The Municipality of Kincardine collects development charges to cover the cost of infrastructure. Capital assets such as roads, sewers, water, fire stations, police stations, recreation facilities, etc.

Municipal development charges are adjusted annually.

Development Charges Guide

Development fees - 2024

Type of Service Single & Semi Dwelling per unit Row & Other Multi Unit Dwellings per unit Apartments per unit Non-residential Charge per square metre
Parks and Recreation $2,987.02 $2,086.24 $1,565.03 $-
Fire Services $1,812.57 $1,266.60 $948.92 $10.43
Waste Management $81.13 $56.39 $42.64 $-
Development Related Studies $485.46 $339.68 $254.42 $2.78
Public Works & Municipal Fleet $2,743.61 $1,917.08 $1,437.13 $15.76
Roads and Related $2,563.46 $1,790.56 $1,343.61 $14.65
Water $4,685.45 $3,273.08 $2,454.81 $26.84
Wastewater $9,501.54 $6,636.92 $4,977.00 $54.26
Total Charges per unit $24,860.24 $17,366.55 $13,023.56 $124.72


When development charges are applicable

For any residential or non-residential development if you are:

  • Constructing a new building (not replacement)
  • Building an addition or alteration to an existing building which increases the floor area or number of units
  • Changing the use of a property

To find out if exemptions are applicable to your projects, contact the Building Department.

Purpose of development charges

Development charges are collected by the Municipality to finance the construction of a new capital infrastructure, as a result of the growth stemming from land development in the Municipality of Kincardine.

Services related to development charges

  • Cemetery
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Public Works and Municipal Fleet
  • Fire Services
  • Waste Management
  • General Government
  • Roads and Related
  • Water
  • Wastewater

Development Charges By-law

The Development Charges By-law imposes a charge on all lands developed within the Municipality of Kincardine. With exceptions. The Municipality of Kincardine completed a Development Charges Background Study. If you would like a copy of the study, please contact the building department.

Area Specific Development Charges 

Ontario Peninsula Farm (OPF) lands Development Charges

Area Specific Development Charges Backgroud Study 

Ontario Peninsula Farm Lands Area Specific Development Charges By-law


9/21 Business Park

Area Specific Development Charges Background Study

9/21 Area Specific Development Changes Bylaw