a property or making interior alterations that result in a change of use of all or part of a building or structure, including tenant fit-outs

Development charges are collected to provide funds to allow Milton to expand municipal services to new developments. The charges are used to support investment in growth infrastructure such as the expansion of arterial roads, the construction of new recreation facilities, parkland and libraries as well as expansion of the fire and transit service.