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Development Cost Charges (DCCs)

The City of Surrey has had Development Cost Charges since 1978. These Development Cost Charges (DCCs) are updated every few years to reflect current costs and growth trends.

DCCs are used to fund the costs to provide road, drainage, water and sewer services for the projected growth in population that's expected to occur within the next 10 years, as outlined in the 10-Year Servicing Plan.

Development Cost Charge Bylaw

The City's current DCC Bylaw No. 19107 came into effect upon adoption on May 16, 2017. This Bylaw represented the second phase of a three phase program to increase DCC rates.

The City Wide DCC rates for zones and land uses and the area specific rates for the Highway 99 Corridor and Campbell Heights are provided in Schedule 'B' of the Bylaw. Additional area specific DCC rates for West Clayton and the City Centre are provided in Schedule ‘C’ and ‘D’ of the bylaw, respectively. Area specific DCC rates for Anniedale-Tynehead is provided in Schedule ‘E’.

The City is now preparing to implement the third phase of a three-phase program to increase DCC rates. This rate adjustment as part of this phase is related to:

  • An Adjustment of the Parkland municipal assist factor (MAF) from 3% to 1%.  Utilities MAF remain at 10%, Transportation MAF remains at 5%;
  • Revisions to the value of parkland acquisition program to reflect market changes;
  • Additions in infrastructure to support development in recently completed NCPs; and
  • Additions in infrastructure to support development along and adjacent to SNG LRT corridor.

A comparison of the DCC rates after Phase 1 (2016), Phase 2 (2017) and what is being proposed for Phase 3 (2018) is provided below:

Land Use


(Phase 1)

2017 (Current)

(Phase 2)

2018 (Proposed)

(Phase 3)


(Y2 to Y3)


(based on 1,550 sq.ft.)






(based on 950 sq.ft.)





RM45/70 in the City Centre

– Includes SPA

(based on 850 sq.ft.)






(based on 700 sq.ft.)





RM135/150 in the City Centre

– Includes SPA

(based on 700 sq.ft.)





RF, RF-13










Commercial, ground floor

(per sq.ft. of BA)





Commercial, ground floor

In the City Centre

– Includes SPA

(per sq.ft. of BA)





Industrial (per acre)





A complete summary of the proposed rates is available in our Draft 2018 DCC Rates table.

In stream applications will have 1-year to complete from final reading of Bylaw in order to qualify for current DCC rates. The proposed effective date of the new DCC Bylaw is May 16, 2018.

Development Cost Charge Report

As part of the DCC process, and as required by Section 937.01 of the Local Government Act, the City of Surrey is required to complete a DCC Report for each year. The City’s 2013 Development Cost Charge Report summarizes the following:

  1. City of Surrey’s DCC Program
  2. 2013 DCC Financial Transactions
  3. 2013 DCC Program
  4. DCC Waivers and Reductions
  5. Municipal Assist Factor Contributions
  6. Inter-Fund Transfers
  7. 2014 DCC Program


Contact Jeff Arason by email at or by phone at 604-591-4367 with any questions or comments on DCCs in Surrey.

10 Year Servicing Plan

10-Year Servicing Plan

Review the Servicing Plan for transportation, drainage, water, and sewer over the next 10 years.