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RDEK changing fee structure and scheduling for development application fees

The Regional District of East Kootenay is changing its fee schedule, starting on Jan. 1, which will affect most development application fees.

There will also be some services that were previously offered at no charge that will see new fees applied.

“The new fee structure was determined after in-depth consideration of the current direct costs to process applications such as staff time and the price of advertising. The RDEK’s Planning Service operates on a fee-for-service model and as a result, we have had to raise fees on most of our applications,” explains RDEK Planning Supervisor Karen MacLeod.

“Our fee schedule had not been reviewed since 2012 and the costs associated with of processing applications has, in some cases, increased substantially. Where possible the increase has been kept to a minimum.”

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Applications affected by the changes will include Zoning Bylaw and Official Community Plan amendments, Temporary Use Permits, Development Permits, subdivision applications, and Development Variance Permits.

All applications that are submitted by Dec. 31, 2022, will be charged the 2022 fee rate.

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