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2022 Business Plan & Budget

Updated October 4, 2020 

2022 Budget Survey results

Between June 9 and August 31, 2021, a total of 596 people took part in the 2022 Budget Survey. Your feedback told us that housing, garbage and recycling, and long-term care were highest on your list of priorities for services delivered by Oxford County.

You also told us that roads and bridges, paramedic services (ambulance), and community planning are services you want to continue to maintain at their current levels.

Of those who responded to the survey, 75% said they received "fair" or "good" value for their Oxford County tax dollars.


2022 Business Plan & Budget

The full 2022 Business Plans & Budget documents will be posted to this webpage on November 10, 2021. Please check back after that date. 

Special County Council budget meetings take place:

Wednesday, November 17 – 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 24 – 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The budget will be presented for approval at the regularly scheduled County Council meeting taking place Wednesday, December 8 at 9:30 a.m. 


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.

Oxford County is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Get updates at