City of Hamilton proposes 1,000% application fee increase!!!! WHAT?

https://www.hamiltonnews.com/news-story/9133900-hamilton-proposes-planning-fee-hikes-that-will-impact-development-community-say-councillors/

 

City of Hamilton staff have proposed a staggering 1,000% price increase in their planning application fees.

I question this (as well as other larger municipalities….)   The Municipal Act only permits municipalities to charge actual cost of the application processing.

They are not allowed to make a profit on applications, or help pay for other unrelated services.

 

Regardless, of the actual increase (once vetted through Council), there will be a cost increase.

If you have pending development plans, you should act on them now, and avoid any unnecessary cost increases.

 

Best Regards,

Urban in Mind.