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2019 Business Plan & Budget

Oxford County Council approved the 2019 Business Plan and Budget at $220.9 million at its January 9 meeting, resulting in a general levy of $59.4 million, a County library levy of $4.0 million and a court security levy of $0.1 million for an overall 6.0% increase in the tax levy over 2018. Read the news release

Download the Draft 2019 Business Plan & Budget 
Please check back soon for the final 2019 Business Plan & Budget document
 

About the Oxford County budget and tax levy

Oxford County's fiscal year is from January 1 to December 31. The annual budget planning process is led by each new Council’s strategic plan priorities for the term, providing direction for setting goals, objectives and initiatives.
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. Oxford County's annual budget is 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?