Development Cost Charges | City of Mission

The City of Mission Development Cost Charge Bylaw 6115-2022 was adopted on June 5, 2023. Prior to Council adopting the bylaw, there was extensive review of the growth estimates and infrastructure projects required, considerable public consultation, and review and approval from the Inspector of Municipalities.

Development Cost Charges (DCCs) are imposed under Bylaw 6115-2022, and are related to capital costs attributable to growth-related projects that are consistent with the Official Community Plan of the City.

DCCs apply to every person who obtains:

  • Approval of a subdivision;
  • A building permit authorizing construction, alteration or extension of a building or structure that is to be used for a commercial, industrial or institutional land use; or
  • A building permit authorizing construction, alteration or extension of a residential building containing more than one dwelling unit, other than a secondary dwelling unit.

As an exception to the above, no development cost charges are required to be paid where:

  • The development does not impose any new capital cost burden on the City; or
  • A development cost charge has previously been paid for the same development unless, as a result of further development or alteration, new capital cost burdens will be imposed on the City; or
  • The building permit authorizes the construction, alteration or extension of a building or part of a building that is, or will be after construction, alteration or extension, be exempt from taxation under sections 220(1)(h) (statutory exemption for places of public worship) or 224(2)(f) (permissive exemptions in relation to places of public worship) of the Community Charter; or
  • The value of the work authorized by a building permit does not exceed $50,000 or any other amount the minister may, by regulation, prescribe; or
  • A building permit authorizes the construction, alteration or extension of self-contained dwelling units where each dwelling unit is no larger than 29 square metres and each dwelling unit is to be put to no other use than the residential use.

Calculation of development cost charges payable in relation to a particular subdivision or building permit application are calculated using Schedule “B” of the DCC bylaw (see link below), and by determining the development, the land use(s), the unit(s) of measure and the applicable charges, as the case may be.

The amount of development cost charges payable in relation to mixed use development is calculated separately for each separate land use that is included in the subdivision or building permit application, and is equal to the sum of development cost charges payable for each land use.

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