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Development Charges

Under the Development Charges Act and its associated regulations, the Region of Waterloo collects Development Charges to recover growth-related capital costs from new development.

The Development Charges Act requires the Region to complete a Background Study every five years, in order to determine what the charges should be set at in the Regional Development Charges By-Law.

Regional Services that are currently eligible to receive funding from Development Charges are:

  • Region of Waterloo Library
  • Waterloo Regional Police
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Airport
  • Transit
  • General Government
  • Operations Facilities
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Wastewater

For more information about how the Region invests in the community using
development charges, please read the Investing in Our Community
Infrastructure fact sheet.

On June 27, 2014 the Council of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo passed By-law 14-046 respecting Regional Development Charges effective August 1, 2014.

Development Charge Transaction Reports:

Year

Report #

2014COR-FSD-15-06
2013F-14-040
2012F-13-033
2011F-12-029
2010F-11-038
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