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Development Charges

Development charges are collected to assist in financing capital costs associated with new infrastructure and municipal service expansion needed to support growth.  View the current  Development Charges By-Law summary.

Development charges are payable prior to the issuance of a building permit.  These include separate District of Muskoka development charges which the Town collects on behalf of the District of Muskoka.

In the case where there is a statutory development charge rate freeze and/or deferral of development charge payments, please refer to the Development Charge Interest Policy and Development Charge Interest Policy Report.

Development Charges By-law

The Town of Gravenhurst adopted Development Charges By-law 2019-91 on December 17, 2019.  Rates imposed under the by-law will come into effect on January 1, 2020 and will be indexed annually on January 1st of each year in accordance with Statistics Canada Quarterly Construction Price Indexes reporting guidelines.  This by-law is set to expire on December 31, 2024.

Development Charges Reserve Fund

The Town of Gravenhurst collects Development Charges from new development to pay for growth-related infrastructure thereby reducing the financial impact of growth on current taxpayers. The Development Charges Reserve Fund Annual Report provides the balances of the Development Charges Reserve Fund and related transactions.

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