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. 

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. 


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 


Bellow 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.

 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