Development charges are one-time fees levied by the Township on new residential and non-residential properties to help pay for a portion of the growth-related capital infrastructure requirements. Development charges are determined and accounted for by type of service component. Growth-related spending authority is approved annually as part of the Township's budgeting process with only those capital projects included in the current Development Charges Background Study being eligible for funding.
The Springwater Development Charge By-law applies Township-wide charges on new residential development or redevelopment to help finance the growth-related cost of municipal services.
These Township-wide services include:
Fire & Protection
Park Development and Facilities; and
Public Works and Fleet.
In addition, the By-law includes Area Specific development charges for the following:
Elmvale Water and Wastewater
Hillsdale Water and Secondary Plan Study
Anten Mills Water
Centre Vespra Water
The Area Specific Development Charges apply only to the settlement areas as identified in Appendix D of the Township’s Current Development Charge Background Study.
Development Charges Information Guide - January 2017
Development Charges - Effective January 1, 2017
Development Charges - Effective January 1, 2016
Development Charges - Breakdown 2016
Development Charges - Effective January 1, 2015
Development Charges By-law 2014-003
Development Charges Background Study - December 23, 2013
County and Education Development Charges
In addition to the Township Development Charges, the County of Simcoe, the Simcoe County Board of Education and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board have enacted Development Charges which apply to all residential and non-residential properties within the Township of Springwater.
County of Simcoe Development Charges Rate - Effective July 1, 2016
County of Simcoe Development Charges Rate - Effective January 1, 2017
Simcoe County District School Board - Education Development Charges
Accessible formats of documents are available upon request. Please contact the Clerk’s Office.