Durham Budget 2022

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Thank you to everyone who participated in Durham Region's virtual 2022 Budget Town Hall. A recording of the event is now available! View a copy of the presentation here.

To learn more about how you can get involved, or to submit a question please email budgets@durham.ca.


Overview

Through the annual budget the Region invests in our community to ensure that Durham is the best place in Ontario to work and live.

The Region of Durham provides a wide range of programs and services to a growing and diverse community of residents and businesses. The Region's business planning and budget process reflects our commitment to provide quality programs and services within a framework of financial stability and transparency.

To learn more about this year’s Business Plans and Budgets – or to view editions from prior years – please follow the links here.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Durham Region's virtual 2022 Budget Town Hall. A recording of the event is now available! View a copy of the presentation here.

To learn more about how you can get involved, or to submit a question please email budgets@durham.ca.


Overview

Through the annual budget the Region invests in our community to ensure that Durham is the best place in Ontario to work and live.

The Region of Durham provides a wide range of programs and services to a growing and diverse community of residents and businesses. The Region's business planning and budget process reflects our commitment to provide quality programs and services within a framework of financial stability and transparency.

To learn more about this year’s Business Plans and Budgets – or to view editions from prior years – please follow the links here.

  • How is the Budget developed each year?

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    The annual Business Plans and Budget outlines the cost of delivering essential Regional programs and services and ensures resource allocations are aligned with Regional Council’s strategic objectives and meet service, infrastructure and legislative requirements within a framework of financial stability and transparency.


    To learn more check out this short video detailing how the Budget is prepared here.


  • What is the difference between the property tax supported and water and sanitary sewerage systems budgets?

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    The Region prepares two budgets annually. The first is for services funded by property taxes, which presents the operating and capital funding requirements for the following Regional services:

    • Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS)
    • Durham Region Transit (DRT)
    • Regional roads and bridges
    • Solid waste management
    • Social services including social housing, social assistance, children’s services, family services and long-term care and services for seniors
    • Public health and paramedic services
    • Planning and economic development
    • Emergency management
    • 9-1-1 services

    The second is for water and sanitary sewer services which are billed on a consumption basis to customers who are connected to the municipal systems. These services are user rate supported and are not funded from Regional property taxes.

    To learn more about this year’s Business Plans and Budgets – or to view editions from prior years – please follow the links here.

  • How are property taxes calculated?

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    The amount of Regional property taxes collected from each property owner depends on the current assessed value of the property for the type of property as determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and the municipal tax rates established by Regional Council through the annual Business Plans and Budget.

    To learn more about this process please follow the link here.

  • How is the Region spending our property tax dollars?

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    The Region of Durham – through the Property-Tax Supported Business Plans and Budgets - provides a wide range of programs and services to a growing and diverse community of residents and businesses that support public health, a clean environment, paramedic and police services, access to social services, transit and an economic development plan that will continue to support jobs and growth for the Durham economy.

    To learn more about this year’s Business Plans and Budgets – or to view editions from prior years – please follow the links here.

  • What is the Region doing to support the recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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    The 2022 Regional Business Plans and Budget will continue to respond and address the ongoing fiscal impacts to the Region resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine rollout and recovery plan.


    In collaboration with community partners, local municipalities and the business community, the Region is working to address the challenges of the pandemic to recover from this crisis and build resiliency.

    To learn more about what the Region is doing please follow the link here.

Page last updated: 22 October 2021, 10:01