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COV hikes rezoning, development & building permits 55%...adding more to the cost of housing.

Vancouver seeks steep permitting fee increases

Matt Robinson

Updated: July 23, 2018


City of Vancouver staff want to significantly hike the fees they charge for rezoning, development and building permits.

The increases would range from 12 per cent to a whopping 55 per cent starting Jan. 1, 2019. The extra $7.9 million the fee hikes would rake in would help recover city costs to process permit applications, according to a staff report headed to council on Tuesday.

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