The Municipality of Clarington is reviewing its building permit fees, within the building by-law, as a requirement under the Building Code Act.
The Municipality is projecting the providing building code services will cost $3,667,600 in 2024.
In accordance with the provisions of the Building Code Act, the Municipality is proposing an increase of 8.99 per cent for building permit fees and inspection fees as of March 1, 2024. This represents an increase from $15.33 to $16.71 per square metre for a single family dwelling.
The Municipality believes that this increase will ensure that building permit revenue covers all direct and indirect costs to the Municipality in delivering these services, based on projected trends and building data. The increase is also projected to contribute to the reserve fund, which would be used to maintain services during an economic downturn.
A public meeting will be held on Monday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. You can join in person or virtually.
To participate virtually, please pre-register by completing the online form at www.clarington.net/delegations, by calling 905-623-3379 ext. 2109 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by February 9, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. You do not need to pre-register as a delegate in order to speak in person.
Written comments can be sent to Brent Rice at email@example.com or to Stacey before the public meeting.