Ottawa’s city budget is the blueprint of how your tax dollars will be spent. It sets how the Corporation will balance revenue with expenditures to fund services that it provides – in an effective and efficient manner – to its residents.

The budget funds such services as emergency services (fire, police and paramedics), roads, parks and recreation, libraries and the buses that take residents to work and home.

  • Experience what it’s like to plan a municipal budget using our interactive tool. 


Understanding your City budget