2019 Budget

2019 Budget

Budget Overview

  • Lincoln is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Niagara
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  • As such, to support smart growth principles, organization & community sustainability, and prepare for increased service delivery demand/needs, the 2019 Budget aims to invest areas focused on growth & development - infrastructure, service delivery, and programs & services.
  • The Town also continues to invest in basic services as tax impacts over the past 10 years have allowed for sustained services, but no enhancements
  • Affordability for our residents and businesses remains a focus in all decision-making
    • Lincoln remains the 2nd lowest in property taxes as a % of household income
    • Lincoln remains the 4th lowest in property taxes + water/wastewater as a % of household income


Overall Tax Levy Scenario 

2019 Blended Rate

Lincoln’s tax bill accounts for three agencies. In addition to the Town of Lincoln's portion (36%) of the tax bill, property taxes pay for the delivery of community programs and services by Niagara Region (including waste) (51%) and the school boards (13%).

The impact to property taxes is a combination of these three agencies. Often referred to as a blended rate and this is what a resident will see on their tax bill. This year’s blended rate is 3.70%.

Important to note that while Lincoln’s levy % is higher, when you consider it is only 1/3 of the property tax bill impact, Lincoln’s overall tax bill dollar portion (what you actually pay) is less than Niagara Region’s dollar portion. Niagara Region’s overall dollar impact is ½ of your tax bill.

Table - Impact on Total Tax Bill per $100,000 of Residential Assessment

Agency Share of Tax Bill 2018 Taxes 2019 Increase  2019 Taxes
Town of Lincoln 36.52% 426.36 7.29% 457.43
Niagara Region 47.01% 567.08 3.83% 588.80
Region Waste Service 3.61% 44.26 2.10% 45.19


12.86% 170.00 -5.29% 161.00
Total 100% 1,207.70 ---------- 1,252.42

*Final impact, approved by Province

Overall Blended Rate = 3.70%
Overall increase to your tax bill from 2018 to 2019 = $44.72 (per $100,000 residential assessment)

Budget Impact to Property Taxes

Therefore, this year, the budget impact (3.70% blended rate increase) to a property tax bill are, per property assessment values of:

  • $100,000 = $44.72
  • $250,000 = $111.80
  • $375,000 = $167.70
  • $450,000 = $201.24
  • $575,000 = $257.14

Value for Money 

A portion of every tax dollar is used to provide over 90 programs and services to ensure a high quality of life for residents.

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Budget by the Numbers

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