City of Cornwall – Brownfield Program: Municipal Planning / Development Fees Rebate


The Municipal Planning / Development Fees Rebate program is designed to assist developers by rebating up to 100% of municipal planning and development fees.

Comments on Funding:

Rebate is up to 100% of municipal planning and development fees and excludes any and all other fees, charges and costs incurred by the applicant in securing the required planning and building permit approvals.


  1. Applicants must be developers that redevelop brownfield sites.
  2. The site is not in tax arrears (must be remedied prior to funding).

Applications Steps:

Application steps:

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit with their application:

  1. the concept/design plans;
  2. estimates for each of the areas of work based on the finalized plans;
  3. evidence of suspected/potential site impairment or actual (evidenced) environmental contamination, as evidenced by existing ESA’s, on the property (a copy of the Phase I ESA, completed for the property, or Phase II ESA and RSC or Remedial Action Plan if available);
  4. a Letter of Authorization from the registered owners indicating support for the subject Applicant(s) to proceed accordingly, if the Applicant(s) are not the registered owners of the property subject to this Brownfields Program Application;
  5. proof of full building occupancy, if applying for rebate of building permit fees only);
  6. proof that removal of contaminated soil to a City-owned landfill is most appropriate method of remediation, if applying for waiver of tipping fees.

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