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Budget and Finance

Download the Approved 2021 Capital and Operating Budget


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.


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.

Reserves and Reserve Fund

The Town of Amherstburg discloses the status of Reserves and Reserve Funds in Schedule 3 to its audited financial statements on an annual basis.  The most recent financial statements are found HERE.

The Town also estimates the future status of Reserves and Reserve Funds in its annual budget.  The most recent budget is found HERE.

The 2017, 2018 Reserves and Reserve Funds Muncipal Comparatives and 2020 Budgeted Reserves and Reserve Funds HERE.