Development charges are one-time fees collected from developers and builders by municipalities at the time a building permit is issued.

The Town of Ajax collects development charges on behalf of the Town, the Region of Durham (including GO Transit) and Durham area school boards.

The fees collected are used to pay for a share of growth-related capital projects such as infrastructure required for Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Library Services and Fire Services. Fees are also used to pay for a share of additional vehicles and equipment required to deliver these services as well as growth-related administrative studies.

Development Charge Rates

Charges for residential and non-residential development are payable of the time of building permit issuance. Charges are calculated and payable at the rate in effect when payment is due.

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TOWN OF AJAX SUMMARY OF DEVELOPMENT CHARGES
As of July 1, 2020
Residential Type Town of Ajax Board of Education Region of Durham (Including GO Transit fee) Total
RESIDENTIAL

Single Detached Dwelling

$27,039 $3,935 $33,693 $64,667
Semi-Detached Dwelling $27,039 $3,935 $33,693 $64,667
Apartment Dwellings, two bedrooms or more $13,006 $3,935 $19,612 $36,553
Apartment Dwellings, less than two bedrooms $8,175 $3,935 $12,747 $24,857
Other Dwellings (townhouses, links) $21,351 $3,935

$27135
(medium density multiples)

$52,421
NON-RESIDENTIAL (PER SQ. FT OF GROSS FLOOR AREA)
Commercial $6.96 $0.00 $19.99 $26.95
Industrial $6.96 $0.00 $10.78 $17.74
Institutional $6.96 $0.00 $10.41 $17.37
NON-RESIDENTIAL (PER SQ. METRE OF GROSS FLOOR AREA)
Commercial $74.92 $0.00 $215.17 $290.09
Industrial $74.92 $0.00 $116.03 $190.95
Institutional $74.92 $0.00 $112.05 $186.97

2018 Development Charge Background Study

Annual Treasurers Reports