Cornwall has one of the lowest development charge schedules in Ontario - including no development charges on manufacturing projects.

Development charges are the fees levied on residential and non-residential properties to help a city finance new infrastructure and municipal services. They are not the only costs involved in a development project: building permit fees, zoning application fees and other charges can all add up to a significant amount even on small projects.

Development charges may not always be readily evident in assessing the cost of moving to a city, as the charges may be absorbed by the contractor and recovered with a higher asking price for the property.

Development Charges Interest Policy

Development Charge By-Laws

  • By-Law 2020-112 - for the Impositions of Area-Specific Development Charges within Brookdale Ave North Corridor
  • By-Law 2018-038 - for the Impositions of City-Wide Development Charges

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Rates (2018)

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Ely Daniels
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100 Water Street East, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
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