COVID-19 Response: 2020 Property Tax Payment Deadline Extended
Your 2020 Property Tax notice was delivered in May 2020.
To offer assistance and best service to citizens experiencing the effects of the economic impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City extended the 2020 Property Tax deadline to September 30, 2020, allowing additional time for residents to pay their 2020 Property Tax.
We understand this continues to be a challenging time for many residents. We are here to discuss your property tax-related questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our Corporate Revenue Customer Service Representatives at 306-975-2400.
The City of Saskatoon bills and collects property tax annually.
Each year your property tax bill consists of three components:
- Municipal Tax
- Library Tax
- Education Tax
Municipal and Library Tax:
City Council approves the municipal and library budget each year to determine how much revenue is required to support and provide City services. From this amount, grants and other sources of revenue other than property tax are subtracted. The difference determines the amount of revenue the City must collect from property tax each year.
The Province of Saskatchewan sets the mill rates for Education Property Tax for all public school divisions. The Saskatoon separate school division set their own mill rates and adopted the provincial mill rates. The City of Saskatoon is bound by provincial legislation to bill and collect education property tax. The City of Saskatoon does not keep education property tax for use in providing City services.
Your 2020 Property Tax: Important Dates to Know
January 2 - February 3, 2020, is the 30-Day Customer Review Period: If you would like to file a formal appeal regarding your property's assessment, it must be submitted to the Board of Revision during the Customer Review Period.
Spring 2020: Your Property Tax Notice for 2020 will be mailed out by the end of May. You may choose to register for the monthly payment plan to spread the cost over the year. The 2020 Property Tax and BID Levy Bylaws will be approved.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Your 2020 Property Tax payment is due; however, the City is providing a three-month grace period to allow additional time to pay your property taxes should you need it - without incurring any penalties.
Please note: There is a Payment Drop Box outside of City Hall's front entrance to deposit cheques .
Your Property Tax Payment Options
- Internet or Telephone Banking: Register your payment with the Roll Number located on the front of your property tax notice. Please allow up to two business days for payment processing by the vendor. Some vendors may take longer.
- By Mail: Mail your cheque or bank draft to: P.O. Box 1788, Saskatoon, SK S7K 8E1. Post-dated cheques are accepted. Please do not enclose cash.
- 24-Hour Deposit Box: Located outside City Hall's main entrance. Please include the tax payment stub with your cheque or bank draft.
- In Person: City Hall Payment Centre open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. Payment methods accepted are Cash, Cheque or Debit.
- TIPPS: Make monthly payments for property tax rather than one annual payment. You may join the TIPPS program anytime, for more information call 306-975-2400. Already on TIPPS? Your TIPPS amount showing on your property tax notice is for information only.
- Property Tax payments made after September 30, 2020 will have a late penalty of 1.25% per month applied.
2020 BID Levy, Property Tax, School Division Bylaws & 2017 Phase-In Bylaw
Frequently Asked Questions About Property Taxes
If I have tax arrears owing from a previous year, can my penalty charges be waived this year?
No, penalty charges applied to any non-2020 tax arrears will continue to be applied until the arrears are cleared.
Can I look up the exact amount I owe for my property taxes using the online Property Assessment & Tax Tool?
No. The information found using the Property Assessment Online Tool to search a property does not contain the full details of a specific tax account; it shows the tax levy in relation to a property's assessment.
The amount shown does not include other charges such as BIDS, phase-in and special charges. Call 306-975-2400 for additional tax information you may be looking for.
What is the property taxation system in Saskatoon?
The City follows the guidelines established by the provincial government and uses a property assessment process to ensure that all property owners with similar properties pay similar property taxes.
What are my property tax dollars used for?
The municipal portion of property taxes retained by the City (approximately 57%) are used to fund the wide variety of core services residents rely on every day, including police and fire protection, transit, roadway maintenance, utility services and waste disposal. Approximately 37% of the total property tax collected is billed and then remitted to the Province on behalf of the Public and Separate School Boards; 6% is allocated for the Public Library Board.
To view your portion of municipal taxes and how they are distributed to key civic services in Saskatoon, slowly enter your street address first, and then your unit number in the easy-to-use online Property Assessment & Tax Tool.
How are Education taxes determined? Will the City still collect Education Property Tax during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The City is provincially legislated to bill and collect education property tax, and will continue to do so. The Province of Saskatchewan sets the mill rates for education property tax for all public school divisions. The Saskatoon separate school division set their own mill rates and adopted the provincial mill rates. The City does not keep education property tax for use in providing City services.
Can I appeal any portion of my taxes?
No, it is important to remember that only your assessment can be appealed, not your property taxes. The Board of Revision ensures that your assessment is fair and equitable. If you appeal your assessment and the Board makes a change, the decision changes the property assessment value in the year of assessment only and cannot be made retroactive to previous years.
Changes to Tax Information
If you need to change any tax information on file with the City, please follow these instructions:
Change of Name
If you wish to have your new legal name displayed on the Assessment Notice and Property Tax Notice, you must submit an application and an affidavit to ISC. Forms and instructions are available at isc.ca.
The City of Saskatoon Assessment and Property Tax information records reflect the exact name registered at the provincial ISC office (Land Titles).
Change of Mailing Address
Contact Customer Service in the Revenue Branch or the Taxation & Assessment Branch to request a mailing address change. If you own more than one property, your must request a mailing address change for each address.
School Tax Declaration: If you wish to change the allocation of your education property tax from one school board to another based on your faith, please use the forms found in the Related Documents section on this page to submit your declaration.