COVID-19 Steering Committee & Municipal Control Group

The Town has established an internal steering committee to oversee our organizational planning and response. This includes our business continuity plans. The Town's Municipal Control Group has been activated.

All municipalities in Ontario must have an emergency response plan and an emergency management program. The Town of Ajax Emergency Response Plan serves as an operational guideline for the Town in managing the response to any emergency situation, or impending situation, that threatens life, health, safety and/or property of its residents, businesses and visitors.

Building Permits and Inspections

No counter service at Town Hall. Please email buildinginspections@ajax.ca or call 905-619-2529, ext.3652.

Building and Demolition Permit Applications (including Site Servicing) are being accepted by email buildingpermits@ajax.ca. Applications may also be mailed or couriered to Town Hall (65 Harwood Ave. S., ON L1S 2H9); by dropping off at Town Hall (mailbox); or by a pre-arranged drop-off time at Town Hall during regular business hours (Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm). Please note that applications submitted by other than email will take longer to review as staff are working remotely. All mailed or couriered application forms must be accompanied by a cheque unless another payment option has been pre-arranged.

Payment Options available: Cheque, Electronic Funds Transfer (ETF), Wire Transfers, On-line credit card (link will be emailed after application(s) has been reviewed) and On-line Payments through the bank (we are not accepting cash payments). For more information on these payment options, please contact buildinginspections@ajax.ca or call 905-619-2529, ext.3652.

Business Services

No counter service. Please email priority@ajax.ca or call 365-885-5154.  

Film permits are not being processed until further notice.  

  • For the latest business updates and support, please visit the Invest Durham website. 
  • The Province's Stop the Spread Business Information Line is now open at 1-888-444-3659
By-Law
  • Regular By-law enforcement has resumed for all complaint types. However, service level timelines are currently suspended as other EMCPA duties may take priorities. Enforcement timelines will be determined at the discretion of Bylaw Services. All Emergencies, Hazards, and Dangerous situations remain the priority.

  • Fines are being issued for Parks By-law infractions.
  • Sign permits are being processed online.
  • Animal services activities have resumed.
  • Pet Licensing only available online.
  • By-law & Animal Phone Lines remain open at 905-619-2529, ext. 3370 and 905-683-8275 respectively.
Council & Committee Meetings

Meetings of Council, CAP, GGC, Advisory Committees, Property Standards and Animal Appeals Committee, and Committee of Adjustment are being held electronically and livestreamed during the emergency declaration.

Visit www.ajax.ca/live to watch livestreamed meetings.

Engineering and Transportation

No counter service at Town Hall. 

  • For Engineering Services - Call: 905-619-2529, ext. 3631 or Email: EngineeringServices@ajax.ca  
  • For Transportation Services (General) - Call: 905-619-2529, ext. 3631 or Email: traffic@ajax.ca 
  • For Transportation Services (Active/Sustainable Transportation) - Call: 905-619-2529, ext. 3631 or Email: GetAjaxMoving@ajax.ca 

Engineering Drawing Submissions

Engineering Drawing Submissions are being accepted by mail or courier to Town Hall (65 Harwood Ave. S., ON L1S 2H9); by dropping off at Town Hall (mailbox); or by a pre-arranged drop-off time at Town Hall during regular business hours (Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm).  All mailed or couriered application forms must be accompanied by a cheque unless another payment option has been pre-arranged.

Sediment and Erosion Control Permit Applications

Sediment and Erosion Control Permit Applications are being accepted by mail or courier to Town Hall (65 Harwood Ave. S., ON L1S 2H9); by dropping off at Town Hall (mailbox); or by a pre-arranged drop-off time at Town Hall during regular business hours (Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).  All mailed or couriered application forms must be accompanied by a cheque unless another payment option has been pre-arranged.

Payment Options available: Cheque, Electronic Funds Transfer (ETF), Wire Transfers, On-line credit card (link will be emailed after application(s) has been reviewed) and On-line Payments through the bank (we are not accepting cash payments). For more information on these payment options, please contact PlanningServices@ajax.ca / 905-619-2529, ext.3232.

Fire and Emergency Services
  • Community outreach programs, including LNTB, GRA, station tours, Grade 3 Presentations, general fire and life safety presentations have been suspended.
  • Conducting legislated inspection activities only.
Legislative Services (marriages, commissioning of oaths, proclamations, licensing)
  • Marriage Licences services. Please call 905-683-4550 or email contactus@ajax.ca with any questions.
  • Marriage Ceremony bookings suspended.
  • Commissioning of Oaths services. Please call 905-683-4550 or email contactus@ajax.ca with any questions.
  • Burial Permits being processed by appointment only. Please call 905-683-4550 or email contactus@ajax.ca.
Operations and Environmental Services
Parking

For more information about Parking click here.

 

Planning and Development Services

No counter service at Town Hall. Please email planningservices@ajax.ca or call 905-619-2529, ext. 3631.

Major Planning Applications

Major Planning Applications (OPA, ZBLA, Subdivision, Condo, Site Plan) and Development Agreements, including associated fees and securities are being accepted by courier to Town Hall (65 Harwood Ave. S., ON L1S 2H9), or by a pre-arranged drop-off time at Town Hall during regular business hours (Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). All application forms must be pre-commissioned and accompanied by a cheque unless another payment option has been pre-arranged.

Payment Options available: Cheque, Electronic Funds Transfer (ETF), Wire Transfers and On-line Payments through the bank. For more information on these payment options, please contact PlanningServices@ajax.ca / 905-619-2529, ext.3631.

Digital Submission: The Town offers applicants the option to use the Town’s free and secure file transfer platform to submit plans, reports, and other supporting material for their development application(s) up to a maximum 2GB. This service is available by making a Large File Transfer Request. File transfers greater than 2GB will need to utilize other means such as using one’s own secure file transfer platform or a USB.

Minor Planning Applications 

Minor Planning Applications (Sign Variance, Property Information Request, Tree Cutting) are being accepted by mail or courier to Town Hall (65 Harwood Ave. S., ON L1S 2H9); by dropping off at Town Hall (mailbox); or by a pre-arranged drop-off time at Town Hall during regular business hours (Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).  All application forms must be pre-commissioned and accompanied by a cheque unless another payment option has been pre-arranged.  

Payment Options available: Cheque, Electronic Funds Transfer (ETF), Wire Transfers, On-line credit card (link will be emailed after application(s) has been reviewed) and On-line Payments through the bank (we are not accepting cash payments). For more information on these payment options, please contact PlanningServices@ajax.ca / 905-619-2529, ext.3631. 

Digital Submission: The Town offers applicants the option to use the Town’s free and secure file transfer platform to submit plans, reports, and other supporting material for their development application(s) up to a maximum 2GB. This service is available by making a Large File Transfer Request. File transfers greater than 2GB will need to utilize other means such as using one’s own secure file transfer platform or a USB.

*Please note that Apron (Driveway) Widening and Curb Cut applications are not being accepted.

Minor Variance Applications

Minor Variance Applications are being accepted by mail or courier to Town Hall (65 Harwood Ave. S., ON L1S 2H9); by dropping off at Town Hall (mailbox); or by a pre-arranged drop-off time at Town Hall during regular business hours (Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).  All application forms must be pre-commissioned and accompanied by a cheque unless another payment option has been pre-arranged.  

Payment Options available: Cheque, Electronic Funds Transfer (ETF), Wire Transfers, On-line credit card (link will be emailed after application(s) has been reviewed) and On-line Payments through the bank (we are not accepting cash payments). For more information on these payment options, please contact PlanningServices@ajax.ca / 905-619-2529, ext.3631.

 

Digital Submission: The Town offers applicants the option to use the Town’s free and secure file transfer platform to submit plans, reports, and other supporting material for their development application(s) up to a maximum 2GB. This service is available by making a Large File Transfer Request. File transfers greater than 2GB will need to utilize other means such as using one’s own secure file transfer platform or a USB.

 

Heritage Permit Applications and Pickering Village CIP Grant Applications can be emailed to planningservices@ajax.ca.

Procedures for Pre-Consultation Meetings have changed.  The Town is still accepting applications, but will not hold in-person meetings until further notice.  For information on how to submit a Pre-Consultation Application and have it reviewed, please email: planningservices@ajax.ca

Recreation Services

Recreation Facilities and Indoor Amenities 

Proof of Vaccination Required to Enter TOA Recreation Facilities Starting September 22 - Find Out More

Events

Seniors Programs 

 Tax Services
Counter service at Town Hall to resume after the Labour Day long weekend by appointment only; for inquiries please call 905-683-2718 or email tax@ajax.ca.

Tax payments only being accepted by cheque (Town Hall mailbox),  by direct deposit through your financial institution or now available online credit card payments.  

View Tax Due Dates COVID-19 Property Tax FAQs