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.

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.

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