Development Cost Charges

Development Cost Charges (DCCs) are a one-time charge levied to a property for the purpose of providing funds that assist the City to pay capital costs of providing, constructing, altering or expanding sewage, drainage and highway facilities to service, directly or indirectly, the development for which the charge is being imposed.

DCCs are charged at the subdivision stage when creating new single family lots. DCCs are charged at the building permit stage for any other development type. Applicants should be aware of the DCCs as part of the review of their development plans.

DCCs collected by the City of Vernon include municipal DCCs and regional DCCs.

Development Cost Charges Summary Table

Municipal DCCs

Municipal DCCs help pay for transportation, sanitary collection, sanitary treatment, sanitary disposal and storm water.

The City has passed a progressive DCC Bylaw which directs growth toward the City Centre and established neighbourhoods by incentivizing development in those areas.

City of Vernon Development Cost Charge Bylaw Number No. 5233, 2009

City of Vernon Parks Development Cost Charges Bylaw No. 5680, 2018

Regional DCCs

The City of Vernon also collects DCCs for the North Okanagan Regional District for the concept of Water and Parks & Open Space.

Regional Water DCCs - RDNO Greater Vernon Utility Water Development Cost Charge Bylaw No, 1983, 2004

Greater Vernon Trails and Natural Space DCC Bylaw No. 2789, 2018

Supplementary Information