Building Permit Fees - Town of Ajax
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Building Permit Fees

All building permit fees are outlined in By-law 45-2014.

Fees are exempt from HST. Fees are due at the time of submitting an application. Only cash, cheque or debit is accepted.

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Schedule "A" to By-law Number 45-2014
TABLE 1 - Calculation of Permit Fees

Section A: CONSTRUCTION of new buildings, additions to existing buildings, including mezzanines
Item Class of Permit, Occupancy Classification and Work Description Multiplier3   Flat Fee
 1 Group A - Assembly  Shell Only1   $10.00  
 2    Partitioned/Finished/Mezzanine   $17.00  
 3    Single, Detached Portable Classroom    $250.00
 4 Group B - Institutional  All Types   $18.00  
 5 Group C - Residential Detached/Semi-Detached/Duplex/Triplex/Townhouse   $11.00   
6    Apartment, Multiple Unit Buildings   $11.00  
 7    Motel/Hotel   $11.00   
 8    Unfinished Basement/Foundation   $4.00   
 9    Detached/Semi-Detached Carport/Garage2    $133.00
 10    Accessory Utility Building (garden shed, gazebo)    $115.00 
 11    Unenclosed Deck/Porch     $115.00 
 12 Group D - Business & Personal Services  Shell Only1   $10.00  
 13    Partitioned/Finished/Mezzanine   $14.00  
 14    Temporary Sales Structure    $500.00
 15  Group E - Mercantile  Shell Only1   $10.00  
 16    Partitioned/Finished/Mezzanine   $13.00  
 17  Group F - Industrial  Shell Only1   $7.00  
 18    Partitioned/Finished/Mezzanine   $9.00  
 19    Unserviced Storage Building   $5.00  
 20    Parking Garage (underground, open air)   $4.00  
 21    Farm Building   $4.00  
 22    Permanent Tent/Air Supported Structure   $4.00  
 23    Temporary Building    $200.00 
 24    Service Floors   $4.00  
 25    Retaining Wall (per m of length, minimum $800.00)   $11.00  
 26    Signs regulated by the Building Code (each)    $250.00

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 Section B: ALTERATION or repair to existing construction
 Item  Class of Permit, Occupancy Classification and Work Description  Multiplier3 Flat Fee
 27  Group A - Assembly    $8.00  
 28  Group B - Institutional    $6.00  
 29  Group C - Residential  Accessory Apartment  $6.00  
 30    All Other Residential Occupancies  $5.00  
 31    Below Grade Entrance     $300.00
 32    Woodburning Fireplace/Woodstove    $115.00
 33  Group D - Business & Personal Services    $6.00  
 34  Group E - Mercantile    $5.00  
 35  Group F - Industrial    $4.00  
 36  All Occupancies  Electromagnetic Locking Device (each)    $200.00
 37    Parking Structure Repair  $1.00  
 38   Balcony Guard Replacement (per m of length)  $1.50  

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 Section C: DEMOLITION
 Item  Class of Permit, Occupancy Classification and Work Description  Multiplier3  Flat Fee
 39  All Occupancies    $0.23  

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Section D: PLUMBING
 Item   Class of Permit, Occupancy Classification and Work Description  Multiplier3  Flat Fee
 40  Residential Service Connections  Service Connection (per lot)    $115.00
 41  All Occupancies  Site Servicing (construction value)  2.5%  

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 Section E: MISCELLANEOUS
 Item  Class of Permit, Occupancy Classification and Work Description  Multiplier3  Flat Fee
 42  Solar Panels  Serving Individual Dwellings    $115.00
 43    Serving all other Buildings    $430.00

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Notes:
1. A shell building is defined as consisting of the structural foundation, framing system, and the exterior envelope and does not contain heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, fire protection system, plumbing facilities, etc.
2. Applies to buildings equal to or greater than 20 m2 in building area.
3. Fees are based on floor areas (m2), unless otherwise specified in column 2.

Additional Permit Fees
 Subsection Description  Fee 
 1.1.3 Where a fee is not listed in Table 1 Fee shall be paid in the amount of $15.00 for each  $1000.00 or part thereof of the construction value
 1.3 Revised submissions $60.00 per hour of review time, minimum $100.00
 1.4 Proposed Alternative Solutions $500.00 or 10% of the permit fee whichever is less
 2.1 Minimum fee for any residential permit application $115.00
 2.2 Minimum fee for any non-residential permit   application $235.00
 4.1 Where construction, demolition or change of use  has occurred prior to obtaining a permit Increased by the greater of $100.00 or 50% of the regular permit fee
 4.2  Where an Unsafe Order is issued $500.00, and an additional fee shall be paid where  any Order respecting occupancy is issued
 4.3 Transferring a permit from one permit holder to another  $100.00

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Development Charges

Development Charges Please refer to our list of current development charges.

Engineering Deposits

Engineering Deposit For new residential dwelling units* Engineering Services will require grading and foundation certificates, and a mud and damage deposit in the amount of $5,000.00. This is to ensure that all work is completed according to the approved plan, and any boulevard and road deficiencies caused by the construction are repaired.

*Additions, based on the size and impact to surroundings, may be required to submit the deposit, to be determined by Engineering Services.

For more information, please contact us at 905-619-2529 ext. 3652.