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Development Charges

Development Charges (DCs) assist in financing capital projects required to meet the increased need for services resulting from growth and development. DCs may only be used for the purpose for which they are collected. The County approved collecting DCs for new development to reduce the cost to taxpayers for improvements to our services due to new population growth including; Paramedic Services, Roadways and Bridges, Parks and Trails, Childcare, and Long-Term Care.

Without DCs, the bill for increasing or improving services gets added to the property taxes of current residents. DCs are payable at the time a building permit is issued.

County Development Charges (DCs)

2023-11-16 Notice of Passing of DC by-law

By-law 2023-048 - Development Charges By-law

2023 DC Background Study

2024 Bruce County DC Pamphlet

2024 Bruce County DC Pamphlet-Northern Bruce Peninsula

2023 Development Charge Study

Development Charges Study Timeline report to Corporate Services Committee March 2, 2023


Council Workshop #1 - April 20, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.


Council Workshop #2 - June 15, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.


Stakeholder Meeting - July 5, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. online or in-person in the Council Chambers - 30 Park St., Walkerton, Ontario

Contact Edward Henley for an online meeting invitation -


DC Public Meeting - September 7, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. (NEW DATE) online or in-person in the Council Chambers - 30 Park St., Walkerton, Ontario

Watch the virtual Public Meeting:

Participate in the virtual Public Meeting: e-mail Bruce County Clerk Linda White at for an invitation.

Questions and comments can be submitted in advance to


Development Charges Recommendation Report - September 21, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.

The report was deferred in order to provide revisions.


Development Charges Recommendation Report - October 5, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.


By-law Consideration - November 16, 2023



2021 Development Charge Study

Development Charge (D.C.) Background Study Meetings and Information

Council Workshop #1 on February 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


1st Stakeholder Meeting on February 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


2nd Stakeholder Meeting on June 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Council Workshop on July 15, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


DC Public Meeting on October 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Corporate Services Meeting to discuss D.C. Public Meeting and Proposed D.C. By-law on November 4, 2021 during Committee Meetings commencing at 9:30 a.m.


Corporate Services Meeting on December 2, 2021 commencing at 9:30 a.m.




Contact us

Sam Dinsmore

Director of Corporate Services

Department: Corporate Services

Location: Walkerton Administration Centre

Tel : 519-881-1291


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