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Annual online survey is your chance to share your service and funding priorities for the upcoming budget year

Budget survey 2025 graphicNo matter where you live in Oxford County, the 2025 Budget survey is your chance to have a say on which services should be a priority in the coming budget year.

The survey takes only 5-10 minutes to complete. Information collected from the budget survey will help participating municipalities know how well their services are understood, how they are valued, and which ones are a priority for residents. 

Residents who live in Blandford-Blenheim, East Zorra-Tavistock, Ingersoll, Norwich, South-West Oxford, Tillsonburg and Zorra are asked about local area municipal services, such as fire services, building and drainage services, parks and recreation, by-law enforcement and more.

Residents from all eight of Oxford’s municipalities are asked through the survey about services provided by Oxford County, such as long-term care at Woodingford Lodge, paramedic services, human (social) services, water and wastewater, community planning and others.

Each participating municipality receives and reviews its own survey results to help plan 2025 budgets.

The 2025 Budget survey is open now until August 30, 2024. To take the survey visit Speak Up, Oxford! at www.oxfordcounty.ca/speakup.


Quick facts

  • Municipal property taxes collected from Oxford County residents are distributed to their local area municipality (township, town or city), Oxford County, and the local schoolboard designated by the homeowner according to the education tax rate set by the Government of Ontario.
  • Funding for municipal programs and services comes from a range of sources, including funding from federal and provincial governments as well as user fees and charges, which are special fees for bag tags, recreation, transit, water and wastewater, etc. set through by-laws from each council.
  • Oxford County’s special budget meetings for 2025 take place on November 20 and November 25, 2024, with deliberation of the budget taking place at the regular County Council meeting on December 11, 2024.