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City of Guelph's 2018 Rates And Fees Released

Web posted on January 08, 2018

Guelph, Ontario, January 2018 As part of the 2018 budget, City Council approved a series of rate and fee increases to ensure that the City is able to continue delivering programs and services that meet the community's expectations.

The following highlights some of the rates and fees which will be increasing or are new in 2018.


Description20172018ChangeEffective date
Water volume (fee per cubic metre)$1.67$1.72$0.05January 1, 2018
Water basic (fee per day)$0.26$0.26$0.00January 1, 2018


Description20172018ChangeEffective date
Wastewater volume (fee per cubic metre)$1.80$1.84$0.04January 1, 2018
Water basic (fee per day)$0.32$0.32$0.00January 1, 2018


Description20172018ChangeEffective date
Stormwater service fee (per month)$4.00$4.60$0.60January 1, 2018

Waste collection

Description20172018ChangeEffective date
Bulky item waste collection fee$33$35$2January 1, 2018
Public drop-off fees (per tonne)$60 to $75$65 to $80$5 January 1, 2018


Description20172018ChangeEffective date
Monthly parking lot permits (excluding Gordon Street parking lot)varies varies$2 to $5February 1, 2018

Animal licences

Description20172018ChangeEffective date
Cat licensing feen/a$25$25January 1, 2018

Courts: fine collection

Description20172018ChangeEffective date
Debt collection processing feen/a$40$40January 1, 2018

City Clerk's office

Description20172018ChangeEffective date
Marriage ceremony rehearsaln/a$100$100January 1, 2018
Commissioning (pension)n/a$15$15January 1, 2018
Commissioning (three or more signatures)$75$90$15January 1, 2018


Description20172018ChangeEffective date
Commissioning (up to two signatures)n/a$35$35January 1, 2018

There are no changes to Guelph Transit cash fares, tickets, or passes, excluding the UPass included in University of Guelph tuition fees, in 2018.

For a complete list of 2018 rates and fees, including parks, recreation and Committee of Adjustment fees, and their respective effective dates, visit