Development charges and guidelines

Development charges

Learn more about why we have development charges and see the latest rates for different building types.

Accessibility standards

Our accessibility guide applies provincial standards and best practices to remove barriers for people with disabilities.


Urban Design Manual

The Urban Design Manual details our design objectives standards and priorities. Download or pick up the latest version at city hall.

Engineering Manual

Download our manual related to the design, construction and maintenance of developments in Waterloo.

Privately owned publicly accessible spaces

Download our guide to privately owned publicly accessible spaces (POPS) and see examples of POPS.