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Planning Application Fees and Development Charges

 

Application Fees:

Development Charges:

 


Application Fees

Effective March 18, 2014

* Official Plan Amendment $2,940.00
plus Regional Fee
* Zoning By-law Amendment $2,940.00
plus Regional Fee
* Concurrent Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment $4,340.00
plus Regional Fee
Removal of Holding Symbol $750.00
Temporary Use By-law $2,940.00
* Site Plan Control Application
(including preparation and registration of Agreement)
$2,040.00
plus Regional Fee
* Minor Change to Site Plan Agreement $1,040.00
* Processing of Subdivision Application/Development Agreements

(including preparation and registration of Agreement)

$6,240.00

$1,140 for each Phase over one

$50/Lot or Block excluding 0.3 metre reserves

plus Regional Fee
Subdivision Fee for each Plan Registration greater than 1 dealing with the same Draft Plan $2,240.00
* Modification to Draft Plan Conditions Involving Circulation $1,440.00
plus Regional Fee
Extension to Draft Plan Approval $840.00
plus Regional Fee
Processing of Short Form Subdivision Agreement  $910.00
Processing of Condominium Application/Exemption Request
    (including preparation and registration of Agreement)
$6,240.00
plus Regional Fee
Processing Part Lot Control By-law (including registration) $750.00
Processing Servicing/Development Agreement
    (including preparation and registration of Agreement)
$1,740.00
Processing Front-Ending Agreement
    (including preparation and registration of Agreement)
$1,740.00
Certificates of Compliance - Tax - $40.00  Water -$25.00  ($155.00) $90.00
* Minor Variance/Change of Use Application

Regional Niagara Planning Review - $225.00

  • OMB Appeal - Primary Appeal
  • Any Related Appeal
$940.00

 

$125.00
$25.00
* Consent to Sever / Validation of Title 
Regional Niagara Planning Review - Within Urban Area Boundary +$325.00   Outside +$525.00   
  • OMB Appeal - Primary Appeal
  • Any Related Appeal
$1,240.00
 
 
$125.00
$25.00
* Concurrent Minor Variance and Consent $1,640.00
Rescheduling of Consent or Minor Variance Application $640.00
Change of Conditions for Consent $475.00

  *   NIAGARA PENNISULA CONSERVATION AUTHORITY FEES (IF APPLICABLE) - SEE PLANNING STAFF FOR DETAILS


Source: The Corporation of the City of Welland By-law No. 2006-193

A By-law to Establish and Regulate Fees and Charges for Various Services or Activities and use of Property as Provided by the Municipality; and to Repeal By-laws 2002-197 and 2002-208

Passed by Welland CouncilDecember 12, 2006

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City of Welland Development Charge

January 2014

1) Introduction

In November, 1989, the Development Charges Act S.0., 1989 became law. As a result of the new Act, municipalities were presented with the choice of not imposing lot levies on new development after November 23, 1991 or alternatively developing new lot levies or Development Charges, as such charges are now called.

In 1997, the Provincial Government enacted a new Development Charges Act which required municipalities to prepare Development Charge By-laws based upon Background Studies every five years.

The City of Welland engaged C.N. Watson and Associates Ltd. to prepare the Development Charge Background Study for the new Development Charge By-law.

2) Purpose Of The Development Charges

The purpose for which various Charges have been imposed is to help offset increases in capital costs which fall to the City of Welland as a result of new growth in the City. Specifically, the City will collect Development Charges relative to increased capital costs involved with the provision of:

  1. Administration (Development-related Studies);
  2. Fire Facilities and Equipment;
  3. Roads;
  4. Public Works;
  5. Transit Vehicles;
  6. Recreation; and
  7. Water Distribution.

The City of Welland will also collect Development Charges on behalf of the Welland Public Library for library materials and equipment.

3) Other Information

a) When Is A Development Charge Imposed?

A Development Charge on new residential development will be imposed by the City of Welland when the development of land will increase the need for service and where the development requires approvals with respect to zoning, minor variance, conveyance of land, subdivision approval, consent for servicing development or the issuing of a Building Permit. Unlike in the past, the City now imposes Development Charge for Non-Residential Development, with the exception of Industrial development.

b) When Are The Development Charges Payable?

Development Charges will be collected immediately prior to the issuance of a Building Permit.

c) Treasurer's Statement

On or before June 1st of each year, the City Treasurer is required to produce a Statement with respect to Development Charges collected by the City of Welland.

The Statement must report upon the opening and closing balances of the reserve funds into which the Development Charges collected are deposited. The Statement must also report upon all transactions relating to the reserve funds.

In addition, the Statement will set out:

  1. a description of each service for which a Charge is collected;
  2. the credits, if any, which are outstanding for any service (including the opening and closing balances of such credits);
  3. the amount of funds borrowed, if any, from each reserve fund and the purpose for which the borrowed funds were used;
  4. the amount of interest owed to the reserve funds for funds borrowed from same;
  5. the amount and source of City funds used to repay and money borrowed from any reserve fund;
  6. a list of projects which Development Charges have been expended including the total project cost and the Development Charges fund contribution to the project.

The Statement, once received by Council, will be available from either the Office of the City Clerk or Integrated Services - Planning Division.

4) Schedule Of Charges

The following tables summarize the various Development Charges imposed by City of Welland By-law 2009-93, as amended.
CITY WATER SERVICE AND SANITARY SEWER
(BY TYPE OF RESIDENTIAL USE - PER DWELLING UNIT)
TOTAL
Single/Semi/Duplex Dwellings/Model Homes *
$6,879
Low Density Multiple Dwellings *
$5,365
Bachelor and One Bedroom Apartment *
$3,031
Two or More Bedroom Apartments *
$4,617
Retirement Home or Lodge/Special Care/Special Needs *
$2,647
Non-Residential (per sq.ft. of GFA) *
$4.49

NO SANITARY SEWERS OR WATER SERVICE
(BY TYPE OF RESIDENTIAL USE - PER DWELLING UNIT)
TOTAL
Single/Semi/Duplex Dwellings/Model Homes *
$5,934
Low Density Multiple Dwellings *
$4,628
Bachelor and One Bedroom Apartment *
$2,615
Two or More Bedroom Apartments *
$3,982
Retirement Home or Lodge/Special Care/Special Needs *
$2,283
Non-Residential (per sq.ft. of GFA) *
$3.50

WATER SERVICE AVAILABLE,
NO SANITARY SEWERS
(BY TYPE OF RESIDENTIAL USE - PER DWELLING UNIT)
TOTAL
Single/Semi/Duplex Dwellings/Model Homes *
$6,313
Low Density Multiple Dwellings *
$4,923
Bachelor and One Bedroom Apartment *
$2,782
Two or More Bedroom Apartments *
$4,237
Retirement Home or Lodge/Special Care/Special Needs *
$2,429
Non-Residential (per sq.ft. of GFA) *
$3.90

SANITARY SEWERS AVAILABLE,
NO WATER SERVICE
(BY TYPE OF RESIDENTIAL USE - PER DWELLING UNIT)
TOTAL
Single/Semi/Duplex Dwellings/Model Homes *
$6,500
Low Density Multiple Dwellings *
$5,070
Bachelor and One Bedroom Apartment *
$2,864
Two or More Bedroom Apartments *
$4,362
Retirement Home or Lodge/Special Care/Special Needs *
$2,501
Non-Residential (per sq.ft. of GFA) *
$4.09

There is a special set of City Development Charges applicable to St. Andrew's Terrace Subdivision as set out below:

(BY TYPE OF RESIDENTIAL USE - PER DWELLING UNIT)
TOTAL
Single/Semi/Duplex Dwellings/Model Homes *
$5,614
Low Density Multiple Dwellings *
$4,382
Non-Residential (per sq.ft. of GFA) *
$4.49

NOTE 1:   Should the existing private roads become public (assumed by the City of Welland) full Development Charges shall apply - Plan 59M-269 and 59M-373

* COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2011, DEVELOPMENT CHARGES WILL BE ADJUSTED ANNUALLY, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1ST, BASED UPON STATISTICS CANADA QUARTERLY, "CONSTRUCTION PRICE STATISTICS" (CATALOGUE NO. 62-007)

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Regional Niagara Development Charges

September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014

Residential Charge Per Dwelling Unit:

  • Single Detached - $10,030
  • Other Multiple - $6,101
  • Apartment - $4,449
  • Per Dwelling Room - $2,685

Non-Residential Charge per square foot of gross floor area

  • Commercial - $11.59
  • Industrial - $5.20
  • Institutional - $5.45
  • Hotel/Motel - $3.50

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        PLANNING DIVISION
        CONTACT NUMBERS

    905-735-1700
                  Ext. 2251 or 2257

or email: devserv@welland.ca