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June 18, 2018
2019 Budget

Learn more about the 2019 Business Plan and Budget


Update: October 2018

The 2019 budget survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. We received more than 650 responses from residents across the County, and more than 1,000 comments and suggestions to inform our budget process. 

Read Council report CS 2018-27 - 2019 Budget Survey Results


Upcoming budget meetings

Special Council Meeting 1 - Thursday, December 13, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Special Council Meeting 2 - Monday, December 17, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Regular Council Meeting - Wednesday, January 9, 2019 (9:30 a.m. - )



About the County Budget


Through its approval of Oxford County operating and capital budgets, Council sets the County's priorities for the upcoming budget year by setting aside funds for each program or service.

This financial plan gives staff the guidelines and direction to allocate resources and provide services and infrastructure. An important part of the annual budget is the continued support of the County's financial planning for the future.

Property taxes are divided into three components:

  1. Education Levy. This is set by the Province of Ontario. Taxes are collected then remitted to area school boards.
  2. Area Municipal Tax Levy. This is set by your area municipality (Blandford-Blenheim, East Zorra-Tavistock, Ingersoll, Norwich, South-West Oxford, Tillsonburg, Woodstock or Zorra). It supports the services provided by your area municipality level, for instance, recreation, police and fire services.
  3. County Municipal Tax Levy. This is set by the County and supports the services provided at the County Level.

All Oxford County residents pay the same tax rate for County services regardless of location, with the exception of properties within the City of Woodstock, where residents do not pay for County library services or for a court security special levy. In 2018, a residential home valued at $250,000 pays about $84 a month,or $1,007 for the year ($911 in Woodstock), for County services.



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