Wakefield Council has invited developers to get in touch and said it will offer support by "taking a more flexible approach to payments" during the pandemic.
The authority said each case will be assessed individually but that in principle it is willing to allow more time for payments to be made.
In a statement, the council said: "By adopting a flexible approach to the collection of CIL, the council hopes to assist the industry and to help aid its recovery which will benefit the local economy in the long-term.
Darren Byford, Wakefield Council's cabinet member for economic growth and regeneration, added: "In light of the current circumstances, we feel it is important to support the development industry in any way we can.
"We hope this small gesture will relieve any further pressures and help to kick-start our local economy when we start to get back to some form of normality.
"The CIL money will still be generated, just over a longer period of time, and will still be spent on some wonderful projects across our district."
Earlier this month the London Property Alliance wrote to housing secretary Robert Jenrick, calling for "more flexibility for staging or delaying CIL payments, whilst construction is curtailed".
Legal experts have questioned whether the CIL regulations are sufficiently flexible to allow local authorities to defer payments from developers.
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