The Municipal Budget

The budget is more than just dollars and cents – it impacts you through the programs and services you receive and is one of the Township's most important strategic documents, serving as a guide for everything we do. Each time you enjoy a local park or beach, have your garbage and recycling collected, or use a recently plowed or repaired road, you are seeing your tax dollars at work.

It is South Frontenac's goal to provide a balance of services that improve the quality of life for our residents, while also ensuring we have the organizational capacity to deliver cost-effective services in a changing world.

The annual budget operationalizes the Township's Strategic Plan. It reflects:

  • What the community values,
  • What it wants to get done, and
  • Where it wants to be in the future.

2023 Municipal Budget Process

We are now seeking input from the public as we prepare the 2023 budget. You can provide input in a number of ways:

  • Go to the 2023 Municipal Budget Consultation page on and take the survey.
  • Members of the public can also register with Angela Maddocks, Clerk, to appear before Council or provide written or verbal comments at the December 13, 2022 Council meeting.
  • You can subscribe to the Budget Consultation page on for regular updates.
  • More information about the 2023 Budget, as well as updates, can be found on the Township's CivicWeb portal 

Past Budgets

2022 Municipal Budget

The 2022 Municipal Budget is in line with Council’s long-range financial plan which considers the Township’s ability to fund capital and operations over a 10-year period while observing strategic priorities and maintaining tax rate targets and reserve balances. 

Here are some of the initiatives outlined in the budget:

  • Gravel roads and asset management
  • Affordable housing
  • Short-term rentals
  • Shoreline protection
  • By-law enforcement
  • Enhanced recreation, parks & leisure
  • Continued organizational capacity-building

More information about the 2022 Budget, as well as updates, can be found on the Township's CivicWeb portal.

2021 Municipal Budget

At its regular meeting on January 26, 2021, South Frontenac Council approved its 2021 operating and capital budgets for the Township, adopting a financial plan for the year that maintains or enhances existing services, funds numerous capital projects and advances a number of priorities from Council’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan – all while delivering an average tax payer increase of 1.5%.

In keeping with its vision of being “Natural, Vibrant and Growing – a Progressive Rural Leader”, the 2021 budget continues the Township’s focus on modernizing its operations, investing in its infrastructure, addressing emerging needs such as housing and climate change, and showing regional leadership by offering new or enhanced services for our residents.

The final budget represents $36,700,009 in operating and capital expenditures and reserve transfers, requiring $20,615,543 to be raised from taxation. As a result, a property with the average assessed value of $271,013 will see an increase of $24.40 (1.5%) on their 2021 Township tax bill.

Previous Municipal Budgets - 2011-2020

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