The Town of Grimsby collects Development Charges to finance the construction of new capital infrastructure, as a result of the growth. 

Development Charge calculation

The town calculates and collets Development Charges for any construction project that needs a building permit.

The Development Charge calculation includes the following items:

  • Town roads
  • Fire protection
  • Recreation services
  • Library services
  • Parking
  • General administration 
  • Water services and storm water management

Who has to pay a Development Charge?

You may be required to pay Development Charges for any residential, industrial, institutional or commercial development if you are: 

  • Erecting a new building(s)
  • Making an addition or alteration to an existing building(s) which increases the gross floor area or number of units 
  • Redeveloping a property or properties which result in a change of use 

Current residential  and Non Residential Development Charges

Development Charges for January 1, 2018 through to December 31, 2018

2014 Development Charges Background Study 

Ontario municipalities are required to update its Development Charges every five years. The town completes a background study as part of this process. The last time the Town of Grimsby completed this study was in 2014.

You can review the 2014 Development Charges background study to learn more about what is included in the Development Charge calculation. 

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