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Development Charges

Effective January 1, 2016, Development Charges in Barrie increased 1.8% in accordance with the indexing requirements set out under the City-Wide Development Charges By-law (2014-108). This includes Whiskey Creek Area Specific Development Charge Rates.

The City-Wide Development Charges By-law requires that rates be indexed in accordance with the most recent twelve-month change in the Statistics Canada Construction Cost Index (non-residential building). Statistics Canada indicates that the most recent twelve-month comparison is an increase of 1.8% for the non-residential building construction price index.

Applicants should review the Summary of the Development Charges By-law and consult with the Building Services department to determine the applicable charges that may apply to specific proposals. The By-law also contains a rate schedule for the Interim Policy (section 10 of the By-law), which provides a set of rates for development in progress that meets specific criteria. An official version of the by-law can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office by calling 705-739-4204.

Whiskey Creek DC Background Study (April 2016)

The Whiskey Creek DC Background Study provides the basis for a new development charge by-law for the Whiskey Creek Stormwater Management Works (SWM) and Downstream Conveyance Works, replacing By-law 2011-096 which was passed on June 27, 2011. The purpose of replacing the by-law is to update costs for the uncompleted projects and continue DC collection from all properties in the defined area. Notice of Whiskey Creek Area-Specific Development Charges Background Study & Public Meeting

Development Charges Background Study (2014)

In January 2014, the City retained Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. to complete a Development Charges (DC) Background Study to accurately reflect the servicing needs of new development (identified in the City’s Growth Management Strategy). This study provides the basis for updating the City’s DC By-law.

In July 2014 an Addendum to the DC Background Study was issued, which contains refinements based on comments from staff and from the developer/landowner communities. Hard copies are available in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall.

Education Development Charges (EDC)

School boards are responsible for setting the EDC rates. Please visit the Simcoe County District School Board's website: Education Development Charge By-Law Renewal.

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