Development Cost Charges

Development Cost Charges (DCCs) are fees charged when a Building Permit is issued or a Subdivision is approved for new development. The City of North Vancouver collects three types of DCCs:

  • City DCCs are charged for the purpose of providing funds to assist the City with general road and infrastructure projects and in acquiring parkland.
  • Metro Vancouver DCCs are charged for the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District (GVS & DD) to help finance the cost of various sewerage projects within Metro Vancouver.
  • TransLink DCCs are charged for new developments in the Transportation Service Region to help fund the construction or expansion of projects in TransLink’s Investment Plans.

Schedule of Fees

For the most up to date information, please see the City’s Development Cost Charges Bylaw 8471, or visit and

Where a change of use or expansion of floor area is proposed, DCCs are calculated on a net basis where DCC calculations for a previous use/floor area are credited toward the new use/floor area. The fees payable for all DCC's are outlined in the table below.

- Single-Family Dwelling (at subdivision) $14,749 /Lot
- Townhouse $62.17 /m2
- Apartment $62.17 /m2
Reductions for Residential
- Not-for-Profit Rental 100% (No charges)
Commercial $58.03 /m2
Industrial $38.70 /m2
- Residential Dwelling Unit (up to 3 units) $2,300 /Unit
- Townhouse $2,076 /Unit
- Apartment $1,416 /Unit
Non-Residential $1.20 /sq.ft.
- Single Family Dwelling $2,993 /Unit
- Duplex $2,485 /Unit
- Townhouse Dwelling Unit $2,485 /Unit
- Apartment Dwelling Unit $1,554 /Unit
- Retail/Service $1.26 /sq.ft.
- Office $1.01 /sq.ft.
- Institutional $0.50 /sq.ft.
- Industrial $0.30 /sq.ft.

See City and Metro definitions and conditions for respective eligibility. These are summarized in the handouts for the City of North Vancouver and Metro Vancouver.

Please note that the DCCs for commercial and industrial developments are measured in square metres for the City of North Vancouver, whereas Metro Vancouver and Translink DCCs are measured in square feet.

Payment of applicable DCC fees for a building permit application are due upon building permit issuance. For subdivision, the fee will be assessed as of the date of the Letter of Conditional Approval.

Contact Info

Planning Division
Tel: 604-982-WORK (9675)

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