Development Charges

Development charges are fees collected by the City for all new development. This money helps the City pay for roads, water, fire services, community centres, and other services needed to service new developments. These fees are charged for residential and non-residential development.

This page is only a guide. For specific rules and laws, please see the Development Charges Act, 1997, and the City’s Development Charge By-laws, as shown below. You should also speak with Development Finance Staff at the City of Markham – see our ‘Contact Information’ towards the bottom of this page.