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COVID-19: Daily Update on Changes to Programs and Services, June 11, 2020

For immediate release: June 11, 2020 - 4:34pm
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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 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. 

City Hall Lobby Opens June 15: Early Payment Period Extended for Some Bylaw Tickets 

The City of Saskatoon is offering an extension of the early payment option to anyone who has received a Notice of Violation or other non-parking bylaw tickets between the period of March 5, 2020, and June 12, 2020.   

Many non-parking bylaw tickets provide for an early payment option of either a lesser sum or set amount within 14 days of receiving the Notice of Violation.  As City Hall was closed, some may have wanted to take advantage of the payment within 14 days but were unable to do so.  This is the reason for this extension.  If the date of the offence for your Notice of Violation falls within the dates set out above, you can now pay the amount noted on the ticket and avoid the matter proceeding to prosecution. 

What Types of Non-Parking Offences are Included? 

  • Saskatoon Fire Department issued tickets; 

  • Tickets issued by Animal Control; 

  • Jaywalking tickets; 

  • Bicycle tickets;  

  • Noise Bylaw tickets; and 

  • Other violations of the City of Saskatoon Bylaws where the ticket provided for early payment of either a lesser sum or a set amount. 

Timeline for Early Payment Option 

  • The early reduction payment option will be available for tickets issued between March 5, 2020 and June 12, 2020.  

  • The amount to pay will be noted on the Notice of Violation. 

  • Payment must be made in-person or received by mail, or through the dropbox located outside the main entrance doors of City Hall no later than 5 PM on Friday, June 26, 2020. 

  • City Hall lobby opens for in-person transactions effective June 15, 2020. 

  • The address for City Hall is 222 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon. 

What Happens if I Do Not Pay within the Extension Period? 

Any Notice of Violation or ticket not paid on or before June 29, 2020 will proceed through the prosecution process where an Information will be prepared and you will be summoned to appear in Bylaw Court. 

For any further questions regarding this Early Reduction Payment option, contact Corporate Revenue Customer Service at 306-975-2400. 

City Hall Lobby Opens June 15: Subsidized Spay and Neuter Program (SSNP)  

With some front counter services resuming at City Hall starting on June 15, the SSNP will be proceeding by appointment only. The City will be contacting program applicants starting as early as June 22 to schedule individual appointments to complete the SSNP application process at City Hall. Program applicants are encouraged to wait until your appointment has been scheduled before visiting City Hall.   

The City is committed to supporting approved applicants during this time. Any approved SSNP application with an expiration date in April, May, June or July has been extended to expire on September 30, 2020.  Program applicants will be contacted in order of approval. For more information visit saskatoon.ca/animalservices. 

Woodlawn Cemetery Administration Building Re-Opening June 15 

Starting Monday, June 15, the administration building at Woodlawn Cemetery will re-open to the public and resume normal services during regular business hours. The building’s washroom will remained closed to the public to ensure the safety of operations staff. Other safety protocols will be in place guided by the current Provincial Health Order. For further inquiries, visit saskatoon.ca/woodlawn or call 306-975-3308 

If you are visiting cemetery grounds, we ask that you follow physical distancing guidelines.   

Please visit saskatoon.ca/covid-19 for timely updates from the City of Saskatoon on everything you need to know to stay safe.