2015 Development Cost Charges (DCC) Update

The City of Coquitlam is undertaking a review and update of its Development Cost Charges (DCC) program, which was last updated in 2012. DCCs help pay for transportation, water, sewer, drainage, parkland acquisition and certain park development costs that are necessary to service future community growth. The DCC program has been prepared following provincial legislation and best practices developed by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. The City has developed the proposed DCC Bylaw and corresponding Background Report, which requires review and approval by the Ministry before it can be adopted by City Council. In addition to these materials, the City is consulting with key stakeholders and the community in October, prior to Council consideration of the DCC Bylaw in November.


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is a Development Cost Charge?

  • Who pays DCCs?

  • What kind of projects do DCCs fund?

  • What are DCCs not used for?

  • Why is Coquitlam updating its DCC program?

  • How are DCC projects and growth projections determined?

  • How are DCCs calculated?

Planning & Development Department

Phone: 604-927-3430
Fax: 604-927-3405
Email: planninganddevelopment@coquitlam.ca