Draft 2023 Budget

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Public Consultation has concluded - thank you for your participation!

Each year, the City undergoes an extensive budget process to plan for the service, program, and infrastructure needs of the community.

Budget decisions can have a profound impact on our daily lives. This is why engaging the community is an important part of this process!

The first phase is reviewing and providing feedback, through the survey below, into the draft 2023 User Fee Schedule, which will be considered for approval at the January 23, 2023 Council Meeting.

2023 Draft User Fees

The City of Pickering depends on revenue from property taxes and user fees to provide quality City services and programs.

City services that benefit the community as a whole are funded through property taxes.

Examples of some services funded by property taxes include:

  • Fire Services
  • Snow Removal
  • Grass Cutting/Parks Maintenance

User fees are collected by municipalities to fund specific programs and services that provide direct benefits to an individual, group, or business, rather than the community as a whole. The user fees collected help recover the cost of delivering such services, and this means the direct recipient of the service pays for the service.

Examples of some services funded in part or whole by user fees include:

  • Building Permits
  • Planning & Development Applications
  • Dog & Cat Licensing
  • Use of Recreation Facilities

Essentially, if you are not using these types of services, you are not responsible for paying these user fees.

View the draft 2023 User Fee Schedule and provide your feedback by January 3, 2023! The draft 2023 User Fee Schedule will be considered for approval at the January 23, 2023 Council Meeting. 

Watch our short video: 

1. Complete the survey and provide your input into the draft 2023 User Fee Schedule, which will be considered for approval at the January 23, 2023 Council Meeting.

2. Attend or register to speak at the Executive Committee Meeting (budget deliberations) - April 13 & 14, 2023.

3. Attend or register to speak at the Council Meeting (where the 2023 Current and Capital Budgets and User Fees will be formally adopted) - April 24, 2023.

Each year, the City undergoes an extensive budget process to plan for the service, program, and infrastructure needs of the community.

Budget decisions can have a profound impact on our daily lives. This is why engaging the community is an important part of this process!

The first phase is reviewing and providing feedback, through the survey below, into the draft 2023 User Fee Schedule, which will be considered for approval at the January 23, 2023 Council Meeting.

2023 Draft User Fees

The City of Pickering depends on revenue from property taxes and user fees to provide quality City services and programs.

City services that benefit the community as a whole are funded through property taxes.

Examples of some services funded by property taxes include:

  • Fire Services
  • Snow Removal
  • Grass Cutting/Parks Maintenance

User fees are collected by municipalities to fund specific programs and services that provide direct benefits to an individual, group, or business, rather than the community as a whole. The user fees collected help recover the cost of delivering such services, and this means the direct recipient of the service pays for the service.

Examples of some services funded in part or whole by user fees include:

  • Building Permits
  • Planning & Development Applications
  • Dog & Cat Licensing
  • Use of Recreation Facilities

Essentially, if you are not using these types of services, you are not responsible for paying these user fees.

View the draft 2023 User Fee Schedule and provide your feedback by January 3, 2023! The draft 2023 User Fee Schedule will be considered for approval at the January 23, 2023 Council Meeting. 

Watch our short video: 

1. Complete the survey and provide your input into the draft 2023 User Fee Schedule, which will be considered for approval at the January 23, 2023 Council Meeting.

2. Attend or register to speak at the Executive Committee Meeting (budget deliberations) - April 13 & 14, 2023.

3. Attend or register to speak at the Council Meeting (where the 2023 Current and Capital Budgets and User Fees will be formally adopted) - April 24, 2023.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thank you for your feedback.

    Public Consultation has concluded - thank you for your participation!

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