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Development Charges

Development charges assist in financing capital projects required to meet the increased need for services resulting from growth and development. Development charge funds may only be used for the purpose for which they are collected.

The information contained in the 2017 Development Charge Bulletin is intended only as a guide. Interested parties should review the approved Development Charges By-law No 6555 effective January 1, 2017, and consult the County of Simcoe's Planning or Finance staff to determine the applicable charges that may apply to specific development proposals.

Contact the Finance Department and local municipalities for more information.


2016 Development Charges Background Study
Hemson Consulting Ltd. was retained by the County of Simcoe to complete a Development Charges (DC) Background Study. This 2016 Development Charges Background Study provides the basis and background to update the County’s development charges to accurately reflect the servicing needs of new development in Simcoe.