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Ontario: New fees and fee increases

The government of Ontario announced the following new fees and fee increases that came into effect on January 1, 2017:

Ministry of the Attorney General

The Assessment Review Board will increase its appeal filing fees:

  • The residential assessment appeal fee is changing from $75 to $125 per roll number. A $10 discount still applies to e-filed appeals
  • The non-residential assessment appeal fee is changing from $150 to $300 per roll number. A $10 discount still applies to e-filed appeals.
  • Assessment Review Board filing fees have not changed for 10 years, despite rising operating and administrative costs.

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Through a regulation under the Environmental Protection Act, the Hazardous Waste Fee will increase from $20 to $30 per tonne as of January 1, 2017. The fee increase moves the program closer towards full cost recovery.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Fee changes under the Planning Act and related legislation effective January 1, 2017 are the result of the ministry’s Planning Fees Review and move towards the full cost involved in processing Planning Act applications, and include:

  • The fee for a land severance (consent) application increases to $800 from $720
  • In Northern Ontario, the fee for a plan of subdivision or condominium increases to $3,650+$100 per lot/block over 40 lots/blocks, from $3,300+$100 per lot/block over 40 lots/blocks
  • The fee for a Minister’s Zoning Order Amendment application in Northern Ontario increases to $2,000 from $1,500, and in Southern Ontario to $7,800 from $5,000
  • The fee for a Parkway Belt West Plan Amendment application increases to $6,150 from $4,000
  • A new fee for non-exempt official plan amendment submissions. In Northern Ontario, the fee will be $3,700, and in Southern Ontario, the fee will be $12,000.
  • Under the Line Fences Act, the fee to file an appeal increases to $317 from $311. This fee changes every January 1 based on inflation as defined by the Consumer Price Index for Ontario.

Under the Building Code Act, a number of fees also change every January 1 based on inflation:

  • The Building Code Commission application fee will increase to $181 from $177
  • The Minister’s Ruling application fee will increase to $595 from $582

The Building Code registration application fees will increase as follows:

– Building official, independent designer and sewage system installer registration or renewal — to $109 from $107

– Design firm registration — to $173 from $169

– Design firm renewal — to $131 from $128

– Design firm update class of registration — to $37 from $36

– Registered Code Agency registration — to $412 from $404

– Registered Code Agency renewal — to $304 from $297

  • Registered Code Agency update class of registration — to $70 from $67.

On January 1, 2017, the Building Materials Evaluation Commission application fee will increase to $9,000 from $7,000. The Building Materials Evaluation Commission application fee structure is set out in Section 2.3 of Division C of the Building Code. This increase is intended to move towards cost-recoverable service delivery while balancing the need to continue encouraging innovative product use in Ontario.

Ministry of Transportation

The regulated reinstatement fee and administrative monetary penalty for a driver’s licence that has been suspended will increase from $180 to $198 on January 1, 2017. The increase is the result of a review of the current fee/penalty amounts that found an increase is necessary to recover the administrative costs associated with driver’s licence suspension directly from suspended drivers rather than from all Ontario taxpayers. Drivers suspended on or after January 1, 2017 will be subject to the new fee/penalty.

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24 comments

  1. Remember this in the next provincial and federal election. Let’s rid ourselves of these thieves forever!

  2. She really kicked Ontario in the balls or uterus

  3. Keep voting that crooked butch in and see what you get

  4. Alberta sends sympathies to Ontario we can only hope they won’t find to many more things to tax

  5. Where Is Donald Trump When We Need Him???

  6. does this woman ever stop??? they best not vote themselves raises

  7. Our PM makes BILLIONS IN CASH GIFTS to foreign countries. But there’s never anything for his people.
    Canadians must do more he says.

  8. How much are seniors pensions go up to cover all this sh……t?

  9. Ontario. The worst Canada has to offer. And that is saying alot.

  10. Fees and Levies hey. Because these governments don’t have the nuts to call it exactly what it is, another “TAX”

  11. Yea Libs and NDP time to tale them to the wood shed

  12. So besides the carbon tax Wynne and Trudupe are raising fees.

  13. Stop sending foreign aid !!

  14. This is why I am not too enthusiastic to celebrate the New Year each year, it is just an excuse for governments to pick the pockets of regular folks every January 1st.

  15. Robert Bressette

    I think the liberal government should be put in jail for tax fraud against the canadian tax payers

  16. The Carbon tax on top of this too, it’s just too dam expensive to do anything including living now in Ontario, way to go Wynne!!!

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