Your 2022 County tax dollars explained

Your annual tax bill issued by your local municipality (city, town or township) includes costs for services provided by Oxford County, your local municipality, and your local school board.

No matter where you live in Oxford County, the tax rate you pay for Oxford County services is the same.

In 2022 a residential home valued at $250,000 by Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) will pay about $86 a month – or $1,031 for the year – to maintain Oxford’s roads, waste facilities, emergency ambulance, public health services, social services, provincial court, municipal planning, long-term care at Woodingford Lodge, the County library system (except in Woodstock) and more.

In Oxford County, many of our residents also have water and/or wastewater services. Unlike other County services, these services do not receive revenues from property taxation and are fully funded by area-specific user rates.

By the numbers

For every $250,000 of assessed property value

Residential County tax

  • County  $940
  • Court Security  $1^
  • Library  $90**

Total  $1,031

How your residential property taxes are spent

  • Roads  $301
  • Woodingford Lodge $160
  • Human Services  $123
  • Paramedic Services $119
  • Other  $118*
  • Library  $90**
  • Waste Management  $40
  • Public Health $35
  • Conservation authorities $24
  • Facilities  $20
  • Court Security  $1^

Understanding the numbers (footnotes)

* Other County services include County Council, CAO’s Office, Tourism, Human Resources, Community Planning and Corporate Services (including Provincial Offences Court).
** County Library tax is not applied in Woodstock because Woodstock Public Library is not a part of the Oxford County Library system.
^ County court security tax is not applied to Woodstock as it is collected to subsidize court security costs incurred by the City’s police service for the Oxford County Court Houses located in the City.

2022 Tax Policy and Rates

2021 Tax Policy and Rates

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