Certain types of Development in the Municipality of Meaford may require the payment of Development Charges. You may be required to pay Development Charges for land development or redevelopment projects if you plan to:

  • Construct a new building
  • Make an addition or alteration to an existing building that increases the number of residential units or the non-residential gross floor area
  • Redevelop a property or make interior alterations that result in a change of use to all or part of a building

You may also need to pay Development Charges for the County of Grey. County Development Charges will only apply to new residential development.

Development Charges Review

The Development Charges Act, 1997 requires a municipality to review and update their Development Charges that fund development-related projects every five years. This ensures alignment of development charges with current growth projects and development-related capital plans in a municipality. Part of this process includes updating the by-law to reflect any provincial policy changes or regulations that would take precedence.

On February 22, 2021 the Municipality of Meaford passed By-law 2021-13 to impose development charges against land in the Municipality of Meaford. The charges in this by-law will apply to all new residential and non-residential development, subject to certain terms, conditions, and limited exemptions as identified therein.


Any person or organization may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) under section 14 of the Act, in respect of the Development Charges By-Law, by filing with the Clerk of the Municipality of Meaford on or before Friday, April 1, 2021, a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the By-law and the reasons supporting the objection. Appeals filed with the Office of the Clerk 21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford, ON N4L 1A1, will be accepted on or before Friday, April 1, 2021. A processing fee is payable to the Municipality of Meaford’s Office with the appeal application. The appellant is advised to contact LPAT to access the required forms and applicable Provincial fees.


If you have a questions or would like more information on Development Charges, please contact  info@meaford.ca


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