Development Charges


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Municipal Development Charges

Municipal Development Charges are collected from new construction projects to help offset the cost of municipal services such as sewers, roads, fire, emergency services, etc.  Rates were revised by an indexing factor of 3.2% and came into effect on February 1, 2017.  

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Development Charges are calculated by the Building Division of Development Services Department, as part of the Building Permit and concurrent Site Plan Approvals Process. 

For your reference, please review the Development Charges Background Study.

View current Municipal DC Fee Schedule and By-law. 


School Board Development Charges 

The City of Orillia also collects development charges on behalf of the Simcoe County District School Board and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.  Funds are then reinvested into the construction of new area schools. Effective November 4, 2013.

View current School Board DC fees schedule and By-laws

If you have questions or want more information related to school board development charges, please contact the boards directly.

Industrial Development Charges Moratorium

Industrial building shellFor new and expanding industrial buildings, municipal development charges are not applicable under the City's Industrial Development Charges Moratorium.

An industrial building is defined as being designed or intended for use for manufacturing, processing, fabricating, or assembly of raw goods, warehousing or bulk storage of goods, and includes on-site office uses where such uses are accessory to an industrial use, but does not include the sale of commodities to the general public through a warehouse club or otherwise.

The suspension of fees for all industrial zoned properties (as set out above) assists developers by removing the cost of municipal development charges for new and expanding buildings.  School Board DC's are still applicable.  

This initiative was first instituted in 2010 to encourage growth in the manufacturing sector.  With the moratorium set to expire June 30, 2017, Council approved an extension of the incentive until the end of 2021.

For more information on the Industrial DC Moratorium or commercial/industrial properties for sale or for lease, please contact the Economic Development Office at 705-325-4900 or edc@orillia.ca



2017 Development Charges By-law Process

Hemson Consulting Ltd. was retained by the City of Orillia to complete a Development Charges (DC) Background Study.



Special Council Meeting re Draft Development Charges Background Study 

Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.,
Council Chamber, 50 Andrew Street South, Orillia

Meeting of Consultation - To consider the Development Charges Background Study (Draft)

Presentation Slides

Information Package

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m., Council Chamber, 50 Andrew Street South, Orillia




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