2023 Business Plan & Budget

2023 Budget document cover

Oxford County Council approved the 2023 Business Plan and Budget on January 11, resulting in a $70.8 million general tax levy for the Oxford County share of property taxes (6.3% increase over 2022).

With the 2023 Budget, an average-valued residential property will pay about $36 more in property taxes for the year (3.5% increase over 2022).

Oxford County's share of municipal taxes supports road and bridge maintenance on County roads, paramedic services, social services and housing, provincial court, community planning, long-term care at Woodingford Lodge, the County library system (except in Woodstock) and more. Oxford County’s total budget to deliver programs and services in 2023 is $308.3 million.

Read the full 2023 Approved Business Plan and Budget here.

Read the news release


2023 Budget process

Oxford County's 2023 budget process began November 23, 2022. Special budget meetings took place:

 For more information, visit Speak Up, Oxford! 

 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.