2015 Budget 

City Budget 2015

What it means to you and your property taxes

Brantford City Council has passed the 2015 Budget. The tax increase will be 1.88% per cent on the 2015 residential property tax bill. This increase represents both the municipal and educational taxes. In 2015, a homeowner with an average assessed property value of $228,000 will pay approximately $3,197.56 in total property taxes of which an estimated 14.6% is allocated to education and 85.4% to municipal services that improve our quality of life every day.

Graph shows Educational taxes 14.6% and Municipal taxes 85.4%

What your municipal taxes pay for?

The City pays for long-term care facilities, social services programs and service for those in need, transit, roads, sidewalks, libraries, community centres, pools, arenas, parks, playgrounds, and emergency services including police, fire and ambulance. Costs include both day-to-day operations (Operating) as well as investments (Capital) in the infrastructure required to deliver the programs and services provided by the City.


Operating Expense Breakdown per Tax Dollar collected
Police 23.4%
Police 23.4%
Fire 12.9%
Fire 12.9%
Parks and Recreation 7.9%
Parks & Recreation 7.9%
Social Housing 7.2%
Social Housing 7.2%
Public Works-Operational 6.4%
Public Works-Operational 6.4%
Corporate Finance 6.1%
Corporate Finance 6.1%
Transit Services 4.3%
Transit Services 4.3%
Ontario Works 4.3%
Ontario Works 4.3%
Library 3.3%
Library 3.3%
Ambulance 2.5%
Ambulance 2.5%
Engineering Services 2.4%
Engineering Services 2.4%
Finance 2.2%
Finance 2.2%
IT Services 2.0%
IT Services 2.0%
Health Unit 1.8%
Health Unit 1.8%
Facilities and Asset 1.7%
Facilities & Asset 1.7%
John Noble Home 1.7%
John Noble Home 1.7%
Waste Services 1.4%
Waste Services 1.4%
Planning 1.2%
Planning 1.2%
Economic Development 1.1%
Economic Development 1.1%
City Clerk 1.1%
City Clerk 1.1%
Human Resources 1.1%
Human Resources 1.1%
CAO 0.8%
CAO 0.8%
Child Care 0.7%
Child Care 0.7%
Property Standards 0.5%
Property Standards 0.5%
St. Joseph's Lifecare 0.5%
St. Joseph's Lifecare 0.5%
Sanderson Centre 0.5%
Sanderson Centre 0.5%
Legal & Real Estate 0.4%
Legal & Real Estate 0.4%
City Council 0.4%
City Council 0.4%
Stormwater Maintenance 0.2%
Stormwater Maintenance 0.2%
     

2015 Capital Infrastructure Expense

2015 Capital Infrastructure Expense Chart
Percent Budget
25% Full Corridor Reconstruction
20% Water
7% Wastewater
6% Buildings & Facilities
6% Other
6% Parks & Recreation
6% Transit
5% Fleet
5% Streetlighting, Traffic & Parking
3% Police
3% Technical Studies
2% Child Care
2% Housing
2% Road Restoration & Resurfacing
2% IT Services
2015 Capital Budget Distribution

2014 Operating & Capital Budgets and 10-Year Capital Forecast

Council approved the 2014 Operating Budget, 2014 Capital Budget, and 10-Year Capital Forecast on January 27, 2014. 

Click to view Financial Statements, Reports & Budget Documents