The Township of Springwater collects development charges on new properties to help pay for growing municipal infrastructure and services, such as:
- Roads, water and wastewater
- Libraries and parks
- Fire and other government services
Our annual budgeting process determines what capital projects receive funding. Learn more about development charges in Springwater by reading the Development Charge Information Guide.
Fees and by-law
Development Charge By-law 2018-045 as amended by By-law 2021-117 apply one-time development fees on new development or redevelopment so that the cost of providing new infrastructure is not borne fully by existing taxpayers. Rates are indexed annually on January 1. The By-laws also include area specific development charges.
The Development Charges Act requires that a background study be prepared to determine fees based on current service levels and the forecasted amount, type and location of future development within the municipality. See the Township's development charges background study for details on how we set our fees.
|Notice of Passing of Municipal Wide Development Charges By-law|
Take notice that the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Springwater passed municipal wide Development Charges By-law No. 2021-117 on the 15th day of December, 2021 under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O c. 27, as amended;
And Take Notice that any person or organization may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal under section 14 of the Act, in respect of the development charges by-law, by filing with the Clerk of the Township of Springwater on or before January 24, 2022 a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objection.
|Notice of a Public Meeting under s.12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended|
Take notice that the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Springwater will hold a public meeting virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. pursuant to section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended, to present and obtain public input on the municipality’s proposed development charges (D.C.) by-law and underlying background study.
Interested stakeholders/residents may submit comments regarding the proposed development charges (D.C.) bylaw and underlying background study in advance of the meeting by mail, in-person at the Township Administration Centre, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch the meeting live online at springwater.ca/live, or listen from a telephone or cellular device by calling 1-647-558-0588 and using the meeting ID 837 8735 2005. This option will only be available for the duration of the meeting.
|Development Charges Update Study|
|DC Update Study - 2021|
Upper tier charges
When applicable, the Township also collects development charges on behalf of other levels of government: