Each year the City of Vaughan passes a budget to determine how funds will be spent. The budget is made up of three parts:
- Operating budget – funds running City facilities, programs and services, such as recreation programs, waste collection and snow clearing
- Capital budget – funds building and repairing City infrastructure, including roads, pipes and buildings
- Water and wastewater/stormwater budgets – funds the City’s water, wastewater and stormwater systems
In order to fund the budgets, annual revenues are generated. The main sources of revenue are property taxes, user fees and development charges.
Your property tax bill is divided between the City of Vaughan, York Region and the Province of Ontario.
In Vaughan, your tax dollars are used to fund more than 200 City services and programs. This is how your tax dollars are divided among City departments.