Where the money goes

Kelowna is a vibrant, growing city where your tax dollars help create an active, inclusive and safe community, strong economy, clean, healthy environment, and resilient, well-managed infrastructure. It has become a place where 94 per cent of residents say their quality of life in Kelowna is good or very good and 84 per cent say they receive good value for their taxes (2017 Citizen Survey).

What your tax dollars pay forWhat do your tax dollars pay for?

Your municipal tax dollars pay for a wide variety of projects and services, from Police and Fire services to waste collection and disposal, and transit to active living and cultural services.

About a quarter (26 per cent) of the City's funding for 2018 will come from property taxes . The remainder of City funding comes from other sources , such as reserves & surplus, fees & charges, and borrowing.