Residents of the Highlands have been asked if they would be willing to pay up to 10% more for council services.
Highland Council raises £68m every year from charges for services such as school meals, the hire of its buildings, car parking and burials.
In a blog inviting the public's views on how the authority could achieve savings, budget leader David Alston said higher fees would ease cuts.
No increase would see a reduction in services, the council has warned.
Residents have been asked if they would support increases of three, five or 10%.
Highland would still offer concessions and discounts to certain people.
The blog was launched as part the council's efforts to consult the public on its plans to save £36m over three years.