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Preparation of the Municipality of Port Hope's budget is among the most important tasks for Council each year. The process is a lengthy one as the budget provides a foundation to meet the public service needs of our residents and to make decisions on municipal infrastructure. The goal is to provide quality service while maintaining property taxes at a reasonable and affordable level.

Operating and Capital Budget Process

Typically the annual proposed Budget is presented to Budget Committee. As a result of the declaration of a state of emergency by the Province of Ontario due to the COVID-19 pandemic Budget Committee meetings have been cancelled. Items that were previously presented to Budget Committee are now being brought forward to Finance Committee.

The annual proposed Budget is presented to Finance Committee typically at the beginning of December. Finance Committee debates on items to be included in the Budget over two full day sessions. We encourage public participation in the draft budget process. After Finance Committee finalizes the draft budget it is presented to Council for final approval typically at the end of December.

Finance Committee meetings are open to the public, advertised in Northumberland News and on our website.

You can view previous Budget Committee meetings as early as 2016 on YouTube. You can also view the Agendas and Minutes through our Council Portal.

Contact the Finance Office for questions about the budget or budget process.

Operating and Capital Budgets

Our annual operating and capital budgets are an estimate of expenses and revenues. These expenses and revenues are associated with the services provided to our community.

Watch our short video to learn about how the Municipal budget is developed by staff each year: 

2021 Approved Budget

 2021 Approved Budget Overview - Approved December 15, 2020
 
 2021 Budget Overview 

2021 Operating and Capital Budget Media Release

2021 Operating and Capital Budget By-law 70-2020

2021 Operating and Capital Budget By-law 70-2020 Appendix A

2021 Operating and Capital Budget By-law 70-2020 Appendix B

 

 2021 Operating Budget
 

2021 Approved Operating Budget – CAO

2021 Approved Operating Budget – Community Development

2021 Approved Operating Budget – Corporate Facilities

2021 Approved Operating Budget – Corporate Services

2021 Approved Operating Budget – Council

2021 Approved Operating Budget – Finance & Human Resources

2021 Approved Operating Budget – Fire & Emergency Services

2021 Approved Operating Budget – Library

2021 Approved Operating Budget – Municipal Project Staff

2021 Approved Operating Budget – Non-Departmental

2021 Approved Operating Budget – Parks, Recreation & Culture

2021 Approved Operating Budget – Police

2021 Approved Operating Budget – Works and Engineering

 

 2021 Capital Budget
 

2021 Approved Capital Detail – Corporate Facilities

2021 Approved Capital Detail – Corporate Services

2021 Approved Capital Detail – Finance and Human Resources

2021 Approved Capital Detail – Fire & Emergency Services

2021 Approved Capital Detail – Library

2021 Approved Capital Detail – Parks, Recreation & Culture

2021 Approved Capital Detail – Police

2021 Approved Capital Detail – Works and Engineering – General

2021 Approved Capital Detail – Works and Engineering – Utilities



 2021 Community Grants
 2021 Community Grant Summary

 2021 Donations
 2021 Donation Summary


2021 Capital Projects Map

The interactive GIS map pinpoints the Capital projects in the 2021 budget. Click each project to learn more about its budget and details.

2020 Approved Budget 

 2020 Approved Budget  Overview - Approved December 17, 2020
 

2020 Budget Overview

2020 Operating Budget 
2020 Capital Budget
2020 Service Level Changes 

2020 Approved Service Level Changes

2020 Community Grants 
2020 Approved Community Grants Summary
2020 Donations 
2020 Approved Donation Summary

 

 

 2020 Approved Water and Wastewater Budget - Approved September 1, 2020

 Our Water and Wastewater page includes more information about your water and wastewater.

 

2020 Water and Wastewater Budget Overview

2020 Water and Wastewater Budget By-law 48/2020

2020 Operating Budget 

2020 Capital Budget

 

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More Financial Reports

You can visit our Financial Reports page to keep up to date with our financial information.

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Fees and Charges

Learn more about the Municipality of Port Hope's fees and charges.

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Property Taxes

Our Property Taxes page includes more information about your property taxes.

Donations and Community Grants

The Municipality of Port Hope offers a variety of ways to donate and community grants.

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Community Grants

Please visit our Community Grants page for information about our Community Grant program.

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Donations

Please visit our Donations page for information about our Donation process.