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City Budgets


Each year the City of Vaughan passes a budget to determine how funds will be spent. The Finance, Administration and Audit Committee discusses the draft budget and listens to resident input during a series of meetings. After that, it goes to a Special Council Meeting for Council approval.

Watch Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua discuss how the City of Vaughan is demonstrating respect for your hard-earned tax dollars.

How your tax dollars are spent

Your property tax bill is divided between the City of Vaughan, York Region and the Province of Ontario. Here is a breakdown of how the funds are divided:

The portion that goes to Vaughan is used to fund more than 200 City services and programs. This is how your tax dollars are divided among City departments:
  • 25% goes to fire to help keep residents safe
  • 21% goes to Public Works to maintain street and traffic lights, and clear roads during the winter
  • 9% goes to Recreation for swimming, dance and other classes
  • 9% goes to Parks to keep parks and play equipment clean and accessible
  • 5% goes to waste management to collect waste and recycling
Learn more about the budget.

 Contact Information


Budgeting and Financial Planning Department


Vaughan City Hall
Level 300
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1

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