Development Cost Charges (DCCs) 

The City levies Development Cost Charges (DCC) on development applications, payable by the applicant at time of approval. The File Manager provides the applicant with an estimate of the City’s DCC, as well as the required Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District DCC, Translink DCC, and School Site Acquisition Charges (SSAC).

For more information on DCCs, please refer to:

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 Development Cost Charge Bylaw Amendment Number 5332, 2023 (PDF) with amendments approved on Sept 25, 2023, with an effective date of October 1, 2023

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, 2023.  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 (2022) 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