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Bylaw No. 1920-2010

Development Application and Service Fee Bylaw, 2010

Consolidated and printed by authority of the Corporate Officer under section 139 of the Community Charter. Includes amendment bylaws 2517-2016, 2545-2016, and 2902-2019. Last amended December 2, 2019

Contents
 1 Citation
 2 Administrative fees
 3 Agricultural Land Commission
 4 Board of Variance
 5 Development application fees
 6 Bylaw amendment application fees
 7 Subdivision application fees
 8 Second dwelling application fees
 9 Repeal
Schedule "A"
Schedule "B"
Schedule "C"
Schedule "D"
Schedule "E"
Schedule "F"
Schedule "G"
Schedule "H"

The Council of the City of Abbotsford, in open meeting assembled, ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:

Citation

1   Bylaw No. 1920-2010 may be cited as "Development Application and Service Fee Bylaw, 2010".

Administrative fees

2   Every applicant for an administrative service application shall, at the time of such application, pay the applicable fee prescribed in Schedule "A" of this bylaw.

B/L 2517-2016

Agricultural Land Commission

3   Every applicant for approval of an Agricultural Land Commission application shall, at the time of such application, pay the applicable fee prescribed in Schedule "B" of this bylaw.

Board of Variance

4   Every applicant that files a notice of appeal under Bylaw No. 1667-2007, cited as Board of Variance Bylaw, 2007, shall, at the time of such filing, pay the fee prescribed in Schedule "C" of this bylaw.

Development application fees

5   (a) Every applicant for a permit under the City's Development Application Procedures Bylaw, 2016, shall at the time of such application, pay the applicable fee prescribed in Schedule "D" of this bylaw.

(b) Where a permit includes a requirement to undertake landscaping or other works as a condition of the issue of the permit, the applicant shall pay an inspection fee, as prescribed in Schedule "E", to cover the City's cost to determine whether the landscaping of other works requirements of the permit are satisfied.

B/L 2517-2016

Bylaw amendment application fees

6   Every applicant for a bylaw amendment application under the City's Development Application Procedures Bylaw, 2016, shall, at the time of such application, pay the applicable fee prescribed in Schedule "F" of this bylaw.

B/L 2517-2016

Subdivision application fees

7   Every applicant for approval of a subdivision, including a subdivision application under the Land Title Act, Bare Land Strata Regulations of the Strata Property Act, a phased strata development, or a strata conversion, shall, at the time of such application, pay the applicable fee prescribed in Schedule "G" of this bylaw.

Second dwelling application fees

8   Every person making a second dwelling application shall, at the time pay the applicable fee prescribed in Schedule "H" of this bylaw.

B/L 2517-2016

Repeal

9   Bylaw No. 1353-2004, cited as "Development Services Application and Service Fee Bylaw, 2004", and all of its amendments, are hereby repealed.

READ A FIRST TIME on January 11, 2010 READ A SECOND TIME on January 11, 2010 READ A THIRD TIME on January 11, 2010 ADOPTED on January 25, 2010

Schedule "A"

Administrative Fees

B/L 2517-2016, B/L 2902-2019

Column 1: Type of Administrative Service

Column 2: Fee ($)

   

General Services

 

Administrative Change to Development Application

300

Cellular Tower Application

600

City Initiated Development Applications

No Fee

Environmental Site Profile, if required to be sent to the Ministry of Environment

100

Site Surveys

30

   

Housing Agreements

 

Housing Agreement, Supportive Recovery (maximum 10 residents)

1,000

Housing Agreement, Emergency Shelter

1,000

Housing Agreement, Seniors Housing

1,000

Housing Agreement, Other

1,000

   

Land Use Information Letters

 

Single family and Agricultural (per property)

130

Other, per property

350

Building Permits and licenses Information, per property

40

   

Legal Agreements Processing

 

Development Agreement Preparation and Registration

5001

Legal Agreement Preparation and Registration

5001

Discharge Registered Legal Agreement

200

   

Liquor Licenses

 

Food Primary License, Amendment - Extension of liquor service hours past midnight, or for patron participation entertainment

1,2002

Liquor Primary License, Amendment - change to existing license, increased seating capacity, patio endorsement, hours of operation

1,2002

Liquor Primary License, New - includes transfer of a license, preliminary report to Council (exclusive of rezoning)

1,2002

Liquor License Occupant Load Determination for existing buildings

260

Liquor Endorsements, New or Amendment

1,2002

   

Provincial Non-Medical Cannabis Retail License Applications

Provincial Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Licence Application, New or Amendment (moving location of establishment)

7,500

Provincial Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Licence Application, Amendment (other than moving location of establishment)

1,200

   

Registered Document Retrievals

 

Corporate Searches, per search

20

Property Land Title Search, per property

25

Land Title Office Documents, per document

25

   

Registered Legal Document Appeals

 

Legal Document Appeal, where the original agreement was authorized by Council (one document review on one property)

800

Legal Document Appeal, where the original agreement was authorized by the Director or Approving Officer (one document review on one property)

500

Cost per each additional legal document appeal on same property or on a contiguous property made under the same application.

150 (or a maximum fee of 2000)

1$500 is the base fee only for legal document preparation and registration. In cases where solicitor fees exceed $500, the applicant is responsible for the costs and will be invoiced accordingly.

2 Liquor License reports are exclusive of rezoning or OCP amendment requirements and costs.

Schedule "B"

Agricultural Land Commission Applications

B/L 2517-2016, B/L 2545-2016

Column 1: Agricultural Land Commission Application Type

Column 2: Fee ($)

   

Exclusion

1,5003

Subdivision or Use within the ALR

1,5004

Inclusion

No Fee

3 $1,200 ALC portion refunded if not forwarded to the ALC.

4 $1,200 ALC portion refunded if not forwarded to the ALC.

Schedule "C"

Board of Variance Application Fees

B/L 2517-2016

Column 1: Board of Variance

Column 2: Fee ($)

   

Application Fee

400

Schedule "D"

Permit Application Fees

B/L 2517-2016

Column 1: Permit Application Type

Column 2: Fee ($)

 

Development Variance Permit

 

All zones - cost per one variance on one property; except where construction was initiated without a valid Building Permit issued by the City

1,2205

All zones - cost per one variance on one property where construction was initiated without a valid Building Permit issued by the City

1,8205

All zones - cost per each additional property with proposed variance(s) under the same application as the initial variance application

150

   

Environmental Development Permit

 

Environmental Development Permit, Tree Felling Only

1,0306

Environmental Development Permit, Except Tree Felling Only Permits

1,300 + 0.017 per m2 to a maximum of 3,5006

   

Form and Character Development Permit

 

Commercial and Mixed Use

2,000 + 0.23 per m2 of floor area proposed6

Facade Upgrade Only

10306

Industrial

1,300 + 0.25 per m2 of floor area proposed6

Multi-family, except Townhouse

2,000 + 0.12 per m2 of floor area proposed6

Townhouse

1,700 + 25 per unit proposed6

Form and Character Development Permit with Environmental Development Permit

1,300 + Form and Character Fee6

   

Heritage Alteration Permit

 

Heritage Alteration Permit Application

1,3006

Heritage Alteration Permit, Minor Amendment

1,3006

   

Protection of Agriculture Development Permit

 

Protection of Agriculture Development Permit

1,3006

Protection of Agriculture Development Permit with Form and Character or Environmental Development Permit

Form and Character DP Fee or Environmental DP Fee6

   

Temporary Use Permits

 

Temporary Use Permit, Commercial or Industrial

2,0006

Temporary Use Permit Renewal

1,000

5 $420 (Council Hearing Fee) refunded if application has been introduced to Council but is not approved to proceed to a Council Hearing.

6 50% of total application fee refunded if the applicant withdraws the application following the issuance of First Review Letter.

Schedule "E"

Permit Inspection Fees

B/L 2517-2016

Column 1: Type of Permit Works

Column 2: Fee ($)

   

Installation of landscaping for Form and Character Development Permit and Heritage Alteration Permit

2% of the total security deposit to a maximum of 2,5001

Alteration, addition or construction of a building or structure for a Heritage Alteration Permit

5% of the total security deposit to a maximum of 2,5001

Installation of landscaping for a Protection of Agriculture Development Permit

2% of the total security deposit to a maximum of 2,5001

Completion of works for an Environmental Development Permit

5% of total security deposit1

Completion of works for a Temporary Use Permit

2%1

1 Security deposit determined in accordance with the Development Application Procedures Bylaw, 2016.

Schedule "F"

Bylaw Amendment Application Fees

B/L 2517-2016

Column 1: Bylaw Amendment Application Type

Column 2: Fee ($)

 

Official Community Plan Amendments

 

All Categories

2,3001,2

Official Community Plan Amendment with Zoning Bylaw Amendment

1,410 + Zoning Amendment Fee1,3

   

Zoning Bylaw Amendments

 

All Agricultural Zones

2,0901,4

All RR, CR, SR, RS Zones

2,790 + 0.02 per m2 1,4

All RM Zones with a density of 60 units per ha or less, & RH1

2,790 + 25 per unit proposed1,4

All RM and RH Zones, except as otherwise noted

2,790 + 0.20 per m2 of floor area proposed1,4

All Commercial Zones

2,790+ 0.30 per m2 of site area1,4

All Industrial Zones

2,790 + 0.15 per m2 of site area1,4

All Institutional Zones

2,7901,4

All Comprehensive Development Zones

3,590 + 25 per residential unit proposed + 0.20/m2 of non residential floor area proposed1,4

Text Amendments to Zoning Bylaw

2,7901,4

   

Land Use Contract Amendments

 

One- or Two-unit Residential (dealing with Use or Density)

2,790 + 0.02 per m2 of site area1,4

Multi-unit Residential (dealing with Use or Density)

2,790 + 25 per units proposed1,4

Commercial (dealing with Use or Density)

2,790 + 0.30 per m2 of site area1,4

Industrial (dealing with Use or Density)

2,790 + 0.15 per m2 of site area1,4

Secondary Suite (dealing with Use or Density)

2,7401,4

Land Use Contract Discharge

9501,4

   

New Public Hearings

 

New Public Hearing Fee, rezoning or LUC amendment

890

New Public Hearing Fee, OCP amendment

900

New Public Hearing Fee, joint OCP and rezoning or LUC amendment

950

1 50% of total application fee refunded where the applicant withdraws the application following the issuance of First Review Letter.

2 $900 Public Hearing Fee refunded if bylaw does not receive 1st reading.

3 $950 Public Hearing Fee refunded if bylaws do not receive 1st reading.

4 $890 Public Hearing Fee refunded if bylaw does not receive 1st reading.

Schedule "G"

Subdivision Application Fees

B/L 2517-2016

Column 1: Subdivision Application Type

Column 2: Fees ($)

   

Airspace Strata Approval

2,500

Boundary realignment in ALR

1,000

Consolidation and minor lot line adjustments outside of ALR

1,500

Final Plan Examination or Plan Resigning

250

Form P Amendment Approval

200

Form P Approval

600

Leasehold

500

Phased Strata Plan Approval

200

Preliminary Letter of Approval Extension fee

370

Standard and Bareland Strata Subdivision

1,650 + 75 for each proposed lot

Strata Conversion of three units or less

900

Strata Conversion of four units or more

1,700

Strata Plan Amendment

100

Schedule "H"

Second Dwelling Applictions

B/L 2517-2016

Column 1: Second Dwelling Application Type

Column 2: Fee ($)

   

Accessory Family Residential Use

60012

Accessory Full-time Employee Residential Use

600

Accessory Part-Time Employee Residential Use

600

Accessory Seasonal Employee Residential Use

860

Replacement of Dwellings

50013

12 $5000 letter of credit is required to be submitted to the City prior to final approval of second dwelling and prior to submission of a BP application. $5000 letter of credit released if the second dwelling is removed from the property in accordance with the terms of the covenant

13 $10,000 letter of credit is required to be submitted to the City prior to the issuance of the building permit for a replacement dwelling. Applicable Building Permit Application Fees apply. $10,000 letter of credit released if the terms of the covenant are satisfied. Note: no refunds of fees are authorized subsequent to application approval being granted, if the applicant does not construct or install the second dwelling.