Development Charges

Development Charges

Development charges are one-time fees levied by the Township on new residential and non-residential properties to help pay for a portion of the growth-related capital infrastructure requirements. Development charges are determined and accounted for by type of service component. Growth-related spending authority is approved annually as part of the Township's budgeting process with only those capital projects included in the current Development Charges Background Study being eligible for funding.

The Springwater Development Charge By-law applies Township-wide charges on new residential development or redevelopment to help finance the growth-related cost of municipal services.

These Township-wide services include:

  • General Government
  • Library
  • Fire & Protection
  • Indoor Recreation
  • Park Development and Facilities; and
  • Public Works and Fleet.

In addition, the By-law includes Area Specific development charges for the following:

  • Elmvale Water and Wastewater
  • Hillsdale Water and Secondary Plan Study
  • Phelpston Water 
  • Anten Mills Water 
  • Minesing Water 
  • Midhurst Water
  • Centre Vespra Water

Learn more with the Development Charge Information Guide.

The Area Specific Development Charges apply only to the settlement areas as identified in Appendix D of the Township’s Current Development Charge Background Study. 

Development Charges - Effective January 1, 2019

Development Charges - Effective July 1, 2018

Development Charges - Effective January 1, 2018

Development Charges - Effective November 1, 2017

Development Charges - Effective January 1, 2017

Development Charges By-law 2018-045

Development Charges Background Study - December 23, 2013

County and Education Development Charges

In addition to the Township Development Charges, the County of Simcoe, the Simcoe County Board of Education and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board have enacted Development Charges which apply to all residential and non-residential properties within the Township of Springwater. 

County of Simcoe Development Charges Rate - Effective July 1, 2016
County of Simcoe Development Charges Rate - Effective January 1, 2017
Simcoe County District School Board - Education Development Charges