2023 Business Plan & Budget

2023 Budget document cover Oxford County's 2023 budget process begins November 23, 2022, when County Council receives the draft budget document. The County's budget meetings are open to the public and take place:

The 2023 Business Plan and Budget will be presented for final review and approval at the regular County Council meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.

Download the 2023 Draft Business Plan and Budget

Read the news release: Oxford County releases 2023 Draft Budget  

 

Learn more

Visit the 2023 Budget Speak Up, Oxford! page to: 

  • download budget presentations
  • watch recordings of budget meetings
  • ask a question
  • submit a comment

 To download Council agendas for special budget meetings, see the Council section of the website. 

 

Submit a comment or question now

 

 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. 

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.