Cost of Doing Business

Relocate to North Bay and experience competitive operating advantages. The North Bay City Council has reduced Industrial taxes by 66% to one of the lowest levels in Ontario and eliminated Industrial Development charges. They also introduced a 20 year Commercial Tax reduction program that is stimulating strong sector growth. This supports our strategy of providing a very competitive operating cost environment. 

Development Charges

The purpose of Development Charges is to recover costs incurred as a result of new development by providing a mechanism for collecting funds for growth related capital costs. By passing a By-law under the Development Charges Act, the Municipality may impose a Development Charge for new development.

Industrial development charges have been eliminated by North Bay's pro-active business City Council and a 20 year commercial tax reduction strategy has been implemented.

For more information and rates, please review the Development Charges section of the City of North Bay’s website. 

Business Development Process

To expedite the development process, the City of North Bay has created the Development Application Review Team (DART). The DART meets bi-weekly to reviewof all development applications, including Site Plan Control Agreements, Committee of Adjustment Applications, Official Plan Amendments, Rezoning, Subdivision and Condominium Applications in a planned and coordinated approach. The Committee also meets with applicants, as necessary, to review new proposals and to receive clarification on and discuss development applications.

DART is made up of representatives from all internal City departments and many external agencies that would normally comment on proposals as part of the approval process. Representatives from the local Conservation Authority, North Bay Hydro and the Ministry of Transportation routinely sit at the table with City staff to review proposals.

The Chair of the DART presents the site plan, or the proponent or his/her agent are welcome to do this in person if so desired. The Chair provides the group with all of the background and tertiary information regarding the proposal and distributes the necessary site plans and accompanying studies where required. An open discussion under the terms of the strictest confidentiality follows. 

Development Handbook

A guide to land use and development in the City of North Bay

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Taxes

2017 Municipal & Education Tax Rates

 

 

Assessment Class

Municipal Rate

Education Rate

Total Rate

Residential

1.298654%

0.179000%

1.477654%

Multi-Residential

2.761679%

0.179000%

2.940679%

Commercial Occupied

2.444327%

1.140000%

3.584327%

Commercial Vacant

1.711029%

0.798000%

2.509029%

Industrial Occupied

1.818115%

1.140000%

2.958115%

Industrial Vacant

1.272681%

0.798000%

2.070681%

Pipelines

1.513711%

1.047017%

2.560728%

Farmlands

0.194798%

0.044750%

0.239548%

Managed Forests

0.324664%

0.044750%

0.369414%

 

Utilities

Gas Rates

To view gas rates, please visit the Union Gas website.

Union Gas

Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers.

1-888-774-3111

Electricity Rates

To view electricity rates, please visit the North Bay Hydro website.

North Bay Hydro

North Bay Hydro strives to provide reliable electrical service with the lowest feasible number of interruptions of minimum duration.

705-474-8100

Water & Sewer Charges

The City of North Bay's Water and Sewer Billing Department operates in conjunction with the Property Tax Department within the Financial Services Department, and is responsible for the billing and collection of all water billings in the urban service boundary of the City.

All property classes (residential and ICI) are on a metered billing structure, which includes fixed charges based on meter size, and a variable charge for consumption at a rate of $1.27 per cubic meter. For more information, please visit Water and Sewer Department

City of North Bay Water and Sewer Billing

For more information contact:

705-474-0400 x 2129 or 2243