RDOS Budget

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On Thursday, January 5, 2023, the Board gave first reading to RDOS 2023-2027 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2988. Community consultation closes Friday, February 17, 2023, at 4:30 pm.

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

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

Upcoming key budget dates:

The Regional District is hosting 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" (Apex) public information meetings

Saturday, February 4, 2023
3:00 to 4:00 pm: Apex Mountain Resort cafeteria, 324 Strayhorse Road

Saturday, February 11, 2023
4:00 to 5:00 pm Kaleden Community Hall, 320 Lakehill Road


RDOS Budget 2023 Area "F" public information meeting

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
7:00 to 8:00 pm: RDOS Head Office, 101 Martin Street, Penticton

Join the meeting by visiting: https://rdos.webex.com/
Webinar password: RD@S (7317 from phones)
Join the audio conference only via telephone: 1-833-311-4101 Canada Toll Free


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 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


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)


Previous dates:

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

Parking is available on the road or adjacent to the fire hall. Visitors are asked not to park in the parking stalls (reserved for firefighters) or in front of the bay doors.

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

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.


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.

Budget 2022 archive information

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.

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.


On Thursday, January 5, 2023, the Board gave first reading to RDOS 2023-2027 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2988. Community consultation closes Friday, February 17, 2023, at 4:30 pm.

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

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

Upcoming key budget dates:

The Regional District is hosting 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" (Apex) public information meetings

Saturday, February 4, 2023
3:00 to 4:00 pm: Apex Mountain Resort cafeteria, 324 Strayhorse Road

Saturday, February 11, 2023
4:00 to 5:00 pm Kaleden Community Hall, 320 Lakehill Road


RDOS Budget 2023 Area "F" public information meeting

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
7:00 to 8:00 pm: RDOS Head Office, 101 Martin Street, Penticton

Join the meeting by visiting: https://rdos.webex.com/
Webinar password: RD@S (7317 from phones)
Join the audio conference only via telephone: 1-833-311-4101 Canada Toll Free


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 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


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)


Previous dates:

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

Parking is available on the road or adjacent to the fire hall. Visitors are asked not to park in the parking stalls (reserved for firefighters) or in front of the bay doors.

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

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.


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.

Budget 2022 archive information

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.

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.