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Business plans & budgets

Oxford County Council approved the 2018 Business Plan and Budget on December 13, authorizing a total budget of $230.6 million for the 2018 fiscal year. This marks a decrease of $0.8 million (0.3%) over the 2017 budget.

The proposed budget also includes $60.8 million in total capital spending for property, roads, equipment and infrastructure, a decrease of $12.6 million (17.1%) over 2017.

To review budget documents, presentations to Council, and department business plans and budgets, visit the special budget website at www.oxfordcounty.ca/budget

Download the Final 2018 Business Plan & Budget Highlights package

Read the news release: County approves 2018 budget (Dec 18, 2017) 


Results from the 2018 Budget Survey


For the second year in a row, Oxford County took an interactive approach to the budget process by inviting residents to participate in an online survey to identify planning and service priorities for 2018. Thank you to everyone who participated. An overview of the results can be found in the budget survey infographic.

About the budget planning process

The County of Oxford 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. Oxford County's annual budget is 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 most of the public works infrastructure across the County, including bridges and highways, drinking water, wastewater, and garbage and recycling;                   
  • deliver social services, public health, 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.