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Operating Budget

The City of Lethbridge develops an operating budget every four years which accounts for the ongoing expenses required to deliver municipal programs and services to residents.

2023 to 2026 Operating Budget

Budget breakdown and funding

The operational budget is broken down into the general fund and the utility fund. The budget amounts are broken down based on department and program. City Council reviews the recommended budget, makes any amendments required and approves the budget.

General fund

The general fund is funded by property taxes, user fees, grants and other general revenues. It includes ongoing operating costs for services or programs such as police, fire, parks operations, public transit, road maintenance, snow removal, libraries, arenas and swimming pools.

Utility fund

The utility fund is funded by utility rates. It includes ongoing operating costs for electric, water, sewer, landfill, garbage collection and recycling.

Previous operating budgets

View our operating budgets and reviews from previous years. Please contact us to request an operating budget from an earlier time period.

Contact Us

City Hall
910 4 Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6

Phone: 311
or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)


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