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 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 2022 Annual Development Cost Charges (DCC) Report.pdf [PDF - 504 KB]


May 29, 2015: Public Information Session on DCC Bylaw Update


For more information, please contact the City of Courtenay Development Services Department at 250-334-4441 or email