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2021 Business Plan & Budget

Updated December 15, 2020

Oxford County Council approved the 2021 Business Plans and Budget authorizing a general tax levy of $63.7 million, a 1.4% increase over 2020. Under the County’s current tax policy, this means the homeowner of an average residential property valued at $271,277 will pay $996 in property tax for County services in 2021, about $6 less than last year. Read more.

2021 Business Plan and Budget Highlights (Final)
Council Report CS 2020-50 - 2021 Business Plans and Budget

Please check back for updates including the final approved budget. For budget meeting presentations, Council meeting recordings, or to ask a question, visit Speak Up, Oxford! 


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 County infrastructure, 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?

 2021 Business Plan & Budget Highlights

53%Public Works
17% Human Services
12% Woodingford Lodge
6% Paramedic Services
2% Library
2% Corporate Services
1% CAO
1% Planning
<1% Court Security
<1% Human Resources
7% General
(Includes Conservation Authorities, Public Health and General Taxation and Grants)

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