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Budget and Finance

The Town of Amherstburg is responsible for managing and investing the tax dollars collected to meet the needs of this community as well as addressing the priorities in our strategic plan.

Budget

The Town of Amherstburg prepares an annual budget that is approved by Council. The budget covers the entire town's operational area, including engineering and public works, fire service, police service, economic and community services, to name a few.

Each year, town council approves a budget that is made up of the following:

  • Operating - The income in this budget is primarily from property taxes and user fees. The budget covers the day-to-day expenses of the town for municipal services and programs. Some examples are road maintenance and repairs, snow removal, tourism and community services and programming, by-law enforcement, fire and police services.
  • Capital - The income in this budget can be from property taxes, reserves, development charges, debt, grants and co-share with others, such as the county or developers. The budget covers municipal projects related to new assets or rehabilitates existing ones, including roads, sewers, watermains, bridges, fleet replacements and more.