Development Cost Charges
Development Cost Charges (DCCs) are fees collected from land developers by the City of Delta to offset some of the infrastructure service expenditures incurred from new development. The charges are intended to support development by providing a means to finance capital projects related to roads, drainage, sewers, water and parkland. DCCs are applied as a one-time charge against residential, commercial, industrial, and intensive agricultural developments. They are collected from the developer at the time of subdivision approval or at the time that a building permit is issued.
The City of Delta also collects DCCs on behalf of Metro Vancouver to pay for new sanitary sewer works including trunk lines, pumping stations, and wastewater treatment plant expansion. See Metro Vancouver's DCC website for more information.
Delta Development Cost Charges
Bylaw 7560, 2017
In early 2017, staff undertook a review of Delta’s DCC Program and recommended that a major revision be undertaken. The revision was needed to overhaul the DCC project list so that it is better aligned with future growth projections and reflects current construction costs.
At the October 16, 2017, Regular Council meeting, Delta Development Cost Charges Bylaw No. 7560, 2017 was given first and second reading by Council. The public will be given until November 16, 2017 to provide feedback on the proposed DCC rates. All feedback will be considered before the bylaw is given third reading and submitted to the Province for Statutory Approval by the Inspector of Municipalities.
Delta Council has chosen to continue to provide a 10% municipal assist factor on all DCC projects and rate increases range from 1-6% depending on the land use category - this sends a clear signal that Delta is “open for business”. In addition, Delta will also apply a one year grandfathering period on Delta’s Development Cost Charges Imposition Bylaw 5830, 2000 rates to all subdivision of land applications and building permit applications that have been received before January 1, 2018 and which are completed within one year.
Please review the Delta’s Development Cost Charges Bylaw No. 7560, 2017 Background Report for more information. All public feedback can be submitted to Paula Kolisnek via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly at 604-952-3142.