2023 Town of Ajax Budget

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The Town of Ajax budget is presented and approved annually and reflects the strategic direction of Council and continues to build on our course of being a leader in best practices, continuous improvement, excellence and good governance.

Get Involved!

Next meeting: 2023 Town of Ajax Capital and Operating Budget Meeting

Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 9 a.m.

Watch at ajax.ca/live.

Agenda to be available online at ajax.ca/meetings one week prior to meeting date.

How the Budget Process Works

Every year, the Town of Ajax goes through a vigorous process to create an annual budget that caters to the needs of the community. The priority in the Town’s budget is to deliver services and programs our residents and businesses can depend on and trust.

Learn more about how your tax dollars used by the Town of Ajax and the Region of Durham through the following informational videos produced by the Municipal Finance Officers’ Association (MFOA), the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), and the Town of Ajax:

How Your Municipal Budget Works

Asset Management Planning

The World of Development Charges

How Property Tax Works

Understanding the Capital Budget vs. Operating Budget

Property Taxes (Budget 2023)

Frequently Asked Questions

Many residents ask how the Town of Ajax uses their Property Taxes. Property Taxes are broken down by percentage with the Town of Ajax receiving 31%, while the Region of Durham receives 55%. The remaining 14% goes to the Province of Ontario.

The budget process includes both the Capital and Operating Budgets:

  • The Capital Budget covers major infrastructure projects. Two-thirds of the total capital budget funding is from external sources such as the Canada Community-Building Fund (previously known as Federal Gas Tax), development charges and grants. Major infrastructure projects may include:
    • Roads
    • Vehicles/equipment
    • Parks
    • Sidewalks
    • Trails
    • Streetlights
    • Playgrounds
    • Buildings
  • The Operating Budget covers the day-to-day services of the municipality and is funded by property taxesand fees.
    • Community Centres
    • Road Maintenance (pot holes, snow clearing)
    • Parks and sports field maintenance
    • Fire and emergency services
    • Community Development

Have Your Say!

To effectively and efficiently deliver services to the community, public input, feedback, comments, and suggestions are essential. There are numerous ways for Ajax residents to get involved:

  • Ongoing correspondence and interaction with Mayor and Council
  • Contact, correspondence, and discussions with Town staff
  • Public forums
  • Regularly scheduled Council and Community Affairs and Planning meetings
  • Quality system customer feedback
  • The Town’s public engagement forum, In My Opinion (IMO) Hub
  • Social media platforms
  • Customer Polling

Finally, receiving comments and questions from the public is one of the first items on the agenda at the Capital and Operating budget meetings.

Follow the 2023 Budget process on this page and subscribe to stay informed about key dates, budget meetings, FAQ's and more.

Questions about the budget process? Ask below!


Previous years' budget meetings:


The Town of Ajax budget is presented and approved annually and reflects the strategic direction of Council and continues to build on our course of being a leader in best practices, continuous improvement, excellence and good governance.

Get Involved!

Next meeting: 2023 Town of Ajax Capital and Operating Budget Meeting

Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 9 a.m.

Watch at ajax.ca/live.

Agenda to be available online at ajax.ca/meetings one week prior to meeting date.

How the Budget Process Works

Every year, the Town of Ajax goes through a vigorous process to create an annual budget that caters to the needs of the community. The priority in the Town’s budget is to deliver services and programs our residents and businesses can depend on and trust.

Learn more about how your tax dollars used by the Town of Ajax and the Region of Durham through the following informational videos produced by the Municipal Finance Officers’ Association (MFOA), the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), and the Town of Ajax:

How Your Municipal Budget Works

Asset Management Planning

The World of Development Charges

How Property Tax Works

Understanding the Capital Budget vs. Operating Budget

Property Taxes (Budget 2023)

Frequently Asked Questions

Many residents ask how the Town of Ajax uses their Property Taxes. Property Taxes are broken down by percentage with the Town of Ajax receiving 31%, while the Region of Durham receives 55%. The remaining 14% goes to the Province of Ontario.

The budget process includes both the Capital and Operating Budgets:

  • The Capital Budget covers major infrastructure projects. Two-thirds of the total capital budget funding is from external sources such as the Canada Community-Building Fund (previously known as Federal Gas Tax), development charges and grants. Major infrastructure projects may include:
    • Roads
    • Vehicles/equipment
    • Parks
    • Sidewalks
    • Trails
    • Streetlights
    • Playgrounds
    • Buildings
  • The Operating Budget covers the day-to-day services of the municipality and is funded by property taxesand fees.
    • Community Centres
    • Road Maintenance (pot holes, snow clearing)
    • Parks and sports field maintenance
    • Fire and emergency services
    • Community Development

Have Your Say!

To effectively and efficiently deliver services to the community, public input, feedback, comments, and suggestions are essential. There are numerous ways for Ajax residents to get involved:

  • Ongoing correspondence and interaction with Mayor and Council
  • Contact, correspondence, and discussions with Town staff
  • Public forums
  • Regularly scheduled Council and Community Affairs and Planning meetings
  • Quality system customer feedback
  • The Town’s public engagement forum, In My Opinion (IMO) Hub
  • Social media platforms
  • Customer Polling

Finally, receiving comments and questions from the public is one of the first items on the agenda at the Capital and Operating budget meetings.

Follow the 2023 Budget process on this page and subscribe to stay informed about key dates, budget meetings, FAQ's and more.

Questions about the budget process? Ask below!


Previous years' budget meetings:


Questions/Comments

Ask your questions about the Capital or Operating Budget process.

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