Development Cost Charges

Updated September 16, 2022

What are Development Cost Charges?

Development Cost Charges (DCCs) are monies that are collected from land developers by a municipality, to assist in financing the cost of upgrading or providing infrastructure services to support the new development. Imposed by bylaw pursuant to the Local Government Act, the charges are intended to facilitate development by providing a method to finance capital projects related to roads, drainage, sewers, water and parkland.

What Development Cost Charges does the District of Sooke collect?

The District of Sooke currently has Bylaw 202, Development Cost Charge Imposition Bylaw in place in order to allow the District to collect DCCs to help fund road and wastewater infrastructure that benefits future growth in the community.

The District also collects DCCs on behalf of the Capital Regional District (Juan de Fuca Water Distribution DCC).

When are DCCs collected?

  • Subdivision – at final approval
  • Building Permit – prior to building permit issuance for townhouse, apartment, manufactured home or commercial projects (as defined in Bylaw No. 202)

Are there any other charges I should be aware of?

While not technically a Development Cost Charge, the District also collects School Site Acquisition Charges on behalf of School District #62.

Where can I find out more information?

DCC Information Brochure, click to enlarge