City of Stratford 2020 Budget Survey

The City of Stratford is currently preparing its 2020 budget, and would like to hear from citizens about their priorities for the coming year, and what they would like to see included in the budget.

Your input and contribution to the 2020 budget process will assist City Council in making important decisions for our community in the coming months.

Here are some numbers to consider before completing the survey:

The 2019 budget reflected an overall levy increase of 2.99% on the municipal portion of the tax bill. For a residential property owner with a single family detached home assessed at $298,634, the increase meant an additional $109.89 in municipal taxes, compared to the previous year.

For 2020, the base operating budget shows an increase of approximately 3.5%. That’s a starting point, and will likely change depending on City Council’s deliberations over the coming weeks, as well as the submission of remaining budgets from outside agencies and shared services with the County of Perth and the Town of St. Marys.

Background information on the 2020 capital and operating budgets is available on the City website at

In addition to this online form, you may also email your comments directly to or phone us at 519-271-0250 ext. 202.

The personal information you may choose to provide to City of Stratford is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used by Corporate Services staff and City Council for the purpose of 2020 budget consultation, and other related administrative purposes.

Questions regarding the collection and use of this information may be made to the City Clerk, P.O.Box 818, Stratford, ON, N5A 6W1 or by telephone 519-271-0250 ext. 235 during business hours.

If you require this document in an alternate format, contact City Hall at 519-271-0250 ext 237 or TTY at 519-271-5241 or e-mail the Clerk’s office.