Development Cost Charges (DCCs) 

Development Cost Charges (DCCs) 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 City of Coquitlam reviews and updates its DCCs every few years to reflect current costs and growth trends. 

The City’s current Development Cost Charge Bylaw Number 5222, 2022 was approved by Council on July 4, 2022, with an effective date of October 1, 2022.

The following page provides information on DCCs and answers to a number of frequently  asked questions. Please refer to the Guidelines for External Parties document below for additional information.

In-Stream Protection

The City’s current DCC rates came into effect on October 1, 2022.  However, legislation provides protection to in-stream:

  • Building permit applications
  • Precursor applications (re-zoning and DP)
  • Subdivision applications

In order to qualify for in-stream protection under the previous (2019) rates, applications must have been submitted to the City prior to the effective date of the new DCC bylaw and:

  • Building permits/subdivision must be granted within one year of the effective date; or
  • Re-zoning and DP applications must result in building permit issuance within one year of the effective date