As with all municipalities, the City of Burlington strives to strike the right balance for its residents: maintaining existing services, programs and infrastructure and providing new services, while minimizing tax increases. In a climate of increasing costs, this can be a challenge. Burlington's residential property taxes remain below the group average when compared to similar homes in municipalities across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Most of the city's budgeted revenue comes from property taxes. For a concise breakdown of the city's current budget, visit our budget page.
The pages in this section provide valuable information on how the budget works, the city's long term financial plan, financial statements, the municipal performance measures program and public sector salary disclosure.