The Finance Department is responsible for the budget process, including the Current (Operating), Capital and Reserves Budgets, and Fees for Services. This financial plan gives staff the guidelines and direction to allocate resources and provide services and infrastructure.
Detailed draft budget documents are prepared annually and provided to Council. These documents are made available to the public at the beginning of November; citizens are then given opportunity to provide budget input to Council during the Budget Input and Grants Council meeting. The 2023 Budget Input and Grant Session was held December 12, 2022.
Any citizen, group, or organization who wished to make a presentation on the 2023 Budget could do so during the Public Input and Grants Session meeting.
Council deliberated and approved a budget to fund the core services our citizens rely on at service levels they expect for a high quality of life, to support economic innovation, and to make investments in our community’s future to support revitalization and growth.
The 2023 Budget Deliberation meeting was held on January 10, 2023. The final 2023 Budget was approved on January 16, 2023.
2023 Approved Budget Documents
2023 Draft Budget Documents
2023 Proposed Fees for Services
Fees for Services are the fees for various programs and services charged by City of Sarnia departments.
2023 Budget Highlights
The Draft Budget Highlights document is created annually to provide a high-level overview of the budget process, aspects of the budget, and the proposed changes for the following year.
2023 Draft Budget Highlights – Updated November 30
2023 Draft Budget Highlights – Released November 4, 2022
November 21, 2022 – Budget Presentation to Council
The City of Sarnia is committed to working towards achieving a fully accessible website. While we make every effort to keep website content accessible to all visitors there may be certain documents and information that are not available in an accessible format. Please contact the Accessibility Coordinator at 519-332-0330 extension 3307 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in obtaining an accessible document.