Development Charges, Community Benefits Charges and Parkland Dedication

Development Charges, Community Benefits Charges and Parkland Dedication

Framing of a building that is under construction

Service at a Glance

Current Development Charge Rates and Information

Development charges apply to residential and non-residential developments. They allow the City to recover the growth-related costs associated with the capital infrastructure needed to service new development and redevelopment within the municipality.

Community Benefits Charges

The City of Hamilton has begun work to establish a new Community Benefits Charge (CBC) Strategy and By-law under the Planning Act. The proposed Community Benefits Charge Strategy and By-law will be presented to Hamilton City Council in June 2022 for consideration.

Parkland Dedication Fees

The City of Hamilton's Parkland By-law 18-126 requires the conveyance of land for park or other public recreational purposes as a condition of development or redevelopment or the subdivision of land.