2019 Budget

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On March 26, 2019, Burlington City Council approved the city’s 2019 operating budget with a 2.99 per cent increase in the city’s portion of property taxes.

Combined with tax increases from Halton Region and the boards of education, the overall tax increase is 1.94 per cent or $15.08 per $100,000 of a home’s current value assessment.

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Planning to help gather public input on the 2020 budget is underway. Please visit this page for more details soon.

On March 26, 2019, Burlington City Council approved the city’s 2019 operating budget with a 2.99 per cent increase in the city’s portion of property taxes.

Combined with tax increases from Halton Region and the boards of education, the overall tax increase is 1.94 per cent or $15.08 per $100,000 of a home’s current value assessment.

View infographic of new investments made in city services in 2019
View infographic of 2019 operating budget

Planning to help gather public input on the 2020 budget is underway. Please visit this page for more details soon.

  • Council approves 2019 Tax Levy Bylaw

    2 months ago

    Council approves 2019 Tax Levy Bylaw

    April 26, 2019—Burlington City Council approved the 2019 Tax Levy Bylaw at its meeting on April 25, 2019. The bylaw allows the City to bill 2019 property taxes and set payment due dates for final tax bills on June 20 and Sept. 20, 2019.

    The 2019 Tax Levy Bylaw reflects the budget processes of both the City and Halton Region. The province provides the education tax rates. The overall tax increase is 1.96 per cent or $15.08 for each $100,000 of urban residential assessment. Tax impacts will vary by property based on actual...

    Council approves 2019 Tax Levy Bylaw

    April 26, 2019—Burlington City Council approved the 2019 Tax Levy Bylaw at its meeting on April 25, 2019. The bylaw allows the City to bill 2019 property taxes and set payment due dates for final tax bills on June 20 and Sept. 20, 2019.

    The 2019 Tax Levy Bylaw reflects the budget processes of both the City and Halton Region. The province provides the education tax rates. The overall tax increase is 1.96 per cent or $15.08 for each $100,000 of urban residential assessment. Tax impacts will vary by property based on actual changes in the assessed value of the property relative to others.

    2018 and 2019 Urban Residential Property Taxes per $100,000 Current Value Assessment (CVA)

    Property Taxes

    2018

    2019

    City – General

    City – Hospital

    Subtotal City Purposes

    $ 325.41

    10.01

    $ 335.42

    $ 339.02

    6.43

    $ 345.45

    Region – General (incl. Waste Management)

    Region – Police

    Subtotal Region of Halton Purposes

    $ 172.75

    99.52

    $ 272.27

    $ 176.24

    101.08

    $ 277.32

    Education Purposes

    $ 161.00

    $ 161.00

    Total

    $ 768.69

    $ 783.77

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    Quick Facts

    • The City of Burlington collects property taxes for the City, Halton Region and the Halton district school boards. The total combined tax levy for all three entities is approximately $417 million. The City’s levy is $166 million; the City collects $134 million on behalf of Halton Region; and $117 million on behalf of the Halton district school boards. The taxes levied for Halton Region and the Halton district school boards are remitted to them.
    • The City of Burlington continues to provide an option for Burlington taxpayers to receive their property tax bills electronically through eposttm at www.epost.ca.
    • The City of Burlington has one of the lowest residential property taxes in the Greater Toronto Area while still providing excellent services and high resident satisfaction.
    • There is a phased reduction in the hospital tax levy as the City continues to meet our $60 million obligation.

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  • 2019 Operating Budget approved by City Council

    3 months ago

    Approved 2019 Operating Budget

    On March 25, 2019, Burlington City Council approved the city’s 2019 operating budget of $166.0 million, resulting in a city tax increase of 2.99% and an overal increase of 1.94% when combined with the Region of Halton and Boards of Education. A home assessed at $500,000 will see a tax increase of $75.40 for the year. Read the media release.


    Approved 2019 Operating Budget

    On March 25, 2019, Burlington City Council approved the city’s 2019 operating budget of $166.0 million, resulting in a city tax increase of 2.99% and an overal increase of 1.94% when combined with the Region of Halton and Boards of Education. A home assessed at $500,000 will see a tax increase of $75.40 for the year. Read the media release.


  • 2019 Capital Budget Approved by City Council

    4 months ago

    Burlington City Council approved the city’s 2019 capital budget of $96.4 million at its meeting on Feb. 25, 2019, with a 10-year program of $819.0 million.

    Seventy two per cent of the 10-year capital budget will be invested in renewing Burlington’s aging infrastructure in accordance with the renewal funding strategy outlined in the city’s Asset Management Plan.

    The approved budget also includes investments to improve public transit, including $1.9 million in funding to purchase of three new conventional buses.

    Read the Media Release - Approved 2019 Capital Budget.

    Burlington City Council approved the city’s 2019 capital budget of $96.4 million at its meeting on Feb. 25, 2019, with a 10-year program of $819.0 million.

    Seventy two per cent of the 10-year capital budget will be invested in renewing Burlington’s aging infrastructure in accordance with the renewal funding strategy outlined in the city’s Asset Management Plan.

    The approved budget also includes investments to improve public transit, including $1.9 million in funding to purchase of three new conventional buses.

    Read the Media Release - Approved 2019 Capital Budget.

  • 2019 Proposed Budget - Telephone Townhall Transcript and Audio

    4 months ago

    For those that missed the Mayor's Telephone Townhall on Feb. 7th, you can read the transcript. If you'd like to listen to the tonwhall, go to the "Document Library" on this page to find the audio file.

    For those that missed the Mayor's Telephone Townhall on Feb. 7th, you can read the transcript. If you'd like to listen to the tonwhall, go to the "Document Library" on this page to find the audio file.

  • Summary of 2019 Budget Engagement

    4 months ago

    On Feb. 21, 2019 Burlington City Council will review the report outlining the engagement done on the proposed 2019 budget. Read the full report here.

    The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers. Visit the City Calendar for more information or to watch it live.

    On Feb. 21, 2019 Burlington City Council will review the report outlining the engagement done on the proposed 2019 budget. Read the full report here.

    The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers. Visit the City Calendar for more information or to watch it live.

  • Burlington Open Budget

    5 months ago
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    The City of Burlington is committed to greater government accountability and financial transparency. This open budget application is designed to display the city's budget data in an accessible, easy-to-understand format using charts, tables and graphs.

    Take a look around!


    The City of Burlington is committed to greater government accountability and financial transparency. This open budget application is designed to display the city's budget data in an accessible, easy-to-understand format using charts, tables and graphs.

    Take a look around!