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Grants, Fees & Taxes

The Municipal Act provides a set of revenue-generating tools for municipalities.  Municipalities currently have two options for raising revenue: municipal service charges (fees) and taxes (property tax and local improvements).  

Each year, as part of the annual budget process, Council determines:

  • tax rates to be levied upon all taxable real property in the City of Dawson
  • what fees and charges make sense for generating revenue in our community
  • the amount of funding to be provided for all municipal grant programs including,  Community Grants, Recreation Grants, Senior Home Owner Grants, Development Incentive Grants, and Heritage Incentive Grants.

For more information, browse the menu headings and documents in this section or contact us at

Finance & Administration
in person at 1336 Front Street, 2nd Floor Above the Fire Hall
Phone: 993-7400 Ext. 499