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June 18, 2018
2019 Budget

Learn more about the 2019 Business Plan and Budget

Special budget meetings

December 2018

The 2019 Draft Business Plan & Budget puts forward a total budget of $214.5 million, a decrease of $16.2 million over 2018. The levy, or amount raised through taxation, is proposed at $59.4 million for general purposes.

If approved, the draft 2019 budget estimates that an average single family detached residential property valued at $263,813 wiould see municipal taxes increase by $20 for the year. Download the 2019 Business Plan & Budget or read more about the document on the business plan and budgets page.

Oxford County Council will be meeting to discuss the 2019 Draft Business Plan & Budget on the following dates:

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. - )

Budget meetings take place in the Oxford County Council Chamber at 21 Reeve Street in Woodstock and are open to the public.

Budget survey results

October 2018

July 2018 through August 2018, Oxford County sourced input on the 2019 budget from the public. 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 Result

See a summary of the findings from the 2019 Budget Survey

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.

Submit a comment

Not able to complete the survey but still interested in asking a question or sharing your thoughts? Use the online comment form to give your feedback.

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