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 2024 Budget Input and Grant Session will be held November 20, 2023

Any citizen, group, or organization who wishes to make a presentation on the 2024 Budget can do so during the Public Input and Grants Session meeting.

Council will deliberate in December to approve 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 2024 Budget Deliberation meeting will be held on December 5, 2023.

2024 Draft Budget Documents

To be released November 3, 2023

2024 Supplementary Budget Information – reports and municipal grant information
2024 Draft Capital & Reserves
2024 Draft Operating Budget

2024 Proposed Fees for Services
Fees for Services are the fees for various programs and services charged by City of Sarnia departments.

2024 Budget Highlights

To be released November 3, 2023

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.

2024 Draft Budget Highlights


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