Permits, Taxes, and Utility Rates

Permits

Municipal Permits by Development Type 2012 - 2018

 Permit Values

There has been a constant increase in residential construction (blue bars) in Strathroy-Caradoc since 2012 which municipal permit data is able to track in a way that the census does not. And this trend is continuing in 2019.

Taxes

Municipal Taxes

Municipal Tax Comparison

Large manufacturers, small or medium businesses, and residents looking to relocate to Strathroy-Caradoc will all pay less in industrial, commercial, or residential property tax than in the large neighbouring communities. There are provincial and federal taxes that businesses and residents need to factor in as well, but the municipality has tried to make it more affordable for its residents and business owners by providing lower property taxes then some of the other large communities elsewhere in southwestern Ontario.

Provincial Taxes
 Provincial Taxes
Federal Taxes
 Federal Taxes

Utilities

 Water and Sewer Rates

Water and Sewer Rates

The Strathroy Water System receives water from the Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System. The pipeline for this project was installed in 2005 and has a capacity of 54,700 m3/day. The average day flow for Strathroy in 2010 was 4,795 m3/day. The pipeline is projected to provide a minimum 40 year water supply.

The Strathroy Sewage Treatment Plant was upgraded in 2000 to a capacity of 10,000 m3/day. The 2010 average daily flow for the facility was 5,282 m3/day. The facility was designed based on a 20 year horizon with expansion forecasted in 2020. 

View Schedule of 2019 Water and Sewer Rates (PDF [197 kB]).

 Gas Rates

Gas Rates

Gas services distribution services are provided by Union Gas.

 Hydro Rates

Hydro services for Strathroy are provided by Entegrus Powerlines Inc. The substation is located 5 km away from the Industrial Park. Entegrus reports no power quality issues in the Industrial Park. The Industrial Park also has the advantage of having two hydro feeds (one Municipal/one Ontario Hydro). Entegrus indicates that the feeds may be switched in the event that there is a problem thus limiting the impact.