Development Charges

Notice of Passing of Development Charges By-Laws

Development Charges are fees imposed against land to pay for increased capital costs required because of increased needs for services arising from development of the area.

The collected Development Charges may be applied to the following City of St. Thomas services: waste, water treatment, roads, recreation, library, fire protection and related studies.

Development Charges are payable on the date the permit is issued under the Ontario Building Code Act, 1992, in relation to a building or structure on land to which the development charge applies.

2017 Development Charges - Effective April 1, 2017

Development Charges are subject to change without notice.

Development Charges Background Study - May 2015