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2017 Master Rates Bylaw Passed

Rocky View County Council has voted to pass annual adjustments to the 2017 Master Rates Bylaw, which details the fees that the County charges for services and products, such as building permits, utilities, dog licenses, and aerial photography.

There were very few changes in 2016, and the majority of fees have not increased again for 2017. But some user fees have risen to reflect increased costs.

Increases cover the actual cost of providing those services that do not benefit most Rocky Viewers, or that are not widely available in the County. The County does not profit from user fees, but looks to recover the actual cost of providing certain specific services.

Many of these fee increases relate to development, and are unlikely to impact an average resident. For example, there are increases in the fees for renaming a road or amending a proposed site Conceptual Scheme.

Some increases apply to a larger number of residents, including those who receive County-managed water or sewer services. The water-related increases include:

  • East Balzac: Water rates increase from $3.706 to $3.915 per cubic meter, and sewer rates increase from $1.721 to $1.792 per cubic meter (based on water use). 
  • Bragg Creek: Water rates increase from $1.705 to $1.876 per cubic meter, and sewer rates increase from $4.16 to $4.706 per cubic meter (based on water use).
  • East Rocky View: Sewer rates increase from $1.721 to $1.792 per cubic meter for metered homes, or $67.81 per month for unmetered homes.
  • Elbow Valley / Pinebrook: Fixed fee sewer rates increase from $69.44 to $76.32 per month.

Services for County-owned cemeteries will increase by 5 percent overall, again reflecting the County’s move towards full cost recovery for the services provided.

The changes are effective February 1, 2017.

The full County fee structure can be found here: Master Rates Bylaw 2017 (PDF)

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