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Budget and Financial Monitoring

The Budget Process 

The budget represents the vision of Essex County Council. It is the financial plan to deliver current municipal services and meet the needs of the future. The County's budget includes both operating and capital requirements for the year.

The budget process begins in August as guidelines and deadlines are set. We work with each department to build draft budgets which get reviewed individually and within the overall plan. The corporate budget is then brought to County Council for review and adoption.

2018 Budget Deliberations 

The 2018 Budget will be considered by County Council at 4:00 PM in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Essex County Civic Centre, 360 Fairview Avenue W., Essex on December 6, 2017. The Agenda for December 6, 2017 will be posted on the County of Essex website prior to the meeting.

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2018 Proposed County of Essex Budget (Available Tuesday, November 28, 2017)

2017 Budget 

The 2017 Budget was considered by County Council on February 1, 2017, and adopted with no changes. An overview and interpretation of the economic pressures and risks that were considered in developing the 2017 Budget is contained in the Treasurer's 2017 Budget Overview, found at the beginning of the 2017 Budget document. 

2017 Final County of Essex Budget

Financial Monitoring

Throughout the year, the Treasurer will analyze and report on how the County's operations are progressing compared to budget. This projection report is used by County Council and department heads to make informed decisions on whether service plans need mid-year adjustments.