Development Charges

​Development Charges / Part XII Charges are the fees charged to properties within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent for new services and are payable by the property owners upon issuance of a building permit with respect to each dwelling unit, building or structure. The Part XII Charge fees are payable by the property owners as part of the assessing by-law for a new waterline or sanitary sewer project cost. These charges help pay a portion of the cost associated with the new infrastructure and municipal service expansion needed to support growth.


Development Charges Information


The charges in the above document apply to residential development based on the number and type of dwelling units and non-residential development based on non-residential gross floor area, as applicable.

Lands affected include all lands within the geographic area of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and the By-law applies whether or not the land or use is exempt from property taxation.

For more information, call Chatham-Kent PUC at 519-436-0119.


Residential Development Charges

Single Detached Dwelling & Semi

Wastewater Services - $2,388

Water Services - $2,955

Total - $5,343


Apartment: 2 bedrooms +

Wastewater Services - $1,894

Water Services - $2,344

Total - $4,238


Apartment Bachelor & 1 Bedroom

Wastewater Services - $979

Water Services - $1,212

Total - $2,191


Multiple Dwelling

Wastewater Services - $1,928

Water Services - $2,385

Total - $4,313


Retirement / Nursing Home / Long Term Care

Wastewater Services - $859

Water Services - $1,063

Total - $1,922


Bunk House (per bed)**

Wastewater Services - $859

Water Services - $1,063

Total - $1,922


Non-Residential Development Charges (per ft² of Gross Floor Area)

Commercial

Wastewater Services - $1.67

Water Services - $2.06

Total - $3.73


Institutional

Wastewater Services - $1.24

Water Services - $1.55

Total - $2.79


Greenhouse

Wastewater Services - $0.12

Water Services - $0.16

Total - $0.28


Industrial*

Wastewater Services - $0.83

Water Services - $1.04

Total - $1.87


** As per a motion of Council as of March 25, 2019, Bunk House (per bed) charges are being charged at 25% of the current fee.

* All industrial lands are exempted from Development Charges.


Additional Information

No development charges apply when creating a secondary dwelling in an existing single-family dwelling or an existing accessory building.

Development charges are applicable to new buildings that include a secondary dwelling. The primary and secondary dwellings are each charged the full development charge rate.

All new two-unit dwellings (semi-detached, side-by-side units or duplexes) are charged the "semi-detached dwelling" rate for both units.

Townhouse or row house developments (three or more units) are subject to the "multiple dwellings" rate and the charge is applied for each unit.

Multi-residential apartment developments (three or more units) are charged the "apartments" rate based on the number of bedrooms per unit and are charged for each unit within the building.