The budget and your property taxes

The City of Vaughan is dedicated to providing the best value for your hard-earned dollars. Your property taxes are the primary source of funding for more than 200 of the City’s programs and services including fire and rescue, waste collection, snow removal and recreation programs, among others.

In 2015, residential property taxes will increase by 2.7 per cent, which represents an additional $34 per year or $2.87 per month on the average home in Vaughan assessed at $587,000.

The increase means the City can continue to provide quality services at the current service level and to meet the needs of the growing community.

Where your taxes go

Your property tax bill may come in a City of Vaughan envelope, but less than 30 per cent of your property taxes go to the City of Vaughan.

What your taxes pay for

In 2015, the City of Vaughan will spend $470 million on delivering programs and services, and building and maintaining City infrastructure (buildings, roads, pipes). This is how your tax dollars are divided among City departments.

For more information on the budget, visit, email or call 905-832-2281.



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