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Société de développement commercial contributions

A SDC, Société de développement commercial, is a non-profit organization that promotes the economic development of an area.


Conditions governing the creation of SDCs

The conditions governing the creation, termination or existence of a SDC are determined under the Cities and Towns Act, R.S.Q., chapter C-19. The borough council regulates the boundaries of a commercial area within which only a single commercial district, encompassing at least 50 business premises, may be created.

An elected administrative council decides on the annual budget of the SDC and parameters of the contribution.

The Contribution

Payment of this contribution is mandatory for members, which cannot vote at SDC meetings until they have done so.

The city collects these contributions and remits them in full to each SDC’s administrative council. GST and QST are charged on SDC contributions except in certain cases.


Businesses occupying a commercial space on January 1st are billed for SDC dues. No complete refund will be issued to a business that ceases doing business during the year within a SDC's territory.


Any payment of less than $300 must be made ina single instalment. Any payment of $300 or more can be made in two instalments. No deadline reminders will be sent.

(Date of updating: September 11, 2020)

For more information, please:

  1. Call your borough office;
  2. Call the 311 (island of Montréal) or 514 872-0311 (outside Montréal);
  3. Send us an e-mail.

The details contained here are for information only and have no legal value. The acts and by-laws posted on this site are for administrative purposes only, and although efforts are made to update them, they may not be the latest versions. Please check the sources before using the texts officially.