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2019 Business Plan & Budget

The 2019 Draft Business Plan & Budget puts forward a total budget of $214.5 million, a decrease of $16.2 million over 2018. The levy, or amount raised through taxation, is proposed at $59.4 million for general purposes. If approved, the draft 2019 budget estimates that an average single family detached residential property valued at $263,813 would see municipal taxes increase by $20 for the year.

Download the 2019 Business Plan & Budget 

Council budget meetings

  • December 13, 2018 @ 9:00AM 
  • December 17, 2018 @ 9:00AM
  • January 9, 2019 @ 9:30AM: Budget presented for approval at regular Council meeting

Budget meetings take place in the Oxford County Council Chamber at 21 Reeve Street in Woodstock and are open to the public.

About the Oxford County budget and tax levy

Oxford County's fiscal year is from January 1 to December 31. The annual budget planning process is led by each new Council’s strategic plan priorities for the term, providing direction for setting goals, objectives and initiatives.
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. For more information, see the Oxford County infographic, "Your Tax Dollars Explained."

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.

Where are your dollars spent?