Town of Georgina Budget - Your Budget, Your Say

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2021 Budget

Each year, the Town of Georgina passes a budget to determine how funds will be spent.
Council discusses the draft budget and listens to resident input during a series of meetings. 

Media release - Georgina Council approves 2021 budget - Dec.2, 2020
Media release - Have your say on Georgina's 2021 Budget - Sept. 1, 2020

2021 Draft operating and capital budget and 10-year capital forecast - Oct. 21, 2020

2021 Draft Budget Release Presentation - Oct 22, 2020

2021 Final Budget Cover Page
2021 Final Budget - Table of Contents
2021 Final Budget Tab 1 - Budget Summary
2021 Final Budget Tab 2 - Operations Infrastructure
2021 Final Budget Tab 3 - Recreation Culture
2021 Final Budget Tab 4 - Fire Rescue Services
2021 Final Budget Tab 5 - Development Services
2021 Final Budget Tab 6 - Human Resources
2021 Final Budget Tab 7 - Corporate Services
2021 Final Budget Tab 8 - Office of the Deputy CAO
2021 Final Budget Tab 9 - Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
2021 Final Budget Tab 10 - Office of the Mayor & Council
2021 Final Budget Tab 11 - Public Library
2021 Final Budget Tab 12 - Ten Year Capital Forecast
2021 Final Budget Tab 13 - Staffing Business Cases
2021 Final Budget Tab 14 - New Initiatives
2021 Final Budget Tab 15 - Capital Business Cases


By-law 2020-0083 Budget Adoption 2021

By-law 2020-0084 Sewer Service Rate 2021

By-law 2020-0085 Water Service Rate 2021

Council meetings 

Draft budget Council deliberations - Dec. 1, 2020

Financial policies, plans and studies

2016 Long Range Financial Plan

PDF icon Capital Carry Forward Policy

PDF icon Corporate Debt Management Policy

PDF icon Investment Policy

PDF icon Reserve Fund Policy Consolidation

PDF icon Surplus Deficit Policy

PDF icon Water and Wastewater Proposed Rates - 5 Years

PDF icon Water Financial Plan

Previous Municipal Budgets

2020 Municipal Budget
2019 Municipal Budget
2018 Municipal Budget
2017 Municipal Budget
2016 Municipal Budget
2015 Municipal Budget
2014 Municipal Budget
2013 Municipal Budget
2012 Municipal Budget
2011 Municipal Budget
2010 Municipal Budget
2009 Municipal Budget

Federal Tax Funding


What makes up the budget?

A municipality’s budget is made up of two parts:

Operating – spent on running Town facilities, programs and services

Capital – spent on building and repairing Town infrastructure, including roads, pipes and buildings

What funds the budget?

To fund the operating and capital budgets in Georgina, annual revenues are generated. The main sources of revenue are property taxes, user fees and development charges.

Property taxes

Your property tax bill is divided between the Town of Georgina, York Region and the Province of Ontario for education. Georgina uses its portion of your taxes to pay for Town programs and services.

User fees and service charges

These are paid by residents and businesses when accessing certain services, such as recreation programs and permits.

Development charges

These are paid by developers and are used to help fund capital projects such as roads, pipes and recreation centres.

What do my taxes pay for?


Where do my taxes go?

Your property taxes are used to fund programs and services at the Town, regional and provincial level.

Town Services:

  • Animal services 
  • Fire and rescue services
  • Georgina Public Library
  • Licences and permits
  • Infrastructure replacement
  • Maintenance of Town facilities
  • Municipal law enforcement and by-laws
  • Office support and administration
  • Parks, sports field and beaches maintenance
  • Recreation and culture services
  • Roads services
  • Snow removal on local roads and sidewalks
  • Town planning and development
  • Waste collection

Regional Services:

  • Maintenance of main/major roads, sewers and bridges
  • Public health services
  • Regional planning and growth management
  • Regional waste disposal
  • Snow removal on regional roads
  • Social assistance
  • Social housing
  • Traffic planning on regional roads
  • York Regional Police         
  • York Region Transit and Viva services

Province of Ontario:

  • Education