The County of Peterborough sets their tax rate based on their budget. The County provides important services such as recycling collection, road maintenance of County roads, the Peterborough County/City Paramedics (PCCP), and more.
The Township sets the current year tax rates based on the approved annual budget.
Township taxes are used to fund services such as:
Fire, Police and Emergency Services
Parks and Recreation
Planning and Economic Development
Property Standards and By-Law Enforcement
Public Works and Road Maintenance
Waste Management (garbage collection is a user pay system in OSM Township)
Note: The Building Department is funded through building permit fees.
Please see our annual budget information for more information about how property taxes are used to fund these essential services.