Development Charges

2019 Development Charges Review

The City of Mississauga is undertaking its 5-year review of the current Development Charges By-law. The current by-law expires on June 25, 2019.
To learn more about Development Charges and the timeline for the review process, you can view the presentations and reference documents below.

Stakeholder Presentations

Technical Inputs to the 2019 Background Study

Draft asset inventories:

Please note, the inventories listed above only include assets that are eligible to be funded by Development Charges as per the Development Charges Act, 1997.

Draft capital programs for General Services

Please note, the capital programs listed above only include project costs that have a growth-related component and are eligible to be funded by Development Charges as per the Development Charges Act, 1997.

Development Charges are fees the City charges to property developers to help pay for the infrastructure required to support growth. The authority to collect Development Charges is governed by the Provincial Development Charges Act, 1997.

The money collected from Development Charges pays for the portion of the City’s capital costs attributed to more people using City infrastructure as a result of new development. These are also known as ‘growth-related capital costs.’ Examples of capital projects that Development Charges could help fund include:

  • Building a new fire station
  • Constructing underpasses to address increased traffic
  • Purchasing MiWay buses
  • Expanding libraries and community centres

Mississauga’s City Council approves capital projects every year during the annual budget process and has approved the use of Development Charges to fund capital projects that benefit the whole City, not just the area from where they are collected.


Without these charges, the City would have to pay for growth-related capital costs from property taxes or from another source of revenue.


View the current and in force 2014 Development Charges By-law (expires on June 25, 2019 unless repealed by Council at an earlier date).


Review the 2014 Development Charges Background Study, Transportation Background Study, Stormwater Drainage Component.    


Find out more about Development Charges in the City of Mississauga. Read the Development Charges Act, 1997