The following fees may be payable at the time of entering into an agreement.

Inspection Fees

Inspection fees are to be paid to the City for reviewing engineering drawings and inspecting various municipal improvements. The current rate for residential developments is $4,762/hectare (2020) plus GST with a minimum value of 3.0 hectares.

Permanent Area Contributions and Expansion Assessments

Permanent area contributions (PACs) are payments for storm and sanitary trunk sewers, storm water management facilities, and other cost-sharable drainage improvements within predefined drainage basins (land areas). They are based on the area of development or subdivision.

For a detailed explanation of how PACs are calculated and determined, see Permanent Area Contributions.

An expansion assessment charge will be applied to all new land developments that did not have an approved neighbourhood structure plan on January 1, 1998, that identified a downstream receiving system. For more information on how expansion assessments are calculated, see Expansion Assessments.

For further information, please contact:

  • Cost Assessment Technologist at 780-496-5575 (residential)
  • Cost Assessment Technologist at 780-496-5665 (commercial/industrial)

Arterial Roadway Assessments

Arterial Roadway Assessments (ARAs) are collected as a condition of a subdivision or development permit. They establish how developers will share the costs of arterial roadway infrastructure.

In the event that Arterial Roadway Assessments apply, an administrative fee of $2,159, plus GST, will also be collected.       

For more information about ARAs and how they are calculated and determined, visit Arterial Roadway Assessments.

Show Home Agreement Fee

A fee of $1,104 plus GST is to be paid to the City as part of an application for a Show Home Agreement.