Development Charges

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​​​​​​​​​Municipalities in Ontario use Development Charges (DCs) to recover costs associated with residential and non-residential growth. Development charges fund growth-related capital costs for soft services, like library and fire services, recreation and parking and hard services like engineering and infrastructure. The Development Charges Act is the statutory basis that governs development charges.

Notice of Public Meeting: Development Charges and Community Benefit Charges

​Take notice that on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 1 p.m., Council of the Town of Newmarket hosted a public meeting pursuant to:

  • The Development Charges Act, 1997, regarding proposed development charge rates and policies that will be applied throughout the Town  

  • The Planning Act, regarding the proposed community benefits charge that will be applied to select developments throughout the Town of Newmarket

It is proposed that enactment of the Development Charges By-laws and, Community Benefits Charges By-law by Council, would occur on a date subsequent to the public meeting. 

For more information on this meeting please view the public notice. 

Documents related to the public meeting 

Note: If you require the above documents in an alternative format, please email 

Development Charges By-laws 

​Newmarket's Development Charges By-laws can be found here: 2019-46;  2019-472019-48

HEMSON_Newmarket DC Consolidated Study 2019

Additional details regarding Residential and Non-Residential 2021 Development Charges Rates including the regional and school board charges are available.​

Town-wide fees (with the exception of the Northwest quadrant)

  Residential (per unit)   Rates
Rows and other multiples$24,067.00
Large apartments


Small apartments
  Non-residential (per sq. metre)   Rates

Fees for the  NW Quadrant (see map)

 Residential (per unit)   Rates
Rows and other multiples$22,539.00
Large apartments$17,058.00
Small apartments$12,184.00
 Non-residential (per sq. metre)   Rates
Commercial/industrial $63.88​


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