Draft Budget 2020

It's your city and your budget, so we want to hear from you! Your feedback helps inform the City’s budget priorities and contributes to decisions about investments in services that you want and need.

How the City budget works

Watch a short video and learn the basics of how the City budget works.

For more information on understanding the City budget, visit https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/budget/understanding-your-city-budget.

Have your say

Share your feedback:

  • Submit a question below
  • Submit your feedback using the budget allocation tool below
  • Fill out the budget survey below
  • Submit your ideas to your Ward Councillor
  • Follow and communicate

It's your city and your budget, so we want to hear from you! Your feedback helps inform the City’s budget priorities and contributes to decisions about investments in services that you want and need.

How the City budget works

Watch a short video and learn the basics of how the City budget works.

For more information on understanding the City budget, visit https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/budget/understanding-your-city-budget.

Have your say

Share your feedback:

  • Submit a question below
  • Submit your feedback using the budget allocation tool below
  • Fill out the budget survey below
  • Submit your ideas to your Ward Councillor
  • Follow and communicate with us on Facebook and Twitter @ottawacity, using the hashtag #ottbudget
  • Call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). Rural residents call 613-580-2400.

City services and standing committee reporting structure

City ServicesDepartment NameStanding Committee Name
Affordable Housing
Community and Social Services Department
Planning Committee
Office of the Auditor General
Office of the Auditor General
Audit Committee
Building Code Services
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Planning Committee
By-Law & Regulatory Services
Emergency and Protective Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
CFO & Treasurer and Business Support Services
Finance Services Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Children's Services
Community and Social Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, and Business Support Services - Finance Services Department
Finance Services
Finance & Economic Development Committee
City Clerk
City Clerk
Finance & Economic Development Committee
City Manager's Office
City Manager's Office
Finance & Economic Development Committee
City Solicitor Office
Innovative Client Services Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Committee of Adjustment
External Boards and Agencies
Specific Board/Agency meeting
Community Recreation & Cultural Programs
Recreation, Culture and Facility Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
Corporate Finance
Finance Services Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Corporate Real Estate Office
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Crime Prevention
External Boards and Agencies
Specific Board/Agency meeting
City Wide Programs, Aquatics, & Specialized Services
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Depoartment
Community and Protective Services Committee
Development Review Process (Rural)
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee
Economic Development and Long Range Planning
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Elected Officials
Elected Officials
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Facility Operations Service
Recreation, Culture and Facility Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
Fire Services
Emergency and Protective Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
Fleet Services
Innovative Client Services Department
Transportation Committee
Forestry
Public Works and Environmental Services Department
Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management- Tax Supported
General Manager & Business Support Services- Emergency & Protective Services
Emergency and Protective Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
General Manager & Business Support Services- Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
General Manager & Business Support Services- Recreation Culture and Facility Services
Recreation Culture and Facility Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
General Manager & Business Support- Services Social Services
Community and Social Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
Housing
Community and Social Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
Human Resources
Innovative Client Services Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Information Technology Services
Innovative Client Services Department
IT Sub Committee
Infrastructure Services
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management-Tax Supported
Light Rail Planning and Implementation Program
Transportation Services Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Long Range Planning
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Planning Committee
Long Term Care
Community and Social Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
Non Departmental
Finance Services Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Office of the Auditor General
Office of the Auditor General
Audit Committee
Ottawa Police Service
External Boards & Agencies
Specific Board/Agency meeting
Ottawa Public Health
External Boards & Agencies
Specific Board/Agency meeting
Ottawa Public Library
External Boards & Agencies
Specific Board/Agency meeting
Paramedic Service
Emergency and Protective Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
Parking Services
Transportation Services Department
Transportation Committee
Parks
Public Works and Environmental Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
Parks & Facilities Planning
Recreation Culture and Facility Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
Partner and Stakeholder Initiatives
Community and Social Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
Payroll
Finance Services Department
Finance and Economic Development Committee
Planning Services
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Planning Committee
Public Information and Media Relations
Innovative Client Services Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Public Policy Development - Emergency and Protective Services
Emergency and Protective Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
Revenue Services
Finance Services Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Resiliency and Natural Systems Policy
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management-Tax Supported
Right of Way, Heritage and Urban Design
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Planning Committee
Roads Services
Transportation Services Department
Transportation Committee
Rural Affairs
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development
Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
Security & Emergency Management
Emergency and Protective Services Department
Community & Protective Services Committee
Service Ottawa
Innovative Client Services Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Service Transformation
Innovative Client Services Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Social Services
Community and Social Services Department
Community & Protective Services
Solid Waste Services
Public Works & Environmental Services Department
Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management-Tax Supported
Stormwater Services
Public Works & Environmental Services Department
Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management-Rate Supported
Supply Services
Finance Services Department
Finance & Economic Development Committee
Traffic Services
Transportation Services Department
Transportation Committee
Transit
Transportation Services Department
External Boards & Agencies
Transportation Planning
Transportation Services Department
Transportation Committee
Water Services
Public Works and Environmental Services Department
Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management-Rate Supported
Wastewater Services
Public Works & Environmental Services Department
Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management-Rate Supported

For more information visit https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/budget.

  • Budget Allocation

    26 days ago

  • Explanation of the budget allocation tool

    25 days ago

    The Budget Allocation Tool provides you an opportunity to express your views on how residential tax dollars will be used in the 2020 Budget and to see the impact of the decisions that City staff and Council face when developing and approving the annual budget.

    The tool depicts what Ottawa residents spent on city services in 2019 based on $1,000 in property taxes. The spending section allows you to increase or decrease the amount of money that is spent on various city services according to what you think the allocations should be in the 2020 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.

    Some of the categories and sub-categories cannot be adjusted as these rates are fixed and City Council has very limited or no control over these items (Provincial Education, Conservation Authorities, Municipal Property Tax Corporation, Capital Financing). Additionally, water, Wastewater and Stormwater Services, which are paid through your water bill, are excluded from this exercise.

    As one component to the City’s overall budget public consultation process, feedback and results from this budget simulator tool will be provided to Council up to the time that the draft budget is tabled on 06 November 2019.

    Thank you for your participation!

    The Budget Allocation Tool provides you an opportunity to express your views on how residential tax dollars will be used in the 2020 Budget and to see the impact of the decisions that City staff and Council face when developing and approving the annual budget.

    The tool depicts what Ottawa residents spent on city services in 2019 based on $1,000 in property taxes. The spending section allows you to increase or decrease the amount of money that is spent on various city services according to what you think the allocations should be in the 2020 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.

    Some of the categories and sub-categories cannot be adjusted as these rates are fixed and City Council has very limited or no control over these items (Provincial Education, Conservation Authorities, Municipal Property Tax Corporation, Capital Financing). Additionally, water, Wastewater and Stormwater Services, which are paid through your water bill, are excluded from this exercise.

    As one component to the City’s overall budget public consultation process, feedback and results from this budget simulator tool will be provided to Council up to the time that the draft budget is tabled on 06 November 2019.

    Thank you for your participation!