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COVID-19: Daily update on changes to programs and services

For immediate release: May 1, 2020 - 4:43pm
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The City is doing its part to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon. We have made many staffing and service changes so that our employees can safely deliver services to residents and to make sure people remain physically apart from one another. This way we can all work together by staying apart – it will protect the health of essential frontline healthcare staff, core service workers and first-responders. These actions in turn protect all of us.

Plumbing Troubleshooting for Medical Services

Businesses re-opening after weeks of no activity may notice water quality changes due to stagnant water in their plumbing pipes. As the Province’s Re-Open Saskatchewan plan allows for the re-opening of medical services businesses starting May 4, we encourage businesses that offer dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, opticians, podiatry, occupational therapy and chiropractic treatment to follow inspection and flushing recommendations at saskatoon.ca/plumbing. This will apply for all businesses as they re-open if they haven’t used their water for a while.

Changes to Silverwood Dog Park Entrance

Silverwood Dog Park's south entrance has been moved further north to allow for more space between users. The south entrance will remain closed while the restrictions under the current Provincial Public Health Order from the Chief Medical Health Officer are in effect.

2020 Property Tax Payment Deadline Extended

The 2020 Property Tax notices will be mailed to Saskatoon residents starting the first week of May. To offer assistance and best service to citizens experiencing the effects of the economic impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has extended the 2020 Property Tax deadline to September 30, 2020, allowing additional time for residents to pay their 2020 Property Tax. On your notice, your 2020 Property Tax due date will still show as June 30, 2020.
However:

  • The City is extending a three-month grace period to provide you with additional time to pay your 2020 Property Tax.
  • You will not incur any late payment penalties on your 2020 Property Tax if you pay the full amount due by September 30, 2020.
  • Residents who are able to pay their 2020 Property Tax per regular schedule (June 30, 2020) are encouraged to do so. This will support the City  in delivering the core services we all rely on during this challenging time.

TIPPS Customers

  • If you are a TIPPS customer currently paying your 2020 Property Tax over 12-equal monthly installments, you may request to be removed from TIPPS at any time should you require immediate, short-term financial relief without incurring a penalty. Your full property tax amount will then be due by September 30, 2020. ​

To cancel your participation in TIPPS:  Please contact us via email with your property 's roll#, address and ownership name and your request to be removed from TIPPS. 

We understand this is a challenging time for many residents. We are here to discuss your property tax-related questions, please email revenue@saskatoon.ca or contact our Corporate Revenue Customer Service Representatives at 306-975-2400

Saskatoon Transit

With employees returning to work at the businesses re-opening under the guidance of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan, please remember to maintain appropriate physical distancing – two meters while on buses, in shelters and in terminals.

Please visit saskatoon.ca/covid19 for timely updates from the City of Saskatoon on everything you need to know to stay safe.