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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 2015

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 BMA Management Consulting Inc. 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. Studies;
  2. Parks & Recreation;
  3. Library;
  4. Transit;
  5. Fire Protection;
  6. Roads;
  7. Water;
  8. Wastewater; and
  9. Storm Water.

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, condominium 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 the Office of the City Clerk.

4) Schedule Of Charges

The following tables summarize the various Development Charges imposed by City of Welland By-law 2014-75, as amended.


JANUARY 1, 2015 - DECEMBER 31, 2015

CITY OF WELLAND DEVELOPMENT CHARGES

(BY TYPE OF RESIDENTIAL USE - PER DWELLING UNIT)

(PER DWELLING ROOM)

 

SINGLE/
SEMI-DETACHED/
DUPLEX
ROWS OTHER MULTIPLES APARTMENTS - ONE BEDROOM OR LESS APARTMENTS - TWO OR MORE BEDROOMS RETIREMENT HOME/ SPECIAL NEED/ LODGING HOME NON-
RESIDENTIAL (PER SQ.FT. OF GFA)

2015

2015

2015

2015

2015

2015


CITY WASTEWATER AND WATER SERVICE AVAILABLE

$7,124

$5,584

$3,169

$4,755

$3,031

$5.44


NO WASTEWATER OR WATER SERVICE

$5,657

$4,434

$2,516

$3,776

$2,407

$4.18


WATER SERVICE AVAILABLE, NO WASTEWATER

$6,363

$4,987

$2,830

$4,247

$2,707

$4.78


WASTEWATER SERVICE AVAILABLE, NO WATER SERVICE

$6,418

$5,031

$2,855

$4,284

$2,731

$4.84

 


ST. ANDREWS TERRACE SUBDIVISION (SEE NOTE 1)

$4,410

$3,458

 

 

 

$5.44

 

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

ADJUSTED ANNUALLY WITHOUT AMENDMENT TO BY-LAW, AS OF THE 1ST DAY OF JANUARY 2015 IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATISTICS CANADA QUARTERLY, "CONSTRUCTION PRICE STATISTICS"

 

 

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Regional Niagara Development Charges

September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015

Residential Charge Per Dwelling Unit:

  • Single Detached - $10,100
  • Other Multiple - $6,143
  • Apartment - $4,480
  • Per Dwelling Room - $2,703

Non-Residential Charge per square foot of gross floor area

  • Commercial - $11.67
  • Industrial - $5.23
  • Institutional - $5.48
  • Hotel/Motel - $3.52

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        PLANNING DIVISION
        CONTACT NUMBERS

    905-735-1700
                  Ext. 2251 or 2257

or email: devserv@welland.ca