2020 Property Tax Payment Deadline Extended
Your 2020 Property Tax notice will be delivered by the end of 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 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.
- 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.
- For TIPPS customers currently paying their 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 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.
Tax Notices and Due Dates
Property Tax Notices are issued in the spring each year after City Council passes the mill rate bylaw. If your property assessment changes, you may receive a Supplementary Tax Notice based on the increase in the assessed value of the property.
Property taxes are based on the calendar year (January to December) and are due on June 30 each year, unless taxes are paid using the Tax Instalment Payment Plan Service (TIPPS).
Supplementary Tax Notices are due on December 31 of the year they are issued.
- The Tax Instalment Payment Plan Service (TIPPS) allows property owners to pay their property tax bill in 12 monthly instalments rather than a single annual payment. You may join the TIPPS program anytime. Already on TIPPS? Your TIPPS amount showing on your property tax notice is for information only.
Internet or Telephone Banking
- City of Saskatoon Property Tax bills may be paid at most financial institutions by ATM or in person.
- If you bank by Internet or by telephone, look for “Saskatoon” in your financial institution’s payee list and choose the option for property tax.
- To register your property tax bill for Internet or telephone payment, you will need the Roll Number located on your Property Tax Notice.
- Please note your bank’s policy regarding the effective date of your payment and retain your ATM receipt or Internet confirmation as proof of your payment date and time.
- Include your Property Tax Notice payment stub.
- Make your cheque or money order payable to the City of Saskatoon. Do not send cash in the mail.
- The envelope must be post-marked by Canada Post on or before the due date to avoid late payment penalties. Mail payment to:
City of Saskatoon
P.O. Box 1788
- Pay in person at City Hall, 222 3rd Avenue North
- Present your complete Property Tax Notice for payment.
- Payment methods accepted: Cash, Cheque, or Debit.
- If paying by Debit, be aware of your daily payment withdrawal limit.
- Our Payment Centre is available Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pay after hours
- After hours, place your payment (cheque or money order only) in the drop-box located by the main doors of City Hall.
- Do not put cash in the drop-box.
- The City of Saskatoon will accept post-dated cheques for the payment of Property Tax, but to avoid penalty the cheque must be dated for the applicable due date.
- Post-dated cheques may be dropped off at Customer Service, Main Floor, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Credit Card Payments
- This service is not available for tax payments.
Property Tax Arrears and Penalty Charges
If any current year taxes are outstanding after June 30, the property will be assessed a 1.25% monthly penalty.
If the current year's taxes remain outstanding after December 31, a 1.5% monthly penalty will be assessed and the property becomes subject to proceedings under The Tax Enforcement Act.
Tax Arrears from past years are assessed a 1.5% monthly penalty.
All penalties are added to the tax account, and compound monthly.
Help for Seniors
If you are a low-income senior and qualify for this program, you may be able to defer payment of all - or a portion of your annual municipal and library property taxes under our Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program.
Tax Refund Requests
If you wish to request a property tax refund, please contact Customer Service in the Revenue Branch for more information. All requests for property tax refunds must be made in writing and approved by the Revenue Branch before a refund may be issued. The City of Saskatoon taxes the property, not the owner. When a property is sold, the lawyers representing the vendor and the purchaser calculate any tax adjustment.