Timelines for Building Permits - Town of Ajax
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Timelines for Building Permits

The time period within which an application is issued or the applicant is notified of deficiencies shall be that  specified in Table 1.3.1.3.

Time periods are subject to change based on the volume of permit applications. Be advised time periods do not apply to applications submitted with incomplete building permit requirements.

Once issued the building permit is valid for 1 year from the date of issuance, work must begin with 6 months or the permit is considered to be abandoned.

Table 1.3.1.3.
Period Within Which A Permit Shall be Issued or Refused

Row No.

Class of Building

Time Period

1.

  1. A detached house, semi-detached house, townhouse, or row house where no dwelling unit is located above another dwelling unit.
  2. A detached structure that serves a building described in Clause (a) and does not exceed 55m² (592 ft²) in building area.
  3. A tent to which OBC Div. B 3.14 applies.
  4. A sign to which OBC Div. B 3.15 applies.

10 business days

2.

  1. Buildings of 3 or fewer storeys in building height, having a building area not exceeding 600m² (6,458 ft²), and classified as Group C, Group D, Group E, or Group F: Div. 2 and 3 - other than buildings described in Column 2 of any Rows 1 and 4 of this Table.
  2. Farm buildings that do not exceed 600m² (6,458 ft²) in building area.

15 business days

3.

  1. Buildings used for major occupancies classified as Group A, Group B, Group F: Div. 1, or buildings exceeding 600m²
  2. (6,458 ft²) or 3 storeys in building height and used for major occupancies classified as Group C, Group D, Group E, Group F: Div. 2 and 3 - other than buildings described in Column 2 of any Rows 1 and 4 of this Table.
  3. Farm buildings exceeding 600m² (6,458 ft²) in building area.

20 business days

4.

  1. Post-disaster buildings.
  2. Building classified as high buildings (OBC Div. B 3.2.6.) or any provision in OBC Div. B 3.2.8.3. to 3.2.8.11. applies.

30 business days

Complete Permit Applications To submit a complete permit application, ensure you have the following:

Abandoned Permit Applications In accordance with Sub-section 4.13 of the By-law 45-2014 an application for a permit shall be deemed to have been abandoned by the applicant where:

  • The application is incomplete and remains incomplete 6 months after it was submitted.
  • 6 months have elapsed after the applicant was notified that the proposed building, construction, demolition or change of use will not comply with the Building Code Act or the Ontario Building Code or will contravene any other applicable law.
  • The application is substantially complete and 6 months have elapsed from the date which an applicant was notified that a permit is available to be issued.

When deemed to be abandoned or withdrawn an application may be closed at the discretion of the Chief Building Official.