RDOS Budget

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Draft Budget 2024

RDOS 2024-2028 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw 3053, 2024

Bylaw No. 3053, 2024, being a bylaw of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to establish the 2024-2028 Financial Plan, was read a second time on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

On Thursday, February 15, 2024, the Regional District hosted an electronic public meeting to provide information and gather feedback on Draft Budget 2024.

RDOS Draft Budget 2024 | Feb 15, 2024

Click here to view the RDOS Budget PowerPoint presentation for all participating members
(Feb. 15, 2024)


Budget presentations for individual electoral areas and municipalities are posted in the column on the right.

Electoral Area budget presentations:

Electoral Area "E" - Naramata
Sunday, February 25, 4:00 pm
Location: Naramata OAP Friendship Club, located adjacent to the Naramata Library on Ritchie Avenue at 3rd Street.

Hybrid RDOS Budget Overview
Thursday, February 15

Electoral Area "I"
Sunday, February 11

Electoral Area "F"
Tuesday, February 6

Electoral Area "D"
Friday, February 2

Electoral Area "E"
Saturday, January 20

Municipal council presentations:

Penticton
Tuesday, March 5, 1:00 pm
Penticton Council Chambers

Oliver
Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 pm
Oliver Council Chambers

Osoyoos
Tuesday, February 13, 9:00 am
Osoyoos Council Chambers

Princeton
Wednesday, February 7, 3:00 pm
Princeton Council Chambers

Summerland
Tuesday, February 6, 1:00 pm
Summerland Council Chambers

Keremeos
Monday, February 5, 4:30 pm
Keremeos Office Council Chambers


Budget Process
Draft Budget 2024 was reviewed by the RDOS Board at two workshops held on December 6 and December 14, 2023.

Draft Budget 2024 was read a first time on Thursday, January 18, 2024, during the RDOS Board of Directors meeting.

Click here to view the 2024-2028 Budget PowerPoint presentation (Jan. 18, 2024)

RDOS 2024-2028 Budget Presentation


Budget 2023

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 2023-2027 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2988, 2023, was read a third time as amended, and adopted during the March 2, 2023, Board of Directors meeting

Visit the news feed below for previous budget public engagement information and initiatives published on RDOS Regional Connections.


Finance Department
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen finance department is responsible for the preparation of the annual operating budget that establishes the tax rate for each service the Regional District provides. In addition to taxation, there are local services such as water, sewer and garbage which are funded through the use of user fees.

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of local governments.


Draft Budget 2024

RDOS 2024-2028 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw 3053, 2024

Bylaw No. 3053, 2024, being a bylaw of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to establish the 2024-2028 Financial Plan, was read a second time on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

On Thursday, February 15, 2024, the Regional District hosted an electronic public meeting to provide information and gather feedback on Draft Budget 2024.

RDOS Draft Budget 2024 | Feb 15, 2024

Click here to view the RDOS Budget PowerPoint presentation for all participating members
(Feb. 15, 2024)


Budget presentations for individual electoral areas and municipalities are posted in the column on the right.

Electoral Area budget presentations:

Electoral Area "E" - Naramata
Sunday, February 25, 4:00 pm
Location: Naramata OAP Friendship Club, located adjacent to the Naramata Library on Ritchie Avenue at 3rd Street.

Hybrid RDOS Budget Overview
Thursday, February 15

Electoral Area "I"
Sunday, February 11

Electoral Area "F"
Tuesday, February 6

Electoral Area "D"
Friday, February 2

Electoral Area "E"
Saturday, January 20

Municipal council presentations:

Penticton
Tuesday, March 5, 1:00 pm
Penticton Council Chambers

Oliver
Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 pm
Oliver Council Chambers

Osoyoos
Tuesday, February 13, 9:00 am
Osoyoos Council Chambers

Princeton
Wednesday, February 7, 3:00 pm
Princeton Council Chambers

Summerland
Tuesday, February 6, 1:00 pm
Summerland Council Chambers

Keremeos
Monday, February 5, 4:30 pm
Keremeos Office Council Chambers


Budget Process
Draft Budget 2024 was reviewed by the RDOS Board at two workshops held on December 6 and December 14, 2023.

Draft Budget 2024 was read a first time on Thursday, January 18, 2024, during the RDOS Board of Directors meeting.

Click here to view the 2024-2028 Budget PowerPoint presentation (Jan. 18, 2024)

RDOS 2024-2028 Budget Presentation


Budget 2023

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 2023-2027 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2988, 2023, was read a third time as amended, and adopted during the March 2, 2023, Board of Directors meeting

Visit the news feed below for previous budget public engagement information and initiatives published on RDOS Regional Connections.


Finance Department
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen finance department is responsible for the preparation of the annual operating budget that establishes the tax rate for each service the Regional District provides. In addition to taxation, there are local services such as water, sewer and garbage which are funded through the use of user fees.

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of local governments.


  • 2023 budget archive

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 2023-2027 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2988, 2023, was read a third time as amended, and adopted during the March 2, 2023, Board of Directors meeting

    On Thursday, February 16, 2023, the Board gave second reading to RDOS 2023-2027 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2988.

    On Thursday, January 5, 2023, the Board gave first reading to RDOS 2023-2027 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2988.

    RDOS 2023-2027 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2988 (Draft Budget 2023 at second reading)

    RDOS 2023-2027 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2988 (Draft Budget 2023 at first reading)

    2023 Tax Requisition using 2023 Completed Roll (Jan. 13, 2023)

    Community consultation closed Friday, February 17, 2023.


    The Regional District does not directly collect taxes. The Provincial Government Agents office is responsible for the collection of taxes in the rural areas of British Columbia. Municipalities collect the regional district taxes directly from citizens within their boundaries.

    Certain local services are not included in this list as they do not extend over the entire electoral area. Examples of these types of services are fire protection, sterile insect release and Okanagan Basin Water Board.

    If you require copies of the financial statements or the annual budget, please contact the finance department: budget@rdos.bc.ca

    PowerPoint: RDOS Budget presentation for participating members 2023 (January 9, 2023)

    Video: 2023-2027 RDOS Budget presentation | Budget at first reading (January 11, 2023)


    RDOS Budget 2023 Electoral Area presentations:

    The Regional District hosted the following meetings to provide information and gather feedback on RDOS 2023-2027 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2988.

    RDOS Budget 2023 Area "I" public information meeting
    Saturday, February 11, 2023
    4:00 to 5:00 pm Kaleden Community Hall, 320 Lakehill Road

    RDOS Budget 2023 Area "G" public information meetings
    Thursday, February 9, 2023
    4:00 to 5:00 pm: Similkameen Recreation Centre, 311 – 9th Street, Keremeos
    6:00 to 7:00 pm: Hedley Centre, 789 Scott Avenue, Hedley

    RDOS Budget 2023 Area "F" public information meeting
    Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - view a recording of the meeting on YouTube

    RDOS Budget 2023 Area "F" public information meeting
    Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - Video
    7:00 to 8:00 pm: RDOS Head Office, 101 Martin Street, Penticton

    RDOS Budget 2023 Area "I" (Apex) public information meetings
    Saturday, February 4, 2023
    3:00 to 4:00 pm: Apex Mountain Resort cafeteria, 324 Strayhorse Road

    RDOS Budget 2023 Area "D" public information meeting
    Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    7:00 to 9:00 pm Okanagan Falls Recreation Centre, 1141 Cedar Street
    Join the meeting via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81137839355

    RDOS Budget 2023 Area "E" public information meeting
    Thursday, January 26, 2023
    6:30 to 7:30 pm Naramata Fire Hall, 1095 Lower Debeck Road

    RDOS Budget 2023 Area "G" public information meetings
    Tuesday, January 17, 2023
    3:00 to 4:00 pm: Similkameen Recreation Centre, 311 – 9th Street, Keremeos
    6:00 to 7:00 pm: Hedley Community Hall, 789 Scott Avenue, Hedley

    RDOS Budget 2023 Municipal presentations:

    Monday, January 9, 2023 - Town of Oliver
    Monday, January 16, 2023 - Village of Keremeos
    Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - City of Penticton
    Monday, January 23, 2023 - District of Summerland
    Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - Town of Osoyoos
    Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - Town of Princeton

    January 12, 2023: RDOS Budget 2023 public information meeting
    View recording of this meeting.

    January 5, 2023: First reading of Draft Budget 2023 (to be confirmed)

    December 2, 2022: Budget Committee Meeting #2
    View recording of this meeting.

    November 18, 2022: Budget Committee Meeting #1
    View recording of this meeting.

    Please click here to view the Corporate Services Committee agenda for Friday, November 18, 2022. The Draft Budget link is located on the right.

  • 2022 budget archive

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Budget 2022

    The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 2022-2026 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw 2953, 2022 was read a third time as amended, and adopted during the March 3, 2022 Board of Directors meeting.

    2022 marks the first year capital and operating expenses are divided into two separate budgets. This step creates a baseline budget to ensure operating expenses are consistent. RDOS Manager of Finance Jim Zaffino introduced a recommendation to the Board that no capital projects are to be funded directly from taxes.

    Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District (OSRHD)
    The Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw 169, 2022 was read a third time and adopted during the February 17, 2022, OSRHD Board of Directors meeting.

    Fees and Charges Bylaw
    The RDOS Fees and Charges Bylaw 2955, 2022 was adopted during the Board of Directors meeting on March 17, 2022. The RDOS Board establishes fees and charges for various Regional District services and information. In accordance with the Local Government Act Section 397 (imposition of fees and charges and Section 462 (fees related to applications and inspections), the Regional Board establishes fees and charges which reflect cost recovery for services and information provided. The Fees and Charges Bylaw is posted annually on the RDOS website.