The Town of Olds strives to engage citizens when planning the future of our community. To help us understand your priorities on various municipal services we invite you to use this interactive budget simulator.
We've included charts, links and background information to help you throughout the consultation. This survey will use the average 2017 property value in Olds which is $317,310 to determine tax distribution but you can also view how your tax dollars are spent by entering your own property assessment value which will automatically update the charts. Your property assessment value can be found on your Property Tax & Assessment Notice or you can do a property search which allows you to view basic assessment information relating to any residential property in the Town.
The results of this survey will be reviewed by Administration and Town Council to guide budget deliberations and to assist with future planning. The survey is open until October 24th, 2017 and results will be available at www.olds.ca.
This affects you and we sincerely appreciate and thank you for participating!
67% of your total property tax bill is paid to the Town of Olds to support local municipal services. Although the Town is responsible for collecting property tax, 33% of our property taxes are remitted to the provincial government to fund education and seniors housing.
Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Collection services are not supported by taxes. This includes Curbside Rollout Services, as well as Water and Sanitary Sewer Services which are fully funded through utility rates.
The focus of the Citizen Budget tool is on municipal services offered by the Town of Olds which are supported through the municipal portion of your property taxes.