RDOS Budget

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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.

The Bylaw received second reading on February 17, 2022, as amended.

Draft budget video presentations (after first reading) are posted on the RDOS YouTube channel and RDOS Regional Connections.

Click here to view draft budget PowerPoint presentations (after first reading) on the RDOS website.

Key budget dates in 2022:

• January 6: first reading

• February 17: second reading

• March 3: third reading and adoption

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.

Budget 2022
Each year, the Board is presented a draft budget so the Board can begin reviewing the budget plan. On November 5th, 2021, the Board was presented with the first 2022 – 2026 draft. Also on November 5th, the Board approved a number of program change requests. The draft II budget presented includes the approved requests. In addition, a number of meetings have occurred with Directors and staff, and changes are being recommended.

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.

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 2021-2025 Financial Plan

Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District 2021-2025 Financial Plan

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

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of local governments.


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.

The Bylaw received second reading on February 17, 2022, as amended.

Draft budget video presentations (after first reading) are posted on the RDOS YouTube channel and RDOS Regional Connections.

Click here to view draft budget PowerPoint presentations (after first reading) on the RDOS website.

Key budget dates in 2022:

• January 6: first reading

• February 17: second reading

• March 3: third reading and adoption

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.

Budget 2022
Each year, the Board is presented a draft budget so the Board can begin reviewing the budget plan. On November 5th, 2021, the Board was presented with the first 2022 – 2026 draft. Also on November 5th, the Board approved a number of program change requests. The draft II budget presented includes the approved requests. In addition, a number of meetings have occurred with Directors and staff, and changes are being recommended.

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.

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 2021-2025 Financial Plan

Okanagan Similkameen Regional Hospital District 2021-2025 Financial Plan

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

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of local governments.