Development charges

A growing city requires investment in growth related infrastructure to service new development. Development charges are fees that are paid by new development upon the issuance of a building permit to fund the capital cost of services constructed throughout the city. Development charges play an important part in how growth infrastructure is financed in London. Each new house, commercial centre, and manufacturing plant requires infrastructure and services in order to function efficiently and effectively. 

At least every ten years, the City conducts a development charges background study to forecast the city’s future residential and non-residential growth to determine infrastructure needs and costs.  This information is used to calculate the amount of money that new development needs to pay in order to cover new infrastructure and services.

The City of London does not currently have any related educational development charges.

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    • Initial Proposal Review (IPR) – Claimable works and DC revenue estimate worksheet
    • Summary of DC claims from the City Services Reserve Funds (CSRF) 
    • DC Claimable Works Checklist
    Last modified:Friday, December 16, 2022