Development Charges

Current Development Charge Rates and Information

Full 2019 Development Charge Background Study

At the June 12, 2019 meeting, City Council repealed DC By-law 14-153 and enacted a new 2019 DC By-law effective June 13, 2019.

2019 Development Charges Background Study (PDF, 24 MB)

Development Charges Information Pamphlets

At the June 12, 2019 meeting, City Council repealed DC By-law 14-153 and enacted a new 2019 DC By-law effective June 13, 2019.

Pamphlets under DC 19-142:

Pamphlets under DC 14-153:

DC Deferral Program

As of morning on Wednesday January 22, 2020, the City will be accepting a limited number of non-industrial DC Deferral applications. Allocations will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis until the program has reached capacity.

Eligible non-industrial developments:

  • Non-residential
  • High density residential
  • Mixed-use

Not eligible to apply:

  • Low and medium density residential developments
  • Developments located within the Downtown Hamilton Community Improvement Project Area (CIPA)

A minimum Development Charge of $50,000 is required in order to apply.

Deferral Program Application form (PDF, 24 KB)

Applications may be emailed to [email protected] with the corresponding $750 application fee delivered, in person, within 2 business days. Application fees will be returned for any applications that are submitted after the available funds have been allocated.

Development Charges By-laws

Education Board DC By-laws

Parkland Dedication Fees

Note: Parkland Dedication fees are separate and distinct from Development Charges. Questions or inquiries related to Parkland Dedication can be emailed to [email protected]

 

Contact us

For questions or inquiries related to Development Charges, contact:

Development  Charge Request
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4400
Email: [email protected]