Development Charges

A cut-out picture from the Zoning By-Law.


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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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​​​​​​​​​Municipalities in Ontario use Development Charges (DCs) to recover costs associated with residential and non-residential growth. Development charges fund growth-related capital costs for soft services, like library and fire services, recreation and parking and hard services like engineering and infrastructure. The Development Charges Act is the statutory basis that governs development charges.

2019 Development Charges Background Study 

In order to continue charging development charges, the Town of Newmarket, as required by legislation, must conduct a background study and public process for review to enact a new Development Charges By-law.  

The Town of Newmarket DC Background Study and Draft Development Charges By-law provides information on proposed development fees and charges. 

The public were invited to provide comments on the Development Charges Background Study, May 21, 2019, as outlined in the Notice of Public MeetingThe calculated rates were updated with further review and can be seen here.

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​Further information on Newmarket's development charges can be found in the Town-wide development charges bylaw and in the background study.

Additional details regarding  Residential  and Non-Residential development charges, including the regional and school board charges are available.​

Town-wide fees (with the exception of the Northwest quadrant)

  Residential (per unit)   Rates
Rows and other multiples$18,557.44
Large apartments


Small apartments
  Non-residential (per sq. metre)   Rates

Fees for the Northwest Quadrant Development Charges (see map)

 Residential (per unit)   Rates
Rows and other multiples$17,840.00
Large apartments$13,925.69
Small apartments$11,305.59
 Non-residential (per sq. metre)   Rates
Commercial/industrial $59.30​