The Town of Innisfil collects development charges to cover the costs of building infrastructure so that new developments can receive municipal services, such as roads, water and sewer infrastructure. 

Development charges are levied against new development and are a primary source of funding for growth-related capital expenditures. Each year, Town of Innisfil development charges will be indexed on April 1 with the most recent twelve-month change in the Statistics Canada Quarterly, “Building Construction Price Index”.

Public meeting

Council held a Special Council Meeting to discuss the proposed development charge rates and policies. You can watch the meeting recording on our YouTube channel. Read the Notice of Public Meeting for more information. 

View the 2023 Development Charges Background Study

Council will consider the proposed Development Charges By-law(s) at a future meeting after considering comments received during the public meeting and consultation process.

Draft by-laws

Review the draft Development Charges By-laws and related charges:

Development charges rates

You can see the full list of development charges (DC) rates and other details in our DC Rates Pamphlet, effective April 1, 2023.


Learn more about how development charges are regulated in Innisfil by viewing our current by-laws and notices:

Interest on Development Charges

The fundamental principle of funding growth-related capital costs is that, "growth should pay for
growth". This Development Charge Interest Policy ensures that there is compensating interest income to fund the lost development charges (DC) that result from the DC rate freeze and deferred payment

Background studies 

Background studies determine fees based on current service levels and the forecasted amount, type and location of future development within the municipality. See Innisfil's background studies for development charges:

Annual reports

See statements of funds we've received through development charges in Innisfil: 

Upper tier charges

When applicable, the Town collects development charges on behalf of other levels of government. View more information about their development charges: