Development Charges

What are Development Charges?

A Development Charge is a fee that the Township collects at the time a building permit application is completed. These fees are to help pay for the cost of infrastructure and services to new development in the Township. This includes facilities and community centres, emergency services, roads and sewer infrastructure. 

 Current Development Charges

Development Charges Information Sheet

Please note the development fees displayed are for the year 2023. In accordance with By-Law 2019 - 40, these amounts are subject to change each calendar year. To get a copy of previous years charges, please contact staff. 

Uses  Fees

Municipal Residential
Development Fee -
All Dwelling Units


Non-residential per square foot


Peterborough County
Residential Development Fee

See County of Peterborough Website
Peterborough County
Commercial Development Fee

See County of Peterborough Website

Mixed Use  Charged as determined by the equivalency to the above uses

Education Development

Fee (KPRDSB) - Residential 


Education Development

Fee (PVNCCDSB) - Residential 


Below you will see how development charges are broken down by services in the Township of Douro-Dummer. Both residential, and non-residential developments have different percentage amounts that get distributed into different services. These fees help pay for the cost of infrastructure and services to new development in the Township. 

ServiceResidential Development PercentageNon-Residential Development Percentage
General Government 1.8% 2.7%
Fire Protection 17.7% 27.5%
Public Works 71.6% 69.8%
Recreation 1.9% 0.0%
Library Services 7.0% 0.0%

Note: Each column will equal 100% of the costs development charges cover in your township based on residential, or non-residential uses.

2024 Development Charges Study

Development Charges (DC’s) are a primary source of funding for growth-related capital expenditures and are levied against new developments. The 2024 Development Charges Background Study relates to the provision of all eligible DC Services (i.e., Development Related Studies, Library Services, Parks & Recreation, Fire Services and Services Related to a Highway). The study calculates the maximum permissible charge that the Township may charge as per the legislation.

 Upcoming Meetings:

  • June 18, 2024, at 5:00 PM - Presentation from Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. outlining the study will be held at the Council meeting.
  • August 6, 2024, at 5:00 PM - Public meeting regarding the study will be held at the Council Meeting.

In compliance with Section 10(4) of the Development Charges Act, 1997,  the Township is required to post the development charge background study 60 days prior to the passing of the development charge by-law and until the by-law expires or is repealed.

Click here to view or download the DC Background Study.

Click here to view or download the Council Presentation from June 18, 2024.

Please forward any questions or comments to the Interim Treasurer, Paul Creamer, who can be reached at or 705-652-8392 ext. 203.

 Municipal Development Charges By-Law

 View the Municipal Development Charges By-Law. For a printed version, please contact staff.

Peterborough County Development Charges By-Law

View the County Development Charges Website for the most recent By-law