The budget is the financial plan that directs the flow of funds to programs and services in Dufferin County. Each year the County prepares a four year plan with the annual budget being approved by County Council.

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The budget incorporates all expenses anticipated within the year including all costs and revenues required to support the programs and services we provide. From road maintenance, internet and office supplies, to program specific costs that support Social Housing, Dufferin Oaks and the Museum of Dufferin to name a few. It also includes contributions to our capital asset fund.

The capital asset fund looks at all of the County assets including roads and bridges, vehicles and equipment, as well as buildings and their components. We look at our assets from a life-cycle costing viewpoint to determine when they will need to be replaced and the cost to do so. We spread the cost of replacing the asset over its life to ensure sufficient funds are available when it is ready for replacement.

2023 Budget
  • Budget Packages - click on a Committee link below to open the corresponding budget package.

    Budget Overview

    Infrastructure & Environmental Services  (Transportation – Operations and Engineering, Climate and Energy, Facilities, Waste Services, County Forest)

    General Government Services (Council, CAO, Clerk’s, Emergency Management, Communications, Information Technology, Finance, Procurement, Human Resources, Equity, Learning and Organizational Development, Health and Safety)

    Health & Human Services (Early Years and Child Care, Housing, Ontario Works and Employment, Dufferin Oaks Long Term Care Home, Community Support Services, McKelvie Burnside Village, Mel Lloyd Centre, Paramedics, Public Health)

    Community Development & Tourism (Building Services, Museum of Dufferin, Planning, Economic Development)



  • Treasurer's Presentation to Council - February 23, 2023 during the Special Meeting of Council

          Budget Overview

2022 Budget