How does the City calculate property taxes?
Guelph’s annual budget is just one part of your property tax bill. Property taxes are calculated based on the value of a property, Provincial taxes, (to fund education) and Municipal taxes (to fund Police Fire and Ambulance Service, Roads, Sidewalks, Transit, Parks, Trails, Museums, Recreation Centres, Libraries, and all City programs and services).
This short video from the Niagara Region explains the relationship between property values and property taxes.
Where do your taxes go?
Here’s how municipal taxes are distributed to City departments and the County of Wellington to deliver local programs and services
|Transit, Parking and Road Maintenance||$488|
|Wellington County shared services
(Public Health, Ontario Works,
social housing, and child care)
|Fire and Emergency Services||$454|
|Capital Projects and Investments||$303|
|Parks Recreation and Culture||$287|
|Planning and Economic Development||$63|
|Mayor, City Council and
Chief Administration Officer
How does Guelph compare?
The municipal study by BMA Management Consulting looks at 86 cities across Ontario, and shows how Guelph compares to other municipalities when it comes to property values, municipal taxes and more.2013 BMA Municipal Study 2012 BMA Municipal Study
Learn more about BMA Management Consulting at bmaconsult.com
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