Chateau Heights


Residents of Chateau Heights became part of the City of Fredericton on August 1, 2018. Check out the links below for information about living in the city.

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On May 12, 2014,  residents of the Chateau Heights area voted in favour of a proposal to become part of the City of Fredericton in order to extend water and sewer services to the area.

That vote, coordinated by the Province, resulted in an annexation agreement between the Province and the City called “Chateau Heights Municipal Water and Sewer Extension – Project Funding and Management Agreement”, which was approved by City Council on October 14, 2014. 

The estimated cost to extend water & sewer to this area was $20 million. The Province of New Brunswick invested $15 million in the project, with the City of Fredericton spending $5 million to extend services along McLeod Hill Road. 

There are approximately 170 households in Chateau Heights, with a population of just over 500. There are 11 streets, with a total street length of 6.5 km.

As part of the annexation, the City created a special “rural residential zone” for the area. Residents will pay the City’s inside tax rate of $1.4211 per $100 of assessment, which will cover the following municipal services:  snow clearing, road maintenance, garbage collection, parks & trees maintenance, policing, and animal control. Fire and recreational services will continue to be provided, although residents of the area will no longer pay for recreation separately under the Recreation Service Agreement. 

 Full-service connection (water & sewer) required a one-time fee of $10,000 before August 1, 2018, and a $12,000 fee after August 1, 2018. Single service connection for water or sewer required a one-time connection fee of $8,000 before August 1, 2018, and $10,000 after August 1, 2018. Installation costs for water & sewer service lines from a resident’s home to the property line were, and continue to be, the sole responsibility of the homeowner. In this case, well and septic system decommissioning costs would also apply. 

On a go-forward basis, residents connected to the system will be charged the quarterly combined Fredericton Water & Sewer Utility rate, which is currently $1.86/m³ and the quarterly service charge, which is currently $117.20. An unconnected fee will be charged to residents not connect to the system; it is the same fee as charged others in the city.