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Development Charges

On July 15, 2019 Council of the Town of Petawawa passed By-law 1280/19, being a By-law for the Imposition of Development Charge.

Development charges are imposed to assist in providing the infrastructure required by future development in the Town. Development charges are established as a viable capital funding source to meet the Town’s financial requirements and it applies to all lands within the Town of Petawawa (see exceptions below). Charges relating to municipal water and wastewater services apply only to development receiving the respective services.

Development charges do not apply to land that is owned by and/or used for the purpose of:

  • A Board of Education
  • A municipality or local board thereof
  • The County of Renfrew or any local board thereof
  • A place of worship or for the purposes of a churchyard or cemetery exempt from taxation under the Assessment Act
  • Garrison Petawawa
  • Development of non-residential farm buildings constructed for bona-fide farm uses

Municipal Services that Receive Funding from Development Charges

The following is a list of municipal services for which development charges are imposed:

  • Transportation
  • Fire Protection
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Library
  • Administration
  • Water (urban)
  • Wastewater (urban)

Development charges for all services shall be calculated and be payable on the date the first building permit is issued.

The schedule of development charges shall be adjusted annually as of January 1st each year, in accordance with the second quarter of the prescribed index in the Development Charges Act, 1997.

This information is being provided as a guide only. Please review By-law 1280/19 and contact the Municipal Office to determine the charges and fees that may apply to specific development.