The City of Port Moody's Development Cost Charges (DCCs) help with the cost of urban development and support the demand for infrastructure growth, including:

  • Sewer
  • Water
  • Drainage
  • Roads

If you're developing or building in Port Moody, you must pay these levies at the time of subdivision approval or when your building permit is issued. DCCs apply to certain areas of the city as one-time charges against residential, commercial, industrial and institutional developments. In other areas of the city Development Cost Levies (DCLs) apply (215A and 286 Areas) apply, as shown on the DCC Area Boundary Map.

View DCC Area Boundary Map

We charge DCCs by floor area, or per unit, which are collected for water, drainage, public open space, and highway facilities. Visit Metro Vancouver for their Greater Vancouver Sewer (GVS) & Drainage District (DD) development cost charges.

Highway Facilities
TypeCostDescription

Residential

$1,796

For each self-contained dwelling unit

Commercial

$1,796

For each 214 m2 (2,304 ft2) and portion thereof of gross floor area*

Industrial

$1,796

For each 450 m2 (4,843 ft2) and portion thereof of area of the parcel proposed to be subdivided or built upon*

Water
TypeCostDescription

Residential

$544

For each self-contained dwelling unit

Commercial

$544

For each 214 m2 (2,304 ft2) and portion thereof of gross floor area*

Industrial

$544

For each 450 m2 (4,843 ft2) and portion thereof of area of the parcel proposed to be subdivided or built upon*

Public Open Space
TypeCostDescription

Residential

$1,119

For each self-contained dwelling unit

Drainage
TypeCostDescription

Residential

$201

For each self-contained dwelling unit

Commercial

$201

For each 214 m2 (2,304 ft2) and portion thereof of gross floor area*

Coquitlam School District School Site Acquisition Charge
TypeCostDescription

Low Density Residential (less than 21 units/gross ha.)

$654

For each self-contained dwelling unit

Medium Low Density Residential (21-50 units/gross ha.)

$588

For each self-contained dwelling unit

Medium Density Residential (51-125 units/gross ha.)

$523

For each self-contained dwelling unit

Medium High Density Residential (126-200 units/gross ha.)

$457

For each self-contained dwelling unit

High Density Residential (greater than 200 units/gross ha.)

$392

For each self-contained dwelling unit

We calculate density based on the gross area of the legal parcel size included in the development application. The charge applies in cases where one or more new residential parcel(s) are created through subdivision or where more than three new dwelling units are created on an existing parcel. Certain types of dwelling units are exempt from the School Site Acquisition Charge under section 560 (3) of the Local Government Act and BC School Site Acquisition Charge Regulations 17/00.

DCC bylaw update

With the recent adoption of our new Official Community Plan, the DCC bylaw is set to be reviewed and updated in 2019. Review the recommended draft DCC rates.