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Development Cost Charges (DCCs)

The City of Surrey has had Development Cost Charges since 1978. These Development Cost Charges (DCCs) are updated every few years to reflect current costs and growth trends.

DCCs are used to fund the costs to provide road, drainage, water and sewer services for the projected growth in population that's expected to occur within the next 10 years, as outlined in the 10-Year Servicing Plan.

Development Cost Charge Bylaw

The City's current Development Cost Charge Bylaw No. 19478 came into effect on May 16, 2018. This Bylaw represents the final phase of a three-phase program to increase DCC rates, which now include the following updates:

  • Adjustments of the Parkland municipal assist factor (MAF) from 3% to 1%.
  • Revisions to the value of parkland acquisition program to reflect market changes.
  • Additions in infrastructure to support development in recently completed NCPs such as West Clayton.
  • Additions in infrastructure to support development along and adjacent to rapid transit corridors.

In-stream applications will have one year to complete from final reading of the Bylaw in order to qualify for current DCC rates.

Development Cost Charge Reports

As part of the DCC process, and as required by Section 937.01 of the Local Government Act, the City of Surrey is required to complete a DCC Report for each year. The City’s 2013 Development Cost Charge Report, provided as an example, summarizes the following:

  • City of Surrey’s DCC Program
  • 2013 DCC Financial Transactions
  • 2013 DCC Program
  • DCC Waivers and Reductions
  • Municipal Assist Factor Contributions
  • Inter-Fund Transfers
  • 2014 DCC Program


Learn more about Development Cost Charges.

Contact Jeff Arason at or 604-591-4367 with any questions or comments on DCCs in Surrey.