Off-Site Levies Reports
Off-site levies are used to pay for new infrastructure or the expansion of existing infrastructure required because of development. An off-site levy is a charge imposed by a municipality and collected from a developer as a condition of development or subdivision. The Municipal Government Act (MGA) authorizes what off-site levies can be collected for and these charges are authorized by Council through the adoption of the Offsite-Levy bylaw.
Off-Site Levy bylaw
The off-site levy rates are reviewed and adjusted on an annual basis to reflect updated construction costs, interest and carry costs, and the amount of developable land. These reviews ensure that the Off-Site Levy bylaw remains up-to-date with master plans and policies.
Off-Site Levy updates
For the 2022 off-site levy update, the City is looking to include more leviable items such as recreation, fire and library infrastructure. The inclusion of these items is in alignment with MGA requirements. A report from June 2022 outlines the Off-Site levy rates review and the proposed rates to come into affect with the new bylaw. There will be public engagement regarding these proposed rates during the summer months and the first reading is tentatively scheduled for August 22, 2022 or later.
Each year the City of Spruce Grove administration reviews the offsite levy rates and projects to ensure they are relevant to the City and developers. This review must be reported annually as per section 648.4 of the Municipal Government Act and include the off-site levies imposed and collected by the City in the previous year.
*The 2021 annual report was not completed due to COVID and lack of development during that year.
Have more questions?
Feel free to email your questions about off-site levies to our Municipal Engineer.