The interactive Citizen Budget Tool has closed. For more information on the budget, including ways to provide your input, please visit our website. Feel free to explore the tool as much as you wish.
This year, the City of Ottawa is taking an interactive approach to help inform residents about the budget. This online simulated budget tool will help you better understand how your tax dollars are spent. It’s an opportunity to express your views on how residential tax dollars will be used in next year’s budget and to make the decisions City staff and Council face when developing and approving the annual budget.
The simulation is based on urban residential tax rates and does not reflect other tax classes. For more information on the different tax classes please visit our website.
Several City services are excluded from this exercise, specifically Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Services, which are paid through your water bill.
The 2017 simulated budget exercise is a pilot project. The feedback received is not statistically valid and will not directly inform the creation of the proposed budget. Community feedback/results will be provided to Council during the budget process.
We welcome your comments at the end of the survey to explain your choices or to give us general feedback.
*Please jump to section "Property Tax Breakdown - Preference Summary" to view the following information in table format