November 03, 2016
2017 Business Plan & Budget
The Draft 2017 Business Plan & Budget comes out November 10. Tell us what you think.
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. Download the budget package
Special budget website. To see the schedule of special budget meetings, Council presentations, or individual department budgets, visit the special budget website at www.oxfordcounty.ca/2017budget
Tell us what you think
Take our survey and tell us what you think Oxford County's business planning and financial priorities should be for 2017.
Council has received feedback from the survey as of November 16, but it's not too late to share your thoughts. Take the survey
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:
- Education Levy. This is set by the Province of Ontario. Taxes are collected then remitted to area school boards.
- 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.
- 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 2016, a residential home valued at $200,000 paid about $69 a month, or $833 for the year ($754 in Woodstock), for County services .