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November 03, 2016
2017 Business Plan & Budget

The Draft 2017 Business Plan & Budget comes out November 10. Tell us what you think.

Updated January 2017

Oxford County Council approved the 2017 Business Plan and Budget on December 14, 2016, authorizing $231.4 million in total spending to solidify current infrastructure and build a better future.

Read the news release

Download the final 2017 Business Plan & Budget

Go to the 2017 Budget website 

About the budget process

The budget process is your chance to learn more about how County programs and projects are funded and what's planned for the coming year.

Budget package. The 2017 Draft Business Plan & Budget was released on November 10, 2016.

Special budget website. The schedule of special budget meetings, Council presentations, and individual department budgets for the 2017 budget process can be found at

Have Your Say! What should Oxford County's business planning and financial priorities be in 2017.  Click here to take our survey.

Survey is now closed.

About the County budget

Through its approval of Oxford County operating and capital budgets, Council decides on the municipality’s priorities for the upcoming 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.

The property taxes you pay 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.

  3. County Municipal Tax Levy. This is set by the County and supports the services provided at the County Level.

No matter where you live in Oxford County, the tax rate you pay for County services is the same (with the exception of properties within the City of Woodstock, where residents do not pay for County library services). In 2017, the cost per average household translates to approximately $943 per year for County services.