The City of Saskatoon collects property taxes on behalf of three taxing authorities; each establishes its annual budget and, after taking into consideration other sources of revenue, determines the total amount of revenue required through taxation.
- City of Saskatoon - Municipal Tax
- Saskatoon Public Library - Library Tax
- Province of Saskatchewan - Education 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 taxes each year.
The Province sets the Education Tax Rate each year. The City of Saskatoon is bound by provincial legislation to bill, collect and send education property taxes to the province. The City of Saskatoon does not keep education property taxes for use in providing City services.
Your 2018 Property Taxes: Important Dates to Know
January 2 - February 2, 2018 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.
May 2018: Your Property Tax Notice for 2018 will be mailed in early May. You can register for the monthly payment plan to spread the cost over the year.
June 30, 2018: Your 2018 Property Tax payment is due. See your payment options below.
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 2 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 Halls’ 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. City Hall is closed Saturday, June 30, 2018. Payment methods accepted: Cash, Cheque, or Debit.
- TIPPS: Make monthly payments for property taxes 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.
- Late payments made after June 30 of the current tax year will have a late penalty of 1.25% per month applied.
Helpful & Informative Guides - Property Taxes, Education Taxes, Assessment, Phase-in
Frequently Asked Questions About Property Taxes
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.
I see a Tax Phase-In Calculation on the front and the back of my 2017 Property Tax Notice, what does this mean?
Your 2017 Property Tax Notice includes the full increase or decrease to your property taxes as a result of this year's reassessment of your property. For residential properties, this change in tax is phased in or spread over two years at a rate of 50% per year. Each type of property class will have their own specific phase-in calculation.
Here is an example of how phase-in works.
Will my property taxes change with a reassessment?
Almost all properties will see a tax change as a result of a reassessment. Properties with above average increases in value will have an increase in property tax, and those with lower than average increases in value will have a decrease in property tax. On January 9, 2017, as provincially legislated, the City of Saskatoon sent reassessment notices to all property owners in Saskatoon; 2017 was a reassessment year.
What are my property tax dollars used for?
Property taxes are used to fund schools, the library, and for a wide variety of municipal services residents rely on every day, including police and fire protection. View how property taxes were allocated in 2017.
View how your portion of municipal taxes are distributed to key civic services in Saskatoon by entering your street address first, and then your unit number in the easy to use online Property Assessment & Tax Tool.
How are Education taxes determined?
The City is provincially legislated to bill, collect and forward education property taxes to the Province. The Province sets the school tax rates - not the City of Saskatoon. Your Guide to 2017 Education Taxes
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 is a declaration of faith, not of school support. If you wish to change your School Tax from one School Board to another based on your faith, please use the forms found in Related Documents on this page to submit a declaration to the Assessment & Valuation.