Development Cost Charges
What are Development Cost Charges?
Development Cost Charges (DCCs) are collected by the City of Courtenay to aid with the costs associated with upgrading, maintaining and installing sanitary sewage, water, drainage and highway infrastructure as well as to provide funds for the acquisition of park land related to municipal growth.
The City of Courtenay also collects the DCCs charged by the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). These charges are calculated alongside the City of Courtenay fees are are payable to the City of Courtenay at subdivision stage or at the time of building permit issuance.
For more information, including fees, review the following documents:
- Development Cost Charges Bylaw No. 2840, 2016 [PDF - 36 KB]
- Development Cost Charges FAQ [PDF - 673 KB]
- CVRD Bylaw No. 571 Water Supply DCCs [PDF - 409 KB]
- CVRD Bylaw No. 572 Sewerage System DCCs [PDF - 353 KB]
Development Cost Charges Report
Local governments are authorized to collect DCCs under the Local Government Act, and as outlined in Part 14, Division 19, Section 569.
The City’s 2020 Development Cost Charges Report [PDF - 992 KB] summarizes the following:
- 2019 year end DCC Reserve Account Balance
- 2020 DCC Contributions
- 2020 DCC Expenditures
- 2020 Year end DCC Reserve Account Balance
For more information, please contact the City of Courtenay Development Services Department at 250-334-4441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.