Finance Department 70 Collier Street, 1st floor P.O. Box 400 Barrie, ON L4M 4T5 Phone: 705-739-4232DevelopmentCharges@barrie.caMonday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm
Development charges provide for the recovery of growth-related capital expenditures from new development.
The City of Barrie undertook an update to its Development Charges By-law in 2021 to incorporate legislative changes made by the Province of Ontario. Key dates are listed below.
9am March 31, 2021
DC Stakeholder Presentation
April 9, 2021 Background Study
May 3, 2021Public Meeting PresentationWatch the public meeting presentation
June 7, 2021Access Staff Report & Appendices
By-Law 2021-059 came into affect on June 15, 2021, amending By-Law 2019-055 that was effective June 17, 2019. Applicants should review the Summary of the Development Charges By-Law. An official version of the by-law can be obtained from the Legislative & Court Services Department by calling 705-739-4204.
The City retained Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. to complete a
Development Charges (DC) Background Study dated April 17, 2019 .This study provides the basis for updating the City’s DC By-Law.
An Addendum to the DC Background Study was issued in May 2019. Hard copies are available in the Legislative and Court Services Department at City Hall.
School boards are responsible for setting the EDC rates. Please visit the Simcoe County District School Board's website: SCDSB Education Development Charge By-Law and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board's website:
SMCDSB Education Development Charges By-Law.
Below are the Development Charge rates in effect as of June 15, 2021.
The City of Barrie’s online Development Charge Calculator provides an estimate of development cost and other charges in the City of Barrie (which estimate excludes City of Barrie processing fees). By using the Development Charge Calculator, the user acknowledges that their use is solely for estimation purposes, is provided as a convenience, and any figures generated by the Calculator reflect the information that you have entered. Any figures derived from this calculator should not be taken as a final estimate of development cost and other charges. A more detailed estimation of charges may be obtained directly from the City of Barrie.
The City of Barrie shall not under any circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other loss, injury or damage caused by or arising in connection with use of the Development Charge Calculator.
In using the Development Charge Calculator, the user also acknowledges the following:
Interest is determined using the City's weighted average cost of capital (WACC). WACC is unique to each organization and considers both internal and external factors to evaluate the cost of delaying the receipt of funds. The City updates its WACC semi-annually or may do so at any other time should conditions so warrant.
The following applies to Complete Site Plan Applications and Zoning By-Law amendment Applications accepted by the City on/after January 1, 2020. The amount of development charges are determined on:
If a) or b) applies, development charge amounts will remain crystallized for a maximum of two years. Interest will be added to the development charge amount and become payable at the time development charges are due.
Development charges that are not crystallized are subject to an annual inflationary adjustment on January 1st of each year.
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