Open Data Catalogue

Development Cost Levy (DCL) areas

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Community Services

Data currency comments

The extract for this dataset is updated weekly. There may be no change in data content from one week to the next because there is no change in source data. Priorities and resources will also determine how fast a change in reality is reflected in the database. Development decisions should be based on the City’s current Bylaws.

Data set description

Development Cost Levies (DCLs) are fees collected from new development requiring a Building Permit. DCLs help pay for new infrastructure and facilities (e.g., parks, daycare, housing, engineering works) needed to service new development. There are eight DCL By-law districts including a Vancouver DCL By-law which applies to the entire city. Excluded from the Vancouver DCL area are seven area-specific DCL by-law areas as well as eight other areas from which the City has secured public benefits. For more information on DCLs see Information Bulletin No. 1 pdf

Data accuracy comments

This data has not been entered with survey accuracy.


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Coordinate system

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