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 municipal fees and rates

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


In April 2014, the Town released a Development Charges Background Study conducted by Hemson Consulting Ltd. to support new charges.

The Town of Gravenhurst adopted Development Charges By-law 2014-75 on August 19, 2014.  Rates imposed under the by-law came into effect on August 20, 2014 and are indexed annually on January 1st in accordance with Statistics Canada Quarterly Construction Price Indexes reporting guidelines. View the Notice of the Passing.


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