On February 15, 2013, the town released to the public the Development Charge Background Study, prepared by Watson and Associates Economists Ltd., which includes the town's Development Charge By-law 2013-020. A public meeting was held on February 27, 2013, at Town Hall. The study, Addendum No.1 to the study and proposed by-law were considered and approved by Town Council on March 4, 2013, with an effective date of March 5, 2013.
The general purpose for which development charges are being imposed is to assist in providing infrastructure required by future development in the Town of Oakville by establishing a viable capital funding source to meet the town's financial requirements. By-law 2013-020 is the current development charge by-law for the Corporation of the Town of Oakville.
Applicants should review the by-law and consult with the town’s Financial Planning department to determine the applicable charges that may apply to specific development proposals. For further information, please contact the Development Finance Clerk at 905-338-4196 or email DCForms@oakville.ca.
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