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Unmonitored social gatherings are limited to:

  • 10 people inside
  • 25 people outside

Limit your contact with people who don’t live with you.

Be selective and prioritize your outings.

Be responsible and respect public health guidelines:

  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a mask
  • Stay 6 feet apart

For the latest COVID-19 updates, service levels, closures, cancellations and health & safety precautions.

COVID-19 Ajax Updates

The Town collects property taxes for the Region of Durham, the Province (education) and the Town of Ajax in accordance with Town bylaws and policies. See an interactive example of how your Taxes are divided within the Town, the Region and Province by visiting the Tax Calculator.

Town taxes provide local services such as road maintenance, fire and emergency services, libraries and recreation programs.

There are multiple methods of payment

COVID-19 Property Tax FAQs 

Question Answer
What steps has the Town taken to assist property tax payers facing hardship due to COVID-19? In March, the Town was amongst the first in Durham Region to announce we would waive fees for April property tax payments. This applies to residential, commercial and industrial property taxes.
Which tax payment penalties were waived? All penalties related to April installments were waived. In addition, we pushed back the June installment due date until the end of July to provide residents with more time to make their payments.
Why were property taxes due dates not deferred further? The Town of Ajax is a lower-tier municipality. We keep only about 30% of the taxes we bill. Unless the Region of Durham and Province of Ontario offer further deferrals, we are still required to pay their portions on time.
Is the Town advocating for the Region and the Province to defer payments further? The Town is in continual discussions with the Region of Durham and other Durham Region municipalities about how to move forward. If there are any changes, we will notify the public immediately.
Was I supposed to apply to have penalties waived? No. Fees were waived automatically. No need for additional paperwork.
There have been service level changes (like facility closures) due to COVID-19. Will you be offering any property tax refunds? The Town’s property taxes pay for services such as: fire and emergency services, road maintenance, park and green space maintenance, libraries, planning and legislative services, and more. While it’s true that we were mandated by the Province of Ontario to shut non-essential facilities (this includes our indoor pools, gyms and other amenities), these services are generally paid for by user fees, rather than taxes. Full refunds have been offered to residents who had purchased memberships. In addition, many of our events and programs have moved online, including Canada Day, virtual and take-away summer camps, the Summer at Home series, curb-side pick-up library services, and our Seniors Centre Without Walls program to name a few.
How can I pay my taxes? Property owners can pay their taxes at participating banks and financial institutions, using online or telephone banking, by credit card through our website, or by sending a cheque by mail or dropping it in the 24-hour drop box at Town Hall. Please note, due to reduced service levels property tax payments cannot be made in person at Town Hall.

Current due dates

The 2020 Interim Residential Tax Bill is due in two instalments:

  • February 28, 2020
  • April 24, 2020 – 60 day penalty-free extension, payment due before June 30th
  • Bills are mailed in late January

The 2020 Final Residential Tax Bill is due in two instalments:

  • July 31, 2020
  • September 25, 2020
  • Bills are mailed in late June

Business property taxes

Information for Commercial and Industrial property owners is available on the Taxes for Business page

Property assessments and appeals (MPAC)

Property assessment is the responsibility of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). To appeal your property assessment, or if you have any questions about your assessment, please contact MPAC at 1-866-296-6722.

You can also look up basic property information and assessed values for other properties of your choice by visiting AboutMyProperty.ca.

Senior homeowners property tax grant

The Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant is an annual amount offered by the Province of Ontario to help offset property taxes for seniors with low and moderate incomes who own their own homes. 

Senior homeowners apply for the grant when they file their personal income tax return. For more information contact the Ministry of Revenue at 1-800-337-7222.

Tax rates and user fees

There are three parts to the tax rate:

  • Municipal tax rate, set by the Town of Ajax
  • Regional tax rate, set by the Region of Durham
  • Education tax rate, set by the Province of Ontario

User fees are charged for various service requests.

Learn more about tax rates and user fees

New Fees Effective January 1, 2020

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

FEES

Tax Certificates

$75.00

Request for Transfer of Funds

$45.00

Statement of Account, Tax Receipts, Re-Print of Tax Bill, Pap Letter, Adjustment, Apportionment Notification etc., Confirmation Letters

$20.00

Refund of incorrect electronic and manual payments

$45.00

Change of Ownership Fee

$40.00

New Tax Account Set-up Fee

$50.00

Post-Dated Cheques - Removal or Date Change

$30.00

Mortgage Company Information (per roll)

$15.00

Addition of Region Water/Sewer Lien, Development Charges, POA Arrears

$40.00

Title Search Requested

$125.00

Land tax sale

There are currently no properties advertised for Land Tax Sale.