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2020 Business Plan & Budget

County Council approved the 2020 Business Plans and Budget on December 11, 2019, authorizing $263.6 million in spending to maintain municipal services and respond to social housing, regional transportation and infrastructure needs.

The 2020 Budget includes $56.8 million in capital projects for roads, bridges and culverts, water and wastewater infrastructure and more.

 Download the 2020 Business Plan & Budget

Read the full 2020 Business Plans & Budget announcement

Special budget meetings

The County's special budget meetings took place on:

Please check back for the final approved 2020 Business Plan & Budget Highlights. Read the DRAFT 2020 Business Plan & Budget Highlights

About the Oxford County budget and tax levy

Oxford County's annual business plan and budget is guided by Council’s strategic priorities as set out in the Strategic Plan. The County's fiscal year is from January 1 to December 31.

Oxford County residents do not pay taxes directly to the County. The County tax levy is added to the tax bill in each area municipality and then transferred to the County from Blandford-Blenheim, East Zorra-Tavistock, Ingersoll, Norwich, South-West Oxford, Tillsonburg, Woodstock and Zorra. The County's annual budget is then financed by these tax levies as well as government funding, reserve funding, and fees from development charges, water and wastewater, etc. For more information, see the Oxford County infographic, "Your Tax Dollars Explained."

Tax levies collected by the County are used to: 

  • maintain and manage most of the public works infrastructure across the County, including bridges and highways, drinking water, wastewater, and garbage and recycling;                   
  • deliver social services, ambulance, and long-term care services directed by the provincial government;
  • provide development and community planning for each area municipality and the County as a whole;          
  • maintain county-wide information systems, library services and archives; and,   
  • administer the Provincial Offences Court.

Where are your dollars spent?

Oxford County is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Get updates at