Development charges assist in funding capital projects required to meet the increased need for services resulting from growth and development. Development charge funds may only be used for the purpose for which they are collected.
The Council of the Regional Municipality of Peel passed Development Charges By-law 77-2020 (the “By-law”) on December 10, 2020. The By-law and the development charges rates came into effect on January 22, 2021.
The rates are subject to semi-annual indexing and are adjusted on February 1 and August 1 of each year commencing August 1, 2021, in accordance with the latest available issue of the Statistics Canada Quarterly, Non-Residential Building Construction Price Index, as prescribed by the Development Charges Act.
Please refer to the section below for the current rates that are in effect.
- Rates as of February 1, 2021
- Rates as of January 22, 2021
- Rates as of August 1, 2020
- Rates as of February 1, 2020
The Region of Peel also collects development charges for GO Transit services under a separate By-law.
Timing of Payment
The development charges imposed under these by-laws shall be payable on the date that the first permit under the Building Code Act is issued in relation to a building or structure on the land to which the development charge applies.
When development charges are Payable Pursuant to Subsection 6(1) where a residential development requires the approval of a plan of subdivision under Section 51 of the Planning Act or a consent under Section 53 of the Planning Act, the development charges imposed under By-law 77-2020 with respect to hard services as noted in Schedule A for (water, wastewater and services related to a highway – transportation) shall be payable immediately upon the owner entering into a subdivision agreement or a consent agreement.
To begin the payment process for residential hard service development charges as permitted under the DC By-law, please visit the links below:
- User Guide For Hard Service DC Payments (PDF)
- Residential Hard Service DC Payment Submissions for Subdivision Agreements Portal
Hard Service payments can be made by certified cheque, bank draft, electronic funds transfer or wire transfer.
Region's "Access Peel" desk at 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite B
Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.
Mail cheque to:
Region of Peel, Corporate Finance, Development Finance
10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Attention: Accounts Recievable
To help serve you better, please contact Development Financing.
When Development Charges are Payable Pursuant to Sections 26.1 and 26.2 Under the Development Charges Act, 1997 (“DC Act”)
Where Section 26.1 of the DC Act applies in respect of a development, the development charges are payable in annual installments in accordance with the requirements of Sub-section 26(3) of the DC Act.
- Effective January 1, 2020, the Region’s DC Interest Rate Policy applies to the charging of interest, as permitted under sections 26.1 and 26.2 of the DC Act. By-law 21-2020 imposes interest charges on:
- installment payments of development charges on development types pursuant to Section 26.1 of the DC Act; and on
- development charges determined under the development charge by-law at the date of a site plan or rezoning application pursuant to Section 26.2 of the DC Act.
Please be advised that all inquiries and requests relating to compliance letters for plans of subdivision requests are to be sent to: email@example.com
A compliance letter processing fee of $115 per property can be made payable by credit card or by cheque.
Credit card payments, email ARInvoicing@peelregion.ca
Cheques are payable to the REGION OF PEEL and mailed to:
Region of Peel
Finance Department, Corporate Finance, Development Financing
10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A
Brampton ON L6T 4B9
Attention: Accounts Receivables
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The Development Charges Act, 1997 (DC Act) requires that the Region prepare a background study prior to passing a new development charge by-law.
For more detailed information on the By-laws and how they may apply to your property, you are encouraged to contact the Regional Finance Department or your local municipality.
- 2020 Development Charges Background Study Consolidated Report
- Council Adopted 2020 DC By-law 77-2020
- Notice of Passing of the 2020 DC By-law 77-2020
- Council Approval of the 2020 DC Background Study and By-law
- Draft 2020 Region of Peel Development Charges Background Study (September 18, 2020)
- Draft Proposed 2020 Development Charges By-law (September 18, 2020)
- September 2, 2020 update on the current Development Charges By-law 46-2015
- December 19, 2019 update on the appeal of DC By-law 46-2015
- December 4, 2019 update on the appeal of DC By-law 46-2015
- Update on the appeal of DC By-law 46-2015
- Current Indexed Development Charge Rates - August 1, 2020
- Development Charges By-Law 46-2015
- Resolution 2014-593 – to commence new DC Background Study
- 2015 DC Study – Preliminary Findings and Policy Considerations
- Staff Presentation
- 2015 Proposed DRAFT DC By-law
- 2015 DC Background Study
- Development Charges Update – Public Meeting
- Proposed DC By-law 46-2015