Development Charges

Development charges are fees paid for new developments, re-developments, change of use, and expansions for residential and non-residential buildings or structures. Changing a building’s use from residential to non-residential or from industrial to commercial may result in development charges.

Development charges may apply if you are:

  • Constructing a new building
  • Making an addition or alteration to an existing building, which increases the total floor area or number of units
  • Re-developing a property or properties, which results in a change of use
  • Making interior alterations that result in a change of use to all or part of a building or unit

For more information, the current rates and a development charge calculator, visit the City of Vaughan’s Development Charges page.