Development Cost Charge Update

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The City of Coquitlam reviews and updates it Development Cost Charges (DCCs) every few years to reflect current costs and growth trends. Development Cost Charge Bylaw No. 4950, 2019 came into effect on July 2, 2019.  Development Cost Charges (DCC’s) will help pay for transportation, water, sewer, drainage, park acquisition and some park development projects which are necessary to service the community due to growth. The following information provides information on DCC’s and answers a number of frequently asked questions:

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is a development cost charge?

  • Who pays DCCs?

  • What kind of projects are DCCs used to fund?

  • What are DCCs not used for?

  • Why are DCCs proposed to be changed?

  • How are DCC projects and growth projections determined?

  • How are DCCs calculated?

  • What are the proposed DCC rates?

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